Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards is a CBS 2 Investigator along with Pam Zekman and Dave Savini.

Edwards work has netted 70+ awards: including 20+ Regional Emmy Awards and 6 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

His reporting has lead to new policies, prosecutions; it has reunited families, and helped free a wrongfully convicted woman serving a 50 year prison sentence. While a reporter in Detroit, his year-long expose into the county morgue led to the burial of dozens of indigent souls, and the passage of legislation that fast-tracked a massive facility expansion.

A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, Brad serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College of Chicago and as CBS Chicago’s SAG-AFTRA steward. He resides in Chicago.

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2 Investigators: Chronic Offender Escapes Sex Conviction, Under Judge’s Ruling

Cornell McWilliams, who has been arrested dozens of times, attacked a woman outside a gas station late last year. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talks with the victim.


No Bond For U Of I Kidnapping Suspect

Brendt Christensen may have been plotting additional abductions, according to information disclosed in court Wednesday. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: Gasoline Smell Persists After Tank Leak In Bridgeport

It began in December 2016 when a leak was discovered in an underground fuel storage tank at a gas station near 31st and Union.


Russian Hack Into Illinois Election Database Worse Than Thought

The digital intruders saw the records of 90,000 voters, including names, birth dates, driver’s license numbers. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: Rent-To-Own Nightmare

“Land contracts” are now coming under fire as being predatory toward low-income people. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Lake County Police Bust iPhone, ID Theft Ring

Several suspects from New York came to the northern suburbs as part of a plot to steal high-end phones and resell them in foreign countries. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: Tax Attorneys Contribute Millions To Berrios Campaign Funds

It’s not illegal, but it’s unseemly, says one political observer. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Two Women Sexually Assaulted In Dolton

Two women were sexually assaulted in south suburban Dolton in the span of a week, and police are searching for a suspect.


2 Investigators: The $37,000 Towing Job

One company charged a fortune to dislodge a truck from an underpass, but a legal expert says the job was illegal. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Video Shows School Aide Striking Girl With Autism

A school official notified parents Nick Rushing and Madeline Norley about the incident.


2 Investigators: Chicago Detective Has Rap Sheet For Shoplifting

Cherie Hendricks may be an example of what the U.S. Justice Department has called a lack of accountability within the Chicago Police Department. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: The Black Market For Diabetes Test Strips

The sellers are typically diabetics who are not testing enough and selling unused strips for extra cash. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: O’Hare Cleaning Firm Violated City Contract, Watchdog Says

The OIG’s first quarter report says an employee of the clout-heavy contractor reserved jobs for political favor.


2 Investigators: Chicago Still Paying For Failed Olympic Bid

The city is still trying to unload the former Reese hospital, which has cost taxpayers tens of millions so far. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Snubbed Birthday Kid Has Rebounded, Thanks To Basketball

One year ago, Gerald Hamilton turned 9 and waited at the window for friends who never came to his birthday party. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has this follow-up report.


2 Investigators: O’Hare Janitorial Cost Overruns

The 2012 city contract with United Maintenance was for $99.4 million, a payout that has since ballooned by nearly $8 million.


Wrigleyville Kidnapping, Rape May Be Related To Earlier Attack: Police

In the most recent incident, on Thursday evening, a man with a gun approached a woman an alley behind her apartment in the 3700 block of North Fremont.


‘ShotSpotter’ — A Game-Changer In Chicago Crime Fighting?

The Chicago Police Department says the new technology is already helping to turn the tide of gun violence. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Anatomy Of A Bicycle Accident: Who’s At Fault?

CBS 2’s camera was rolling when a bicyclist collided with a taxi. Brad Edwards sorts out what happened.


2 Investigators: S.W.A.T. Sweep Fails To Find Suspects Hiding In Attic

It could have been a potentially deadly error. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.




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