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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Bus Driver Drops Off Kindergartener At Fast-Food Restaurant

To grandmother’s house little Josiah was supposed to go. Instead, he was dropped off at a fast-food joint. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Top left: Carter Coates, top right: Michael Kralis, bottom right: Andrew Patterson, bottom right: Patrick Moran. (Chicago Police)

Honor Students Charged In Attack On Bike Seller

Four honor roll students have been charged with Class X feloniies after police say a man trying to sell a bike was attacked with pepper spray, baseball bats and a metal pipe.


The driver of a semi hit a woman and child at 69th Street and Prairie. (CBS)

Woman, Child Hit By Semi On South Side

A child and a woman were taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle on the South Side on Tuesday afternoon.


Melinda Arvia (CBS)

Hit-And-Run Driver Strikes Family On Bike Path In Indiana

Jon Vert was riding a bike and towing his fiancée, Melinda Arvia, and young nephew in a bike trailer, when a motorist struck them. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.



Woman Buys Grandchildren Gift Cards That Are Rejected As Worthless At The Store

Jeannine Jaworowski squirrels away money each week so that her grandkids can have new shoes for school. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Melissa Calusinski Case Front And Center In Lake County State’s Attorney Race

Lake County’s top cop, Sheriff Mark Curran will run against the county’s top lawyer, State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim in a legal showdown that has heads spinning.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Protests Continue Over Daycare Worker’s Conviction

Protests continued Thursday over the conviction and imprisonment of Melissa Calusinksi, the former daycare worker convicted in the 2009 death of a toddler.


Laneesha Miller. (Chicago Police Alert)

Police Search For Body Of Missing Woman In Marquette Park Lagoon

Chicago police spent a large part of the day Tuesday at Marquette Park with the Water Department draining a lagoon on the east end of the park, and on Wednesday. Sources said investigators were searching for the body of Laneesha Miller, who disappeared three weeks ago.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Melissa Calusinski’s Family Hopes She’s Out Of Prison Soon

The father of daycare worker convicted in a toddler’s death met with her for the first time this weekend after new evidence lead to the coroner changing the manner of the toddler’s death.


Connita Richardson (Courtesy: Richardson family)

Mother Of Murder Victim Found In Gary To Person Of Interest: ‘Please, Turn Yourself In’

A Chicago mother in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood wonders how her daughter ended up murdered in an abandoned building in Northwest Indiana and is asking for help to solve the crime. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


The Lake County coroner says the newly-discovered X-ray on the right indicates 16-month-old Ben Kingan did not have a skull fracture.

Newly-Discovered X-Rays Could Clear Daycare Worker In Toddler’s Death

Newly discovered X-rays of the skull of little Benjamin Kingan could reportedly be critical in the defense of a woman sitting behind bars for his death.



Lakeview Fire Was Considered Accident — Until Security Video Surfaced

Three days after the fire left the 3046 N. Sheffield Ave. building water-logged and burnt, newly unveiled security video shows three people in the alley just minutes before the early-morning fire erupted. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


CBS 2's Brad Edwards contacted this man about tickets to the Blackhawks rally. (Credit: CBS)

Online Sellers Looking To Cash In On Blackhawks Rally

The limited free seating tickets at Soldier Field are now being resold for big bucks. While it’s not illegal, the city says don’t buy them.

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Antoinette Bohanan. (Credit: CBS)

Rockford Woman Sleeping In Car In Englewood To Find Missing Daughter

Mary Bohanan, a 20-year-old ward of the state who ran away from her state run house, was last seen on April 27 in Englewood.


A sign advertising a sale sits outside a Lumber Liquidators store on April 29, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. Department of Justice is reported to be seeking criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators following an investigation over imported products. The television news program ''60 Minutes'' recently reported that the company's Chinese-made laminate flooring products had unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Couple: Lumber Liquidators Flooring Made Us Sick

Newlyweds Michael and Amber Robinson did a do-it-yourself floor make-over using flooring from the retailer now at the epicenter of an international consumer alert. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Gary Matlock (CBS)

Hastert Star Wrestler Standing Behind Indicted Mentor

Gary Matlock is defending Dennis Hastert, who coached him to a state championship decades ago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Lillie Stephen. (Credit: Joliet Police)

Daycare Volunteer Charged With Hitting Boy, 5, In Face

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spoke with the mother whose child was allegedly struck by the 73-year-old volunteer.



Grandmothers Knit From The Heart For Service Members

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spent the afternoon with the needle-crafters in west suburban Downers Grove.


Leopold's glasses on display at the Chicago History Museum.)

91 Years Later, Key Evidence From Leopold And Loeb Murder Back On Display

The so-called crime of the century happened right here in Chicago, in a home near the one owned by the Obama’s and like any compelling crime story, there’s a twist.


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Hillary Clinton Fundraises In Chicago As More Questions On Emails Arise

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports Clinton is in Chicago collecting cash, but now there a new problem, to add to problems dogging the early going.