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].

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

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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

Allison Spahr (courtesy: Kristin Kukla Photography)

Suburban Father Describes Freak Accident On Camping Trip That Killed Daughter

10-year-old girl Allison Spahr died after a tree fell on her family’s tent during a storm in Devil’s Lake State Park.

06/02/2014

Blackhawks fans at Game 5. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Hawks Fans Excited Ahead Of Game 7 Clash With LA Kings

(CBS) — Hawks fever continues to spread after the Blackhawks’4-3 victory over the LA Kings in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards caught up with some excited Blackhawks fans. Shopper [...]

05/31/2014

Devonta Brewington.

Sex Assault Suspect Caught After Being Spotted By Victim Months After Attack

Last year, she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on a popular bike path, but just a few days ago she spotted a familiar face on that same path. Gary Police are now calling her a hero.

05/28/2014

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Portage Police Warning Residents After Woman Bound, Assaulted

Police in Portage, Indiana are warning residents of an apartment building after a woman was bound, assaulted and robbed over the weekend.

05/27/2014

Daniel McCormack (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Bond Denied For Defrocked Priest Facing New Sex Abuse Charges

Daniel McCormack’s attorney Daniel Coyne said the former priest is currently receiving treatment and said he suffers a “mental disorder” and is a “sexually violent person.”

05/22/2014

Bryce Laspisa.

Mother Of Bryce Laspisa Returns To Chicago Area

A former Naperville man, attending college in California has been missing since the end of last summer.

05/20/2014

New Trier High School

New Trier Warns Parents About Lake-Jump Dare Among Students

A new trend has teenagers from New Trier High School taking a dangerous plunge called the “cold water challenge,” with students nominating each other to jump into Lake Michigan.

05/12/2014

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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested In Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook police have arrested an armed robbery suspect in the same town where a string of armed robberies has had residents on edge for weeks.

05/08/2014

Garbage piled up at an abandoned garage in South Austin. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Residents Say Garbage Piling Up At Abandoned House

Frustration is building, along with a pile of trash in one South Austin block. That trash, at an abandoned house in is now a breeding ground for rodents and disease.

05/06/2014

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Cubs Parking Lot Attendant Killed At Home

Jabari Davis operated a lot for the Cubs on Irving Park Road for more than a decade. He was more than just another face, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/05/2014

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Sheriff Helping Cook County Inmates Sign Up For Healthcare

At Cook County Jail 4,000 one-time inmates now have health coverage. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports why in this original report.

04/29/2014

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