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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Mugsy the Old English Bulldog is recovering after being sprayed with paintballs this week. (CBS)

Paintball Shooter Targets Chicago Man And His Bulldog

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on the Edgewater incident.


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Gasoline Prices Averaging $1.66 A Gallon In Chicago Area

That’s less than the national average, which is rare, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Super Bowl About More Than Football For Local Restaurants

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards found an Evanston hot spot in high gear for game time.


Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

In Sandra Bland Case, Audio Tapes Reveal Investigators Asked Inmates About Marijuana Over And Over

Newly released tapes raise new questions in the death of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman who died last year in a Texas jail cell.



Baby Heart Patient ‘Amazing Ava’ Eases Into Normalcy At Home

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards visits the Martin family, eight weeks after their little girl got a heart transplant.


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

New Illinois Auditor General Leaves Trail Of Questionable Spending

Reformers say former state Rep. Frank Mautino has some explaining to do. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards checks the numbers.


(Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

In Fox Lake, Some Saddened By News Of Melodie Gliniwiecz Indictment

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports while just about everyone has an opinion, Fox Lake wants out of the spotlight.


Queen Sonja of Norway (L) listens to Zahi Hawass (R), Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities as he tell her about the famous 'Golden Mask' of the boy Pharaoh King Tutankhamen at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo 28 October 2006. King Tutankhamen, an 18th Dynasty pharaoh, ruled Egypt from 1354 BC to 1325 BC, and his almost intact tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1923. AFP PHOTO/POOL MIKE NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

What The Tut? Priceless Beard Broken, Hastily Repaired

The groans can be heard in Chicago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Little Annie poses with her lucky blue bathing suit top -- with Santa. (courtesy: Beaumont family)

Family Of Suburban Girl Makes Social-Media Appeal To Recover Prized Possession

It’s like a security blanket, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards explains.


(Credit: Bensenville Police)

Break-Ins Have Bensenville Residents On Edge

Police in the western suburbs are warning residents about aggressive bandits targeting homeowners.


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In Japan, McDonalds Combining French Fries With Chocolate

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards wants to know, is that a combo, you’d be lovin’?


Chicago's Gothic clothing store, The Alley, is liquidating its inventory. (CBS)

It’s The End For The Alley

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards visits the Goth emporium in its waning hours.


Powerball (CBS)

Powerball Hype Hard To Ignore For Gambling Addicts

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards shows us how to keep chasing a dream from turning into a nightmare.



Local Woman Speaks Out Against Cyberbullies After Post Shaming Her For Her Weight

In this Original Report, she spoke with CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.


(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Local Muslims React To GOP Debate

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spoke to Chicago area Muslims to get their take.


Baby heart patient Ava Martin (photo provided)

After 111 Days Of Waiting, Good News Comes For Baby Heart Patient

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has this follow-up report.


Ed Kane, left, and Bob Shea (CBS)

ALS Patient’s Dream: Pass On Medical Equipment To Those Who Will Be In Need

The story started simple enough, with Bob Shea and Ed Kane as neighbors. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Schmacon, a beef-based bacon substitute. (CBS)

Wakey, Wakey, Eggs and … Schmacon

Naperville deli owner Howard Bender has no beef with bacon. He’s just offering a healthier alternative. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


The Chicago Chargers are on their way to the nationals. (CBS)

Chicago Pop Warner Football Team On The Way To National Championship

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports it’s not just about a game. It’s about overcoming tremendous odds.

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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke leaves Cook County Jail Monday. (CBS)

Chaos At The Courthouse As Accused Chicago Officer Makes Bail

Reporters and photographers camped out to meet Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.




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