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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Cook County police seized this illegal weapon. (CBS)

‘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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Chess Team Coached By Teacher Who Skipped CTU’s One-Day Strike Wins Championship

CHICAGO (CBS) — Remember that teacher who skipped the one-day strike in order to teach and coach his students’ chess team? Well, something remarkable happened after that, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards. Joseph Ocol is […]


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Boy Recounts Terrifying Trip In Car That Was Towed

Anthony Cuevas and his sister were in a darkly tinted Camaro that was parked illegally when it suddenly was hauled away. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Questions Surround Accident After Deputy Fire Commissioner’s Resignation

One of Chicago’s top firefighters has resigned after a crash that sources say may have involved alcohol.


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Baconfest Adds Sizzle To Chicago’s Festival Season

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on the phenomenon that is Chicago’s Baconfest.


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Girl, 9, Battling Cancer Gets To Be Honorary Bat Kid At Cubs Game

It may not have been a winning day for the Cubs on Sunday, but as CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports it was a “grand-slam day” at Wrigley Field for one tough little girl from Joliet.

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Gerald Hamilton, foreground, arrives at a suburban school to distribute gifts. (CBS)

Snubbed Birthday Boy Shares Wealth Of Gifts With Other Kids

Now that strangers are showing kindness, Gerald Hamilton is, too. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Hastert Case Brings Up Painful Memories For Priest Sex Abuse Victim

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on how the pain of sex abuse for some, never goes away.


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After No One Shows For Party, 9-Year-Old Indiana Boy Gets Birthday Surprise

Ever been stood up? How about on your birthday? How about when you are nine years old? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has that story on a Lake Station, Indiana boy and how it’s all turned around.


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Hundreds Of Acceptance Letters From Elite Magnet School Sent By Mistake

Last week hundreds of parents received word of what can be for some hitting the jackpot, acceptance into the esteemed LaSalle Language Academy. But it was a big mistake.


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New Interim Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Aims To Do ‘A Lot Of Listening’

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards caught up with the superintendent Saturday.


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Pastor Says Immigrant-Friendly Pilsen Church Vandalized Twice Since Easter

The pastor tells CBS 2’s Brad Edwards it’s believed to be a sign of the times, politically.


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In His 70th Year, Chicago Man Will Run 73 Different Races

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on the mission of Chuck Aron.




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