Brad 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.
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 .
Afram Boutros went from a rent-a-car bus driver, to U.S. Army translator, to now plaintiff in a federal lawsuit with former employer Avis Rent A Car System with claims of “severe and pervasive” harassment.
Last summer the mother of five-year-old Jack Redmond was forced to say goodbye to him. She was ordered to put him on a plane to his father in Ireland, but Tuesday the U.S. appeals court says that was a mistake.
Have you noticed something different in the air this fall? An abundance of black and white critters creating an eye watering stench?
For months, CBS 2 has asked Chicago police brass to see the guns the department has seized.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the story of the suspect and his ties to the Chicago area.
CBS 2′s Brad Edwards interviews a teacher about allegations of misconduct against two co-workers.
Two staff members, including a teacher, have been removed from a local elementary school over allegations of misconduct. CBS 2 has learned it may involve inappropriate conduct with minors.
Eighteen-year-old Maxwell Sherman actually smoked a cigarette, and talked on camera about the murder –- one day before he was arrested. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
19-year-old Bryce Laspisa vanished driving to his parents’ home near Los Angeles. Wednesday, the remains of a man were found near the search area. But are the cases connected? CBS 2′s Brad Edwards spoke to Bryce’s family.
Police in north suburban Skokie are searching for a cat-burglar striking house after house while the occupants are asleep. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards spoke with several victims.
Ex-officer Marco Johnson knows how athletics can help steer young people from street life. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
You’ve got to wonder what they were thinking. Police say two men tried to hold up a West Rogers Park restaurant but were told to come back later, and they did. And then, of course, they were busted.
Police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for a sexual assault in Evanston. The video shows a man grabbing a young woman, forcing her into an alley, where she was assaulted.
He’s been out of prison for fourteen months, but after Monday, James Kluppelberg finally feels free.
A little girl was being stalked by a man outside a grocery store and the quick thinking customer helped police catch him.
Aaron Federman, 29, grabbed a pack of gum and went to the register, where he allegedly struck a store clerk with the hammer.
A 17-year-old mother was found fatally shot in a Northern Illinois back yard early Thursday – the apparent victim of a murder-suicide perpetrated by the father of her baby.
Women’s tires targeted at Target. That’s right, Waukegan Police are on the lookout for a white pickup truck seen leaving the parking lot on July 8.
Home visits for inmates? That’s right, in Lake County, IL. Home visits, with a caveat, via the Internet.
This summer’s first serious heat wave is already causing problems for a lot of people. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports that at Stroger Hospital, doctors are seeing more heat-related health issues.