Brad 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.
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 .
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.
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.
A mother still has some big questions the day after Highland Park released video of police fatally shooting her son in a 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.
Imagine trying to sleep while living above a party-room — and you’re a firefighter. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards pays a visit.
On Monday, Hazel Jones Huff got her good name back, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards introduces us to football players Mike and Karol Kurzydlowski.
A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind.
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.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards learned in this Original Report what your hometown pays may be a lot more than the one next door.
Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.
A father says instead of his son being treated as a hero for preventing a bully from attacking another student, he was suspended.
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.
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.
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.