Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

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

He received the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a compilation of Original Reports for CBS 2’s 10 p.m. newscast.

Brad joined the station in 2012 from the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, IN. As an anchor and investigative reporter there, he won four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Earlier in his career, Brad served as an anchor and reporter in Detroit, MI and in his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, where he received his first of eight consecutive regional Emmy Awards for News Writing (2003-2010). The Associated Press named him Best Reporter in 2005, 2006 and 2009.

A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, Brad resides in Chicago.

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Doris Chandler with her pet chickens. (Credit: CBS)

Palatine Couple Ordered To Give Up Pet Chickens

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards shows us, they are much more than just chickens.


Casey Urlacher (CBS)

Urlacher Brother, Now Mayor Of Northwest Suburb, Eyes State Senate Seat

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards pays a visit to Mettawa, Illinois, for the story.


Illinois Lottery. (Credit: CBS)

Will New Digital System For Illinois Lottery Be Trustworthy?

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on computers taking the place of those cute little ping pong balls.


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Chicago-Made Oreos Make For Presidential Campaign Fodder

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards is on the double stuffed debate.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Monday Court Hearing Looms For Daycare Death Case

Melissa Calusinki was found guilty of the murder of a preschooler and sentenced to 31 years in prison. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


St. Edward High's football in Elgin has a problem: not much grass. (CBS)

Suburban High School Has Sod Story To Tell After Football Field Is Ruined

The grounds crew at St. Edward High in Elgin apparently put down weed killer instead of fertilizer and killed most of the surface. Cost to repair: $200,000.


Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Questions Remain Two Weeks After Fox Lake Cop’s Death

(CBS) — Two weeks ago, there was a massive manhunt in Fox Lake trying to find who killed Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz. Now, the investigation has taken a new turn. Was G.I. Joe murdered or was […]


Ashton Simpson (Facebook)

Father Of Three Becomes Victim In Violent Alley In Gresham

CHICAGO (CBS) — He rushed his family inside to safety, but then lost his life to gunfire. Now, the family of Ashton Simpson is mourning his death and police are searching for his killer. Simpson […]


Travis Hall (CBS)

Boy, 9, Honors First Responders On Sept. 11

Travis Hall has sponsors donate food, which he then takes to first responders, to show his appreciation. He hands everyone he meets a “Thank You” sticker.


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Bus Driver Drops Off Kindergartener At Fast-Food Restaurant

To grandmother’s house little Josiah was supposed to go. Instead, he was dropped off at a fast-food joint. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Top left: Carter Coates, top right: Michael Kralis, bottom right: Andrew Patterson, bottom right: Patrick Moran. (Chicago Police)

Honor Students Charged In Attack On Bike Seller

Four honor roll students have been charged with Class X feloniies after police say a man trying to sell a bike was attacked with pepper spray, baseball bats and a metal pipe.


The driver of a semi hit a woman and child at 69th Street and Prairie. (CBS)

Woman, Child Hit By Semi On South Side

A child and a woman were taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle on the South Side on Tuesday afternoon.


Melinda Arvia (CBS)

Hit-And-Run Driver Strikes Family On Bike Path In Indiana

Jon Vert was riding a bike and towing his fiancée, Melinda Arvia, and young nephew in a bike trailer, when a motorist struck them. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.



Woman Buys Grandchildren Gift Cards That Are Rejected As Worthless At The Store

Jeannine Jaworowski squirrels away money each week so that her grandkids can have new shoes for school. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Melissa Calusinski Case Front And Center In Lake County State’s Attorney Race

Lake County’s top cop, Sheriff Mark Curran will run against the county’s top lawyer, State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim in a legal showdown that has heads spinning.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Protests Continue Over Daycare Worker’s Conviction

Protests continued Thursday over the conviction and imprisonment of Melissa Calusinksi, the former daycare worker convicted in the 2009 death of a toddler.


Laneesha Miller. (Chicago Police Alert)

Police Search For Body Of Missing Woman In Marquette Park Lagoon

Chicago police spent a large part of the day Tuesday at Marquette Park with the Water Department draining a lagoon on the east end of the park, and on Wednesday. Sources said investigators were searching for the body of Laneesha Miller, who disappeared three weeks ago.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Melissa Calusinski’s Family Hopes She’s Out Of Prison Soon

The father of daycare worker convicted in a toddler’s death met with her for the first time this weekend after new evidence lead to the coroner changing the manner of the toddler’s death.


Connita Richardson (Courtesy: Richardson family)

Mother Of Murder Victim Found In Gary To Person Of Interest: ‘Please, Turn Yourself In’

A Chicago mother in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood wonders how her daughter ended up murdered in an abandoned building in Northwest Indiana and is asking for help to solve the crime. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


The Lake County coroner says the newly-discovered X-ray on the right indicates 16-month-old Ben Kingan did not have a skull fracture.

Newly-Discovered X-Rays Could Clear Daycare Worker In Toddler’s Death

Newly discovered X-rays of the skull of little Benjamin Kingan could reportedly be critical in the defense of a woman sitting behind bars for his death.