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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 Tribune by Hugh E. Keough in 1907. Haugh was also the co-host of the now-defunct "Kap and Haugh Show", which aired on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN Plus. He partnered with longtime Chicago sports broadcaster David Kaplan on the program from 9-noon M-F.[1]

In July 2018, Haugh replaced Brian Hanley as the host of "Mully & Hanley" on WSCR. He joined retained host Mike Mulligan on the newly branded "Mully & Haugh."


Haugh was raised in North Judson, Indiana. He obtained his degree from Ball State University, where he played football as a Safety 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 worked for the South Bend Tribune starting in 1993, primarily covering Notre Dame football. In February 2003, Haugh began working for the Chicago Tribune. He began as the beat writer, and later columnist, for the Chicago Bears. In 2009 he became the Tribune's 17th "In the Wake of the News" columnist.[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

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, a yoga instructor. Together they have a son named Blair and two dogs, Ashton and Bear.[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.