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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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

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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

These are some of the items police recovered following a high-end watch theft. (CBS)

Cops Put High-End Loot On Display After Busting Theft Ring

It all started with police looking for seven high-end watches — worth $400,000 – stolen from a Gold Coast shop. In the hunt for those time pieces, the cops hit a jackpot.

10/03/2014

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Communities Paying Wildly Different Prices For Road Salt

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards learned in this Original Report what your hometown pays may be a lot more than the one next door.

10/01/2014

The board at O'Hare was not encouraging for people flying to New York on Wednesday. (CBS)

Kirk, Lipinski To FAA: How Could One Person Create So Much Air-Traffic Chaos?

Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.

09/26/2014

Mark River says he was suspended from Elmwood Park High School for standing up to a bully. (Credit: CBS)

Father Says Son Suspended For Standing Up To Bully

A father says instead of his son being treated as a hero for preventing a bully from attacking another student, he was suspended.

09/24/2014

Hotels are seen on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California state, Mexico. (Credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than A Dozen Hoffman Estates Firefighters Among Those Trapped In Cabo San Lucas

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports the majority of one shift of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department went there for a wedding, and what happened isn’t a fairytale.

09/17/2014

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Retailer Pulls Red-Spattered Kent State Shirts Amid Complaints Of Bad Taste

Kent State is the college campus in Ohio where four students were killed by National Guard troops in a war protest in 1970. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

09/15/2014

Five people were removed from a Riverdale house being used as a care facility, after police found they were suffering the effects of abuse and neglect. (Credit: CBS)

5 Hospitalized For Signs Of Neglect At Home Care Facility

Five people were hospitalized over the weekend for the effects of abuse and neglect, after a startling discovery Saturday inside a south suburban home that was being used as a care facility.

09/08/2014

Harvey police officer Darnell Keel (Supplied Photo)

City Of Harvey Honors Officer Wounded In Standoff

Harvey police officer Darnell Keel was one of two officers shot in last week’s hostage situation in the south suburbs. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

08/25/2014

Actor Robin Williams speaks onstage during 'The Crazy Ones' panel discussion at the CBS, Showtime and The CW portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Parkinson’s Connection Has Some Patients Worried

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was privately battling Parkinson’s disease when he took his own life this week, according to his wife.

08/14/2014

Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Arrive To Help Chicago Cops Catch Fugitives

The aggressive move is underway to get bad guys off the streets in Chicago, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.

08/13/2014

Brandon Meyers (Supplied to CBS)

Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine’s Mom Finds Her Purpose

CHICAGO (CBS) — One shot in the head. After two tours in Iraq, it took only one bullet to end a proud Marine’s life and to break a mother’s heart. Brandon Meyers of Plainfield, IL […]

08/07/2014

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Suburban Mom Dies Rescuing Child From Drowning

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights is being hailed as a hero for helping save a child in distress at a Wisconsin lake.

07/24/2014

Brandon Meyers (Supplied to CBS)

Horror Of PTSD Puts One Marine Mom On A Mission Of Mercy

After losing her son, suburban mom is on a mission of mercy.

07/16/2014

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