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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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

Police officers watch as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Sends National Guard Units To Ferguson

After a night of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, with at least a dozen businesses burned to the ground, residents were left wondering why it had to happen. More than a dozen buildings were burned to the ground. At least 60 people were arrested during the protests, and at least 16 people were treated for injuries.

11/25/2014

Mailbox

Feds Investigate Missing-Mail Complaints In Lake Forest

It isn’t known how widespread the problem may be. But officials are focusing on the zip code of 60045, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

11/20/2014

Video released of a police shooting inside Highland Park Hospital. (Credit: Highland Park)

Mother Still Questions Police Shooting Her Son In Highland Park Hospital

A mother still has some big questions the day after Highland Park released video of police fatally shooting her son in a hospital.

11/19/2014

Video released of a police shooting inside Highland Park Hospital. (Credit: Highland Park)

Highland Park Releases Video Of Police Shooting In Hospital

Highland Park has released graphic video and a five page explanation of why the shot a man nine times in under two seconds after a FOIA request from CBS 2.

11/18/2014

Gary Fire Department Lt. Kevin Thomas describes his fire company's cramped, uncomfortable quarters. (CBS)

Gary, Ind. Firefighters Stuck In Bad Digs

Imagine trying to sleep while living above a party-room — and you’re a firefighter. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards pays a visit.

11/13/2014

Hazel Jones Huff (CBS)

Elderly Woman Cleared In Neighbor Dispute That Turned Deadly

On Monday, Hazel Jones Huff got her good name back, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

11/10/2014

John Spinello (CBS)

Guy Who Invented ‘Operation’ Is Broke, Needs One Himself

Everybody’s played the popular board game. But do you know the back story of the man who invented it? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/29/2014

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Pizza Delivery Driver Shot In Dolton; $5,000 Reward Offered To Find Suspects

It happened near 141st and Indiana Saturday night. The unnamed victim was shot three times when he encountered three suspects during what is described as a set-up and ambush, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/27/2014

Jill Weldon (CBS)

Community Honors Mom’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

What started as a cause with modest goals on Monday became an explosion of pink under Friday night lights for a high school mom in Crystal Lake. CBS 2’s Brad Edward reports.

10/17/2014

Taxis says the man his a transformer and rolled over several times.

Man Steals, Crashes SUV Of Good Samaritan Who Pulled Over To Help Him

It was a seriously bum deal for a Good Samaritan who tried to help another driver after a crash in Yorkville. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the Original Report.

10/15/2014

Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Morton Grove Mayor To Carbondale: Re-Examine Student’s Mysterious Death

The official cause of death of Pravin Varughese, 19, was hypothermia. His body was found in a wooded area near the SIU campus, but his family believes Pravin might have been killed.

10/14/2014

Mike, left, and Karol Kurzydlowski are both kickers on football teams. (CBS)

Brothers, Both Kickers, Score Game-Winners Within Moments Of Each Other

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards introduces us to football players Mike and Karol Kurzydlowski.

10/09/2014

Peifer Elementary School in Schererville, Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick

A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind.

10/08/2014

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