Brad Edwards

brad profile Brad EdwardsBrad Edwards is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago.

He joined the station in 2012 from WISH-TV, a CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, where his work as a reporter won four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Underscoring his commitment to Original Reporting, Brad has engaged the people of Chicago with his story-telling and coverage of breaking news.

His work earned him the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for writing for a compilation of Original Reports for CBS 2′s 10 p.m. newscast.

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On New Year’s Eve 2013, Brad was the only reporter invited to discuss Chicago’s violence during a one-on-one, ride-along interview with Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.

Additionally, he has exposed problems with the plan to ban cell phones from criminal courts, leading the chief judge to overhaul the order. He broke a story on hazing rituals at a local high school that lead to the coach’s termination and a policy change.

From 2007-10, Brad worked in Detroit, where he was a reporter and anchor for the News Edge at WJBK–TV. While there, the Michigan Associated Press named him Best Reporter in 2009.

Edwards was also nominated Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2010.

From 2003-07, Brad served as weekend anchor/reporter for WOOD-TV in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich. While there, Brad won his first of eight consecutive Regional Emmy Awards for Best News Writing [2003-2010].

Additionally, he earned awards from the Michigan Associated Press for Best Individual Reporting [2005 and 2006].

Brad, a Michigan State University graduate, began his on-air broadcasting career in Lansing, Mich. In his first year at CBS affiliate WLNS-TV, Brad’s work won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for News Writing [2002].

Police officers watch as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Sends National Guard Units To Ferguson

After a night of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, with at least a dozen businesses burned to the ground, residents were left wondering why it had to happen. More than a dozen buildings were burned to the ground. At least 60 people were arrested during the protests, and at least 16 people were treated for injuries.

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Feds Investigate Missing-Mail Complaints In Lake Forest

It isn’t known how widespread the problem may be. But officials are focusing on the zip code of 60045, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

11/20/2014

Video released of a police shooting inside Highland Park Hospital. (Credit: Highland Park)

Mother Still Questions Police Shooting Her Son In Highland Park Hospital

A mother still has some big questions the day after Highland Park released video of police fatally shooting her son in a hospital.

11/19/2014

Video released of a police shooting inside Highland Park Hospital. (Credit: Highland Park)

Highland Park Releases Video Of Police Shooting In Hospital

Highland Park has released graphic video and a five page explanation of why the shot a man nine times in under two seconds after a FOIA request from CBS 2.

11/18/2014

Gary Fire Department Lt. Kevin Thomas describes his fire company's cramped, uncomfortable quarters. (CBS)

Gary, Ind. Firefighters Stuck In Bad Digs

Imagine trying to sleep while living above a party-room — and you’re a firefighter. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards pays a visit.

11/13/2014

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Elderly Woman Cleared In Neighbor Dispute That Turned Deadly

On Monday, Hazel Jones Huff got her good name back, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

11/10/2014

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Guy Who Invented ‘Operation’ Is Broke, Needs One Himself

Everybody’s played the popular board game. But do you know the back story of the man who invented it? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/29/2014

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Pizza Delivery Driver Shot In Dolton; $5,000 Reward Offered To Find Suspects

It happened near 141st and Indiana Saturday night. The unnamed victim was shot three times when he encountered three suspects during what is described as a set-up and ambush, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/27/2014

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Community Honors Mom’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

What started as a cause with modest goals on Monday became an explosion of pink under Friday night lights for a high school mom in Crystal Lake. CBS 2’s Brad Edward reports.

10/17/2014

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Man Steals, Crashes SUV Of Good Samaritan Who Pulled Over To Help Him

It was a seriously bum deal for a Good Samaritan who tried to help another driver after a crash in Yorkville. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the Original Report.

10/15/2014

Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Morton Grove Mayor To Carbondale: Re-Examine Student’s Mysterious Death

The official cause of death of Pravin Varughese, 19, was hypothermia. His body was found in a wooded area near the SIU campus, but his family believes Pravin might have been killed.

10/14/2014

Mike, left, and Karol Kurzydlowski are both kickers on football teams. (CBS)

Brothers, Both Kickers, Score Game-Winners Within Moments Of Each Other

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards introduces us to football players Mike and Karol Kurzydlowski.

10/09/2014

Peifer Elementary School in Schererville, Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick

A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind.

10/08/2014

These are some of the items police recovered following a high-end watch theft. (CBS)

Cops Put High-End Loot On Display After Busting Theft Ring

It all started with police looking for seven high-end watches — worth $400,000 – stolen from a Gold Coast shop. In the hunt for those time pieces, the cops hit a jackpot.

10/03/2014

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Communities Paying Wildly Different Prices For Road Salt

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards learned in this Original Report what your hometown pays may be a lot more than the one next door.

10/01/2014

The board at O'Hare was not encouraging for people flying to New York on Wednesday. (CBS)

Kirk, Lipinski To FAA: How Could One Person Create So Much Air-Traffic Chaos?

Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.

09/26/2014

Mark River says he was suspended from Elmwood Park High School for standing up to a bully. (Credit: CBS)

Father Says Son Suspended For Standing Up To Bully

A father says instead of his son being treated as a hero for preventing a bully from attacking another student, he was suspended.

09/24/2014

Hotels are seen on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California state, Mexico. (Credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than A Dozen Hoffman Estates Firefighters Among Those Trapped In Cabo San Lucas

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports the majority of one shift of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department went there for a wedding, and what happened isn’t a fairytale.

09/17/2014

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Retailer Pulls Red-Spattered Kent State Shirts Amid Complaints Of Bad Taste

Kent State is the college campus in Ohio where four students were killed by National Guard troops in a war protest in 1970. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

09/15/2014

Five people were removed from a Riverdale house being used as a care facility, after police found they were suffering the effects of abuse and neglect. (Credit: CBS)

5 Hospitalized For Signs Of Neglect At Home Care Facility

Five people were hospitalized over the weekend for the effects of abuse and neglect, after a startling discovery Saturday inside a south suburban home that was being used as a care facility.

09/08/2014

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