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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Chicago Comes Through For Cold Nuns

It’s been an incredible week of change for the Fraternite Notre Dame, whose members just days ago were freezing in a West Side church. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards brings us up to date.

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cars slick roads

Snowfall Creating Slick Conditions On Roadways

Snowfall Wednesday afternoon and evening is making the roads slick, creating havoc for cars.

02/25/2015

The boiler for Fraternite Notre Dame has shut down during the cold snap. (CBS)

Nuns Without Heat Have Faith Someone Will Help

The sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame feed 200 homeless people each day and make home visits to bedridden patients. Now they are in need of help. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/19/2015

Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen. (Credit: CBS)

Municipalities Brace For Rauner’s Proposed Budget Cuts

The cuts are just proposals right now, but as CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports the real world implications are already being felt.

02/18/2015

Chris Buccola talks with CBS 2's Brad Edwards about his heater's problems. (CBS)

Bad Time For The Heat To Go Out

And yet that’s happening to some Skokie residents, as the big chill descends. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/16/2015

Surveillance images show two suspects wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old teen in Riverdale. (Riverdale Police)

Video Shows Suspects Gun Down Teen In Riverdale

On Sunday, 14-year-old Rashad Oliver, was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the 14300 block of South Dearborn Street.

01/29/2015

The College of DuPage board of trustees approved the retirement package for outgoing president Robert Breuder. (Credit: CBS)

COD Board Re-Approves Buyout Package For Outgoing President

The Board of Trustees for the College of DuPage reapproved a controversial buyout package for outgoing President Robert Breuder by a vote of 6-1 at a packed meeting Wednesday evening.

01/28/2015

A small drone hovers in the sky on February 1, 2014 during a meet-up of the DC Area Drone User Group. Drone enthusiasts from the Washington area, who come together regularly to fly their small machines, see great civilian potential for unmanned aerial vehicles, from construction work to wildlife conservation. AFP PHOTO / Robert MacPherson (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Crash At White House Raises Wider Security Concerns

Low-flying drones have become increasingly sophisticated and affordable instruments that authorities worry could also become tools for terrorists or others meaning to do harm.

01/26/2015

The victim said he was approached by two armed men in broad daylight. (Credit: CBS)

Man Carjacked In Broad Daylight In Lincoln Park

The victim was startled by two armed men who demanded his BMW.

01/20/2015

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Father Wonders: Did Raided Business Mishandle His Daughter’s Remains?

Imagine losing a child, donating their remains –- only to learn the people who handled those remains are under federal scrutiny. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/16/2015

White-suited investigators continue a raid that began earlier this week at a Schiller Park crematorium. (CBS)

Feds Launch Latest Raid In Body-Parts Probe

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards saw bag after bag being loaded onto a refrigeration truck from Cremation Services Inc. in Schiller Park on Thursday night.

01/15/2015

The FBI raided a crematorium in suburban Schiller Park. (Credit: CBS)

Investigation Continues Into Suburban Crematorium, Office

An investigation into the possible illegal selling of human body parts continues after two suburban locations were raided Tuesday.

01/14/2015

The FBI raided a crematorium in suburban Schiller Park. (Credit: CBS)

FBI Raids Suburban Crematorium, Office

Federal agents raided two suburban locations Tuesday. At one, investigators found a cache of documents and at the other, hundreds of body parts.

01/13/2015

CBS 2's Brad Edwards talks with Jimmy Bennett. (CBS)

Update On Family In Shack: Mom Prepares For Cancer Fight, Jailed Son Has Court Date

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards goes inside the Cook County Jail to meet a man whose mom made headlines.

12/29/2014

MaryAnn Ontiveros reunited with her mother Shirley Bennett. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Story Of Homeless Woman’s Family Reunion Continues To Unfold

One week ago, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards shared the remarkable reunion of a mother and daughter. The next chapter continues to unfold.

12/24/2014

The owner of the Lakeview store The Alley says construction crews nearly disrupted his holiday trade. (Mark Thomas)

Lakeview Merchant Hit With Parking Restrictions As Holiday Shopping Kicks Into High Gear

(CBS) – A Lakeview merchant running against the local alderman says work crews blocked parking outside his business at the worst possible time—the last-minute stretch for holiday shoppers. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports. “This is […]

12/22/2014

Shirley Bennett outside the shack she lives in with her son. (Credit: CBS)

Family Reunites Following Story Of Mother, Son Living In Shack Near Jail

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the follow up that’ll warm your heart.

12/17/2014

Shirley Bennett outside the shack she lives in with her son. (Credit: CBS)

Mother, Son Living In Shack Near Jail Plead For Help

It’s often the search for one story that leads to another. That’s the case for CBS 2’s Brad Edwards. While investigating one issue, he happened upon an Original Report of desperate need this holiday.

12/16/2014

Rudolph historian Rick Goldschmidt. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

50th Anniversary Stirs Memories For Rudolph Historian

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talked to the Oak Lawn man who wrote the book on the special.

12/09/2014

Molly Rodgers outside Cathy's Kitchen. (CBS)

A Message From Ferguson: Love Will Win

After two days of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., a small business owner was determined to open her restaurant in spite of the damage sustained in the wake of violence.

11/26/2014

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