David Haugh

David Haugh (born May 22, 1968) is an American columnist, radio, and television personality. Haugh worked with the Chicago Tribune from 2002 to 2020, serving as the primary Chicago Bears columnist since 2009.

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 Chicago Tribune's 17th "In the Wake of the News" columnist.[1] On January 28, 2020, Haugh was fired from the Chicago Tribune after 17 years with the newspaper.[2]

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 9am-noon weekdays.[3] Haugh is also a regular post-game contributor on Chicago SportsTalk Live on NBC Sports Chicago following Bears games.

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.[4]


He is married to his wife Allison, a yoga instructor. Together they have a son named Blair and two dogs, Ashton and Bear.[1]


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