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Brad Edwards

brad profile 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].

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Hawks Fans Excited Ahead Of Game 7 Clash With LA Kings

(CBS) — Hawks fever continues to spread after the Blackhawks’4-3 victory over the LA Kings in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards caught up with some excited Blackhawks fans. Shopper [...]

05/31/2014

Devonta Brewington.

Sex Assault Suspect Caught After Being Spotted By Victim Months After Attack

Last year, she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on a popular bike path, but just a few days ago she spotted a familiar face on that same path. Gary Police are now calling her a hero.

05/28/2014

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Portage Police Warning Residents After Woman Bound, Assaulted

Police in Portage, Indiana are warning residents of an apartment building after a woman was bound, assaulted and robbed over the weekend.

05/27/2014

Daniel McCormack (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Bond Denied For Defrocked Priest Facing New Sex Abuse Charges

Daniel McCormack’s attorney Daniel Coyne said the former priest is currently receiving treatment and said he suffers a “mental disorder” and is a “sexually violent person.”

05/22/2014

Bryce Laspisa.

Mother Of Bryce Laspisa Returns To Chicago Area

A former Naperville man, attending college in California has been missing since the end of last summer.

05/20/2014

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New Trier Warns Parents About Lake-Jump Dare Among Students

A new trend has teenagers from New Trier High School taking a dangerous plunge called the “cold water challenge,” with students nominating each other to jump into Lake Michigan.

05/12/2014

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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested In Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook police have arrested an armed robbery suspect in the same town where a string of armed robberies has had residents on edge for weeks.

05/08/2014

Garbage piled up at an abandoned garage in South Austin. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Residents Say Garbage Piling Up At Abandoned House

Frustration is building, along with a pile of trash in one South Austin block. That trash, at an abandoned house in is now a breeding ground for rodents and disease.

05/06/2014

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Cubs Parking Lot Attendant Killed At Home

Jabari Davis operated a lot for the Cubs on Irving Park Road for more than a decade. He was more than just another face, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/05/2014

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Sheriff Helping Cook County Inmates Sign Up For Healthcare

At Cook County Jail 4,000 one-time inmates now have health coverage. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports why in this original report.

04/29/2014

Artistic rendering of an elevated bypass project along the Brown, Red and Purple Lines in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

North Side Business Gearing Up For Fight With CTA Over Land Grab

The CTA has identified the roughly 20 buildings that will have to go to make room for a proposed bypass for the Red and Purple lines.

04/25/2014

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Investigator Dedicated To Identifying 7 Unknown Gacy Victims

On a day of another Gacy answer, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards looked at the Gacy questions: the known unknowns.

04/23/2014

Artificial-heart patient Leroy Haynes. (CBS)

State’s First Artificial Heart Patient Dies

It started as a medical miracle: A man who desperately needed a heart transplant was given the state’s first full artificial heart. It kept him alive, until something went wrong. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

04/18/2014

Rev. Michael O'Connell received a warm welcome at St. Alphonsus Church after a sheriff's investigation found insufficient evidence to prosecute him on allegations he molested a boy 20 years ago. (Credit: CBS)

Priest Returns To Lakeview Church After Police Find Abuse Allegations Unsupported

Father Michael O’Connell returned to face his parishioners at St. Alphonsus in Lakeview. They gave him a standing ovation, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

04/17/2014

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Mother Of Amber Creek Speaks For First Time Since Daughter’s Murder

For 17 years, she has remained silent, not once speaking out about her daughter’s murder.

04/16/2014

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Uptown Shooting Victim Recounts His Story Of Survival

How did Brion Payne survive being shot at close range earlier this month? He thinks he knows. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports

04/14/2014

Robert Weiss. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Respected Eye Surgeon Charged With Videotaping Women In Office Bathrooms

He was trusted to look out for his patients and now a much-respected Chicago eye doctor is accused of violating that trust with video cameras hidden in secret places.

04/09/2014

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Robber In Utility Vest Robs Pastor’s Wife In Austin

Chicago Police are investigating a pastor’s wife’s claim that she was robbed early Wednesday morning by a suspect impersonating a utility worker on the West Side.

04/02/2014

A Lake County, Ind. police officer participates in a sweep of Gary. (CBS)

VIDEO: Police Conduct Raid In Gary, Ind.

Friday was our first glimpse of the warmth. With the nice weather comes crime. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards went along in Lake County, Ind. for an intense crackdown.

03/22/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Points To Significant Drop In Gang Shootings

Chicago Police Superintendent outlined a significant drop in key stats on Wednesday and as Brad Edwards reports, they used one face as a shining example of what’s right.

03/19/2014

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