Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards is a CBS 2 Investigator along with Pam Zekman and Dave Savini.

Edwards work has netted 70+ awards: including 20+ Regional Emmy Awards and 6 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

His reporting has lead to new policies, prosecutions; it has reunited families, and helped free a wrongfully convicted woman serving a 50 year prison sentence. While a reporter in Detroit, his year-long expose into the county morgue led to the burial of dozens of indigent souls, and the passage of legislation that fast-tracked a massive facility expansion.

A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, Brad serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College of Chicago and as CBS Chicago’s SAG-AFTRA steward. He resides in Chicago.

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JonBenet Ramsey Remembered By Michigan Town 20 Years After Her Murder

In Charlevoix, Michigan, a lakefront tourist town where the Ramsey family used to summer, no one has forgotten the little girl who was crowned “Little Miss Charlevoix” the year before her murder.



City’s Largest Police District Wants More Police Patrols

Sources say the largest police district in Chicago, on a recent weekend, had just five police units patrolling.



Cicero Vehicle Tower Costing Taxpayers In Free Rent Money

A lawsuit against the town of Cicero is now questioning town attorney Michael Del Galdo’s loyalty.


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Database Hacks Could Threaten November Election

As we approach November elections, there will be a greater attack volume and frequency.


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Meet Corey, 8, One Of The Kids Caught In Chicago’s Crossfire

2 Investigator Brad Edwards introduces us to another young shooting survivor, just now taking his first steps.


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2 Investigators: Tower Developers Donate Thousands To Emanuel’s Campaign Fund

Developers of the Vista Tower project are busy writing checks. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Residents Rally In Englewood After Another Child Shooting

Residents in West Englewood called for their community to take back their streets on Wednesday, the day after a six-year-old was shot, caught in a hail of bullets from a gang.


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At O’Hare, Anxiety And Tears Of Relief As Jet Arrives From Turkey

Among those waiting at the airport was a distressed woman who wasn’t sure if her father had made the flight. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Former Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd. (CBS)

Controversial Lake County Coroner Not Dead Politically

Dr. Tom Rudd was bounced off the ballot last year, but he may be back on. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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TSA Pooches Lend A Paw At Chicago Airports

Canines like Doc are credited with helping reduce the once-unbearable wait times. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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She Saved Four People And Three Dogs Today, What Did You Do?

If it’s all in a day’s work, it was a remarkable one for a Chicago Police officer.


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U Of C Student Body President May Be Expelled After Protest Incident

Tyler Kissinger allowed other protesters access to administrative offices in May.


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‘Every Gun Starts Out Legal,’ Says Fed Who Helps Seize Illegal Weapons In Chicago

The problem is, they don’t stay that way. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.



Dog, Left To Die, Loses Battle After Brutal Abuse

They did everything they could to save a dog who suffered crippling abuse and was dumped for dead.


Friends remember Yvonne Nelson, the city employee who was fatally shot outside a Starbucks last week. (CBS)

Friends Remember City Employee Caught In Crossfire Outside Starbucks

Yvonne Nelson, 49, was an innocent bystander caught in gang-related crossfire.


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Chicago’s Latest Crime Victim: Red Cross Volunteer And College Student

They didn’t take his money, his cards. They beat him and took his $700-plus iPhone. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Amid Tragic Loss, A Family Fights For Cure For Rare Disease

Noah VanHoutan died in March, not yet 12 years old, of Batten disease, a rare genetic degenerative neurological disorder.


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Court Sides With Michigan Mom Accused Of The Unthinkable

Justices ordered up a new trial for Lorinda Swain, but prosecutors won’t re-try her. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards investigated her case years ago when few others would listen.


Some watchdogs have questions about campaign spending by new Auditor General Frank Mautino. (CBS)

Feds Looking Into Campaign Spending Of Illinois Auditor General

A spokesman for Auditor General Frank Mautino said Thursday that the former House deputy majority leader “is cooperating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in its investigation.”


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Restaurant Owner’s 911 Ticket Prompts Fight With City Hall

It started with a young man’s murder inside a restaurant.




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