Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards is a CBS 2 Investigator along with Pam Zekman and Dave Savini.

Edwards work has netted 70+ awards: including 20+ Regional Emmy Awards and 6 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

His reporting has led to new policies, prosecutions; it has reunited families, and helped free a wrongfully convicted woman serving a 50 year prison sentence. While a reporter in Detroit, his year-long expose into the county morgue led to the burial of dozens of indigent souls, and the passage of legislation that fast-tracked a massive facility expansion.

A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, Brad serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College of Chicago and as CBS Chicago’s SAG-AFTRA steward. He resides in Chicago.

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Man Dead After Driving Off Navy Pier Into Lake Michigan

It was unknown at the beginning if it was an intentional or unintentional act.        

04/20/2018

2 Investigators: The Fallout Over The Pop Tax

“We were up against a well funded machine. We were up political boss Toni Preckwinkle.”

04/19/2018

2 Investigators: Calling Out Waste

The new guy is Andrew Gasser, with a Darth Vader coffee mug and a Holy Bible at his desk.

03/19/2018

Bridge Voicemail Bombshell

The company behind the failed bridge, FIGG Bridge Group, is involved in the new Cline Avenue bridge in East Chicago.

03/17/2018

Homeless Man’s Death Gives New Life For His Feral Cats

“These cats meant everything to him. They ate before he ate.”

03/09/2018

Terrified Mom Gets Her Kids Bulletproof-Ready Backpacks

A company manufactures bulletproof plates that can slip into backpacks to make them impervious to handgun fire. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/16/2018

Soccer Field Safety Debated At Niles Meeting

The field at the new LoVerde Sports & Recreation Center contains crumb rubber – pieces of ground up tires. The jury is still out on the safety of the material.

02/15/2018

2 Investigators: More Concerns About Crumb Rubber Soccer Field

Now, Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo is calling on the park district to remove the potentially harmful surface from an indoor soccer field.

02/14/2018

2 Investigators: Lower Wacker’s ‘Drifting’ And Street-Racing Problem

Who will curb the speed demons and joy-riders? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on efforts to crack down.

01/31/2018

2 Investigators: The Unsolved 1956 Murder Of The Grimes Sisters

2 Investigator Brad Edwards recently caught up with some people who haven’t lost hope that the killer will be found.  

01/22/2018

Jail Population Plunge Has Been Good For Taxpayers, Dart Says

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who has preached jail reform for years, saw results in 2017.

01/19/2018

2 Investigators: Tire Bits In Soccer Turf Concern Parents

Crumb rubber made from recycled tires contains potentially cancer-causing materials. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/18/2018

2 Investigators: Sex Harassment Settlement Unravels

A deal is a deal. Until it’s not. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards investigates complaints against a former police official in St. John, Ind.

01/05/2018

Alderman Talks Trash About IDOT

Pat Dowell says the agency has done a poor job keeping the Dan Ryan litter-free, compared to other expressways. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/05/2018

Alderman Hopes Cops Can End ‘Blood Sport’ In His Ward

2 investigator Brad Edwards went to Back of the Yards, where a statistical down-tick in crime fails to tell the whole story.

12/29/2017

2017 A Mixed Bag For Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson sits down with CBS 2’s Brad Edwards to talk about the year in policing and crime.

12/28/2017

Positively Chicago: Art Rehabilitating Prisoners

Art is bringing joy and fulfillment to men in the most unexpected place: Division 11 of the Cook County Jail.

12/20/2017

Devices 4 The Disabled: A Dream Come True

Each wheelchair has donor with a story. And now will service a second generation.

12/08/2017

Deadly Mosque Attack Horrifies Egyptian American

Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is from Egypt.

11/24/2017

The Prime Mover Behind River East

2 Investigator Brad Edwards reached out to developer Dan McLean in hopes of talking about the materials used for River East.

11/21/2017

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