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 lead 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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Zion, Illinois (CBS)

2 Investigators: City With Shuttered Nuke Plant — And Waste Dump — Wants Exelon’s Help

Zion’s mayor says the ComEd parent company left a hole in the city budget, and tons of dangerous waste, when the local nuclear plant closed. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Thaddeus Jones, a Calumet City politician, talks with CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cal City Pol Accused Of Misusing Campaign Funds

Money to a future wife. Money to an ex-wife. Meals at Hooters. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on Thaddeus Jones and the alleged irregularities.



Stealth Christmas Delivery Helps Family Cope With Tragedy

Carrietta Fryerson lost one child to a fire three weeks ago, on the very day she gave birth to a daughter. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Baby Miracle (photo provided to CBS 2)

Inmates Help Baby Whose Mother Was Murdered

Doctors delivered Miracle after Parasha Beard was shot and killed in September. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


A man walks through the East Village bundled up for the cold weather January 23, 2003 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sunday’s Chilly Bears Game Could Be One For The Record Books

The temperature for Sunday’s kickoff is expected to be 1 below zero. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2016

Marjorie Jean Geist (CBS)

Artist Paying Off Debt Of Tragedy, One Painting At A Time

Marjorie Jean Geist’s unpaid medical bills total almost $10,000. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Electric meter (CBS)

2 Investigators: Campaign Cash Flows As Utility Pushes Controversial Energy Bill

Part of the legislation would foist the cost of keeping nuclear power plants open on rate-payers. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.



2 Investigators: Gun Thefts Continue At Chicago Railyards

In the latest incident, a half-dozen semi-automatic rifles and 27 handguns were reportedly stolen from a rail car near 77th and Avalon. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


War Veteran Gives His Opinion On The Divided Country (CBS)

War Veteran Gives His Opinion On The Divided Country

On this Veteran’s Day, as we celebrate American heroes, CBS 2 went in search of someone who nearly sacrificed it all, for his take on a country so divided.


Shahroon Augustine, inset, was found trespassing on a water plant in Chicago. (CBS/Palatine Police)

2 Investigators: Water Plant Trespasser Is Released, Then Vanishes

Authorities say Shahroon Augustine entered the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant with a duffle bag and a passport from Pakistan. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


The Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left; "Hamilton" star Lin Manuel Miranda (Getty Images)

A Uniquely Chicago Swap: ‘Hamilton’ For Cubs Tickets

Some people want to see potentially historic baseball, others want to watch the nearly impossible-to-see Broadway smash, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2016

Former Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd. (CBS)

Race For Lake County Coroner Heats Up

The coroner’s race is front and center in Lake County.



2 Investigators: Top Political Campaign Funds Spending Cash On Cubs Tickets

Political committees led by Illinois politicians have spent more than $1 million on Chicago Cubs tickets in the last five years, CBS 2 Investigators have found.



2 Investigators: Security Breach At Chicago’s Water Department

CBS 2 is exposing a security breach at Chicago’s water department.


Martrell Stevens (CBS)

A Gift For Martrell Stevens: ‘That Kid’s A Winner’

They came in the rain and gloom Friday, to give Martrell Stevens what he really wanted: a basketball hoop. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has this follow-up report.


Martrell Stevens, left, talks with CBS 2's Brad Edwards. (CBS)

Young Shooting Victim Rebounding, 8 Years After Being Cut Down By Bullet

Meet the resilient Martrell Stevens, 13, who’s doing the best he can after being gunned down as a child. 2 Investigator Brad Edwards has the latest in his series of reports about Chicago’s youngest victims of gun violence.


(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gary Mayor: Trump Never Delivered On Promise Of New Developments

Republican Nominee Donald Trump gambled and won a coveted casino license in Gary. But as CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards asks, did he make Gary great again?


Charlevoix, Michigan. (CBS)

JonBenét Ramsey Investigators Went To Michigan Town To Search For Evidence

Charlevoix is one of Michigan’s most exclusive resort communities. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards pays a visit.


JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey Remembered By Michigan Town 20 Years After Her Murder

In Charlevoix, Michigan, a lakefront tourist town where the Ramsey family used to summer, no one has forgotten the little girl who was crowned “Little Miss Charlevoix” the year before her murder.



City’s Largest Police District Wants More Police Patrols

Sources say the largest police district in Chicago, on a recent weekend, had just five police units patrolling.



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