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.        


2 Investigators: The Fallout Over The Pop Tax

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


2 Investigators: Calling Out Waste

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


Bridge Voicemail Bombshell

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


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Devices 4 The Disabled: A Dream Come True

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


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.


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.



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