David Haugh

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David Haugh (born May 22, 1968) is a sports columnist with the Chicago Tribune. He began his career at the South Bend Tribune in Indiana, working there for nearly a decade before joining the Chicago Tribune as the paper's Chicago Bears beat writer. Currently, he writes the "In the Wake of the News" column, originated at the Tribuneby Hugh E . Keough in 1907.[1]


Haugh was raised in North Judson, Indiana. He obtained his degree from Ball State University, where he played football and was an All-Mid-American Conference safety and Academic All-American. He later received his Master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Haugh began working for the Chicago Tribune in February 2003. He became the Tribune's 17th "In the Wake of the News" columnist.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Haugh has received a number of local, state, and national writing awards. He was chosen as the 1999 Indiana Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.[3]


He is married to his wife Allison and together they have a son named Blair and two dogs, Deez & Nuts.[2]


  1. ^ "In the Wake of the News": The Beginnings of a Sports Column. by HEK. Alfred Lawrence Lorenz, American Journalism (Vol.9, No. 1-2
  2. ^ a b "David Haugh's In the Wake of the News". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Rader, Lori (2000-04-04). "Journalism banquet honors alumni, professionals". Ball State University. Retrieved 2007-09-26.