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Brad Edwards

brad profile Brad EdwardsBrad 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.

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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 [2002].

Hotels are seen on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California state, Mexico. (Credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than A Dozen Hoffman Estates Firefighters Among Those Trapped In Cabo San Lucas

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.

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Retailer Pulls Red-Spattered Kent State Shirts Amid Complaints Of Bad Taste

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.

09/15/2014

Five people were removed from a Riverdale house being used as a care facility, after police found they were suffering the effects of abuse and neglect. (Credit: CBS)

5 Hospitalized For Signs Of Neglect At Home Care Facility

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.

09/08/2014

Harvey police officer Darnell Keel (Supplied Photo)

City Of Harvey Honors Officer Wounded In Standoff

Harvey police officer Darnell Keel was one of two officers shot in last week’s hostage situation in the south suburbs. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

08/25/2014

Actor Robin Williams speaks onstage during 'The Crazy Ones' panel discussion at the CBS, Showtime and The CW portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Parkinson’s Connection Has Some Patients Worried

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was privately battling Parkinson’s disease when he took his own life this week, according to his wife.

08/14/2014

Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Arrive To Help Chicago Cops Catch Fugitives

The aggressive move is underway to get bad guys off the streets in Chicago, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.

08/13/2014

Brandon Meyers (Supplied to CBS)

Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine’s Mom Finds Her Purpose

CHICAGO (CBS) — One shot in the head. After two tours in Iraq, it took only one bullet to end a proud Marine’s life and to break a mother’s heart. Brandon Meyers of Plainfield, IL [...]

08/07/2014

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Suburban Mom Dies Rescuing Child From Drowning

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights is being hailed as a hero for helping save a child in distress at a Wisconsin lake.

07/24/2014

Brandon Meyers (Supplied to CBS)

Horror Of PTSD Puts One Marine Mom On A Mission Of Mercy

After losing her son, suburban mom is on a mission of mercy.

07/16/2014

A Lake County, Ind. police car patrols a Gary, Ind. neighborhood. (CBS)

WATCH: Patrolling The Streets Of Gary, Ind.

At the end of a solemn day in Gary, Ind., CBS 2’s Brad Edwards hits the streets in a city titling with violence, with the head of the county’s gang unit.

07/14/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Pastor, Deacon Robbed At Gunpoint In Chatham Church

The doors were open — they always are — at Liberty Christian Center. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

07/11/2014

Lija Hyssong (photo provided)

Lombard Teen Dies Suddenly On Vacation

Lija Angela Yu Yin Hyssong was abandoned in China in 1998 as an infant. Eighteen months later, she was adopted by a loving couple from west suburban Chicago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

07/10/2014

Parker Wolfsmith (Family Photo)

Maple Park Holds Safety Meeting After Teen’s ‘Breezing’ Death

“Breezing” next to train tracks apparently is a potent draw for some young kids, which is why the police chief of Maple Park held a safety class Wednesday.

07/09/2014

Shooting victim Tonya Gunn (provided photo)

Among Chicago’s Shooting Victims: Mom, 44, Attending A Barbecue

Tonya Gunn was standing outside her car in the 10900 block of South Throop Street early Monday when someone from a passing vehicle fired shots, police said.

07/07/2014

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

Pride Parade Drawing More Spectators — And More Cops

City planners are trying to keep things from getting out of control, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

06/27/2014

A northern water snake spotted along the river walk in Naperville. (Credit: Gina Cooper)

Snake Influx Has Naperville Residents’ Skin Crawling

A snake invasion is making people’s skin crawl in the western suburbs. Viewer after viewer contacted CBS 2 with photos of snakes along the river walk and invading yards in Naperville

06/24/2014

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Rain, ‘No Wake’ Zone Spell Trouble For Riverfront Business

If it looks empty, it is — from Fox Lake to the Broken Oar, 20 miles north. Typically full slips are not. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

06/23/2014

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Amid Concerns, Safe Passage Routes Lived Up To Their Name

With the school year over, a statistic emerges: There were exactly zero serious incidents of violence along the routes.

06/13/2014

Full Moon

Friday The 13th, Combined With A Full Moon And Solar Flares — Reason To Worry?

Our friends at the Adler Planetarium say everything is cool, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

06/12/2014

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New DNA Evidence Connects 1992 Murder Of 11-Year-Old To Second Case

It is a startling twist in a 22-year-old murder case that rocked the northern suburbs.

06/10/2014

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