Peter Madden
Managing Editor

Pete Madden is an award-winning investigative producer, reporter and editor. As a member of the ABC News Investigative Unit, he contributed coverage of national security, political corruption and human rights to Good Morning AmericaWorld News Tonight with David MuirNightline and 20/20. Madden led the network’s groundbreaking investigation of the use of race-norming in the NFL’s Concussion Settlement Program, resulting in the league’s abandonment of the practice, the payment of millions of dollars in additional compensation to ailing former players and their families, and calls for the elimination of race as a diagnostic tool throughout neuropsychology. He also co-developed the hit podcast series Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein, which tracked the rise and fall of the notorious sex offender and examined the mysterious provenance of some of his wealth. Previously, he was a senior producer at Sports Illustrated, where he co-reported the magazine’s “First Golfer” feature about President Donald Trump’s global golf business. His work has earned a Scripps Howard Award and two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and he was an Ottaway Foundation-sponsored visiting professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz in 2023. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Columbia Journalism School.

Motion hearing regarding access to transcript and interview jurors, in Atlanta

Judge Rejects Trump’s First Amendment Challenge to Charges in Georgia Election Case

The judge ruled that the charges do not suggest Trump is being prosecuted simply for making false statements but rather that he acted willfully and knowingly to harm the government.

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How Two Sentences in the Constitution Rose From Obscurity to Ensnare Donald Trump

It will be the first time in history that the nation’s highest court has heard a case on Section 3, which was used to keep former Confederates from holding government offices.

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U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith speaks about indictment of former U.S. President Trump in Washington

Prosecutors Seek to Bar Trump From Injecting Politics Into Federal Election Interference Trial

Special counsel Jack Smith office told Judge Tanya Chutkan that Trump’s lawyers should be prevented from “raising irrelevant political issues or arguments in front of the jury."

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Derry, New Hampshire

Supreme Court Rejects Push to Fast-Track Ruling in Trump’s Election Subversion Case

The ruling is a scheduling win for Trump and his lawyers, who have sought repeatedly to delay the criminal cases against him as he campaigns to reclaim the White House in 2024.

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Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis campaigns in South Carolina

Florida Pauses Plan to Disband Pro-Palestinian Student Groups

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression had denounced the original plan, citing concerns over free speech.

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Pro-Israel students take part in a protest in support of Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza, at Columbia University in New York City

Clashes Over Israel-Hamas War Shatter Sense of Safety on US College Campuses

On college campuses, long-simmering tensions are erupting in violence and shattering the sense of safety that makes colleges hubs of free discourse.

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The Idaho State Capitol building is seen in Boise

Federal Judge Puts Idaho’s ‘Abortion Trafficking’ Law on Hold During Lawsuit

The law enacted in May was designed to prevent minors from getting abortions in states where the procedure is legal if they don’t have their parents’ permission.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Derry, New Hampshire

Can Michigan Activists Keep Trump Off the Ballot? A Judge Is Hearing Arguments

Activists are suing Michigan's secretary of state to force her to keep Trump’s name off ballots and to assess Trump’s constitutional qualifications to serve a second term.

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