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 .
A proposed ramp connecting the Eisenhower and the Kennedy would come within 7 feet of a West Loop condo building. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
Casey Urlacher, the 33-year-old younger brother of former Bears star Brian Urlacher, is running for Mayor of Mettawa — a tiny, affluent village north of Chicago.
The Chicago police officer’s union is returning fire at “Hitman: Absolution,” which makes killing cops look like sport. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports on a perplexing situation for a pair of elderly property owners.
On Friday night, Patrick Bruce of Oak Forest crashed into a car being driven by 25-year-old Anasis Knox of Downers Grove, who was out with her step-father shopping for a car.
Rony Monzon has scars near his heart. He was seriously wounded in July when he protected his friend from what he said was gunfire meant for a gangbanger.
Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC.
In Cicero, a community of 30,000, current President Larry Dominick is in a bitter fight against contender Juan Ochoa.
Some would say Cecil Smith is jumping into the fire with his next professional move. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
Last May, James Kluppelberg stood under the sun for the first time a free man in more than two decades. Ten months later, he’s unemployed with little hope. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
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BP initially paid Brian Cebra $9,400 for an initial round of bad-gas repairs. But then six weeks later when his wife was driving the truck died. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
Move over, Manti Te’o. Two women tell CBS 2′s Brad Edwards how they were duped online by “men” they never met in person.
Local residents were being warned to keep their pets on a tight leash, as coyotes are out in bigger numbers, and acting more aggressively, likely due to their mating season.
Khiyona Winfert lost her 15-year-old son, De-shon, last year. He was her only child.
Investigators determined the blaze had started in the kitchen, where a burner on the stove had been switched on. When the owner arrived, he had an explanation.
Two brothers are accused of trying to bilk the state of millions of dollars in gasoline taxes that consumers paid at the pump.
The pigeon war in Uptown continued raging on Friday, with some of the combatants refusing to give up.
Mystery solved. We now know who hauled off dozens of pigeons from the Uptown neighborhood to northwestern Indiana, and why he did it.
Reached in person Thursday, Ald. James Cappleman tried to steer the conversation to other problems in his ward. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
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