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Brad Edwards

edwards Brad EdwardsBrad 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.

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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 [2002].

This screen grab of surveillance video shows a thief breaking into a Midlothian store. (The Tint Shop)

Police To Burglarized Store: Fingerprint Evidence Could Take A Year To Process

Sometimes the wheels of justice turn slowly. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.


A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

9-1-1 Operator To Gunman: ‘We Don’t Want You To Shoot Anyone Else, OK?’

We’re learning more about the emergency dispatcher who was on the phone with gunman Eric Anderson and the incredible story of what was going on behind the scenes. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.


Yo-Yo Ma plays a surprise concert at The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Yo-Yo Ma Surprises Mag Mile Shoppers With Pop-Up Concert

Downtown shoppers got the surprise of a lifetime when out of nowhere a pop-up concert was set up and performed. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports this wasn’t just any concert as the star performer was Yo-Yo Ma.


A fire hydrant being auctioned off sponsored by Lurie Children's Hospital. (Credit: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers)

Hydrant Auction Raises Money For Kids Of Fallen Firefighters

One by one, the colorful, meaningful, individualized hydrants go from populous street corners to homes of their own.


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Servers Get Thousands From Anonymous Tips For Jesus

It’s a mystery that’s creating intrigue from coast to coast. Someone is visiting restaurants, including right here in Chicago, and leaving astronomical tips for the wait staff, like $5,000 tips.


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Obama Hints He May Not Return To Chicago

The South Side resident suggests the location of his post-presidency home will be driven by what’s best for his family. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.


Your This and That store in Waukegan. (Credit: CBS)

Tidy Burglar Caught On Camera

He broke in to a resale shop in Waukegan and worked hard to clean up after himself. How do we know this? Because he was caught on camera doing it.


Pest control company Terminix revealed on Aug. 25, 2010, a list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities in the United States. Topping the list were New York City, Philadelphia, and Detroit. (credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Waukegan Public Housing Residents File Suit Over Bedbugs

Residents living at the Harry Poe Manor public housing complex in Waukegan say they have been under attack by bedbugs for years and have filed a federal class action lawsuit.


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Sign Of The Times: More People Working On Thanksgiving

Are the stores to blame – or are you? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Thanksgiving + First Day Of Chanukah = ‘Thanksgivukah’

You better enjoy it this time around. As CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, it won’t happen again for decades.


A black lab was found in East Peoria 96 hours after the tornado hit. (Credit: CBS)

Washington Residents Scramble To Find Lost Pets

It’s estimated hundreds of pets were once missing and now found, while dozens await reunions. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards was at the Tazewell County Animal Control where there was one reunion and one more added to the missing.


The Cook County Administration Building (CBS)

Elevator Stuck For Two Hours At Cook County Building

Nine people almost didn’t make it to the weekend Friday when they became trapped in an elevator at the Cook County administration building.


Brian Eckerman. (Credit: CBS)

Man Pulls Woman From CTA Tracks With Train Barreling Toward Them

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports he came to his Red Line stop at Argyle for the 9:05 train and in an instant it became life or death.


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Airline Passenger Says Stranger Was Allowed To Use His Boarding Pass To Fly

A Chicago man is outraged about airport security after a disturbing incident that occurred this week while he was trying to fly home. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.


Surveillance video of a flash mob robbery at a Chicago area Sports Authority.

Surveillance Video Captures Flash Mob Robberies At 3 Chicago Area Stores

Unbelievable surveillance video captured flash mobs dashing into store after store and running out with armloads and sometimes entire racks of sporting goods.


A headstone marking Christian Choate's grave identifies him using his biological mother's maiden name, Eriks. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Marker Installed At Grave Of Abused Indiana Boy

Patricia Breslin of Washington state read about Christian’s story last year and learned there was no headstone. The childhood abuse survivor raised the money. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.


Christian Choate (Supplied to CBS)

Sheriff: Many People Failed Christian Choate

It has been called a horror story and one needing to be remembered and told in order to prevent it from happening again to another child. Christian Choate was a young boy beaten “purple” according to court documents. He was caged and buried when he died.


Riley Choate, left, has been sentenced in the death of his son, Christian. (CBS)

Father Who Tortured, Killed Son: ‘I Have Nightmares’

The story stunned anyone who heard it. A young boy was tortured, caged, killed and buried for years before being discovered — all done by members of his own family. When the public learned the story of Christian Choate, the outrage was so intense, a gag order was issued.


Demarius Reed (Credit: Eastern Michigan University)

Slain Football Star Remembered At Dual Vigils

Demarius Reed was a starter for Eastern Michigan University. His body was found in his off-campus last Friday.


A license plate cover designed to avoid detection from speed cameras. (Credit: CBS)

License Plate Covers, Phone Apps Used To Evade Speed Cameras

Speed cameras are the city’s latest attack on your pocketbook. They say it’s for safety but it will also generate piles of cash. But drivers are finding ways to avoid paying the fines.