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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After Sitting Idle For Years, Defibrillator At Suburban Health Club Saves Two Men Weeks Apart

In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards meets both men whose lives were saved.



Students Build Guitar Amp Resembling Donald Trump On A Toilet

Northside College Prep students Cole Makuch and Xander Gottfried are flush with creativity, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Fate Of Old Post Office Blackhawks Mural In Question

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talked with the men behind it in this Original Report.


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Melissa Calusinski: Detective “Made A Mistake”

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reveals important information that could shed new light on the death of Ben Kingan.


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Melissa Calusinski Recalls “Nightmare” Interrogation In Toddler’s Death

In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards speaks to Melissa Calusinski inside prison.


Scooters being dropped off for Devices 4 The Disabled.

Two Friends Fulfilling Dream To Collect Wheelchairs, Scooters To Be Reused

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards first told us about them in an Original Report and now he has an update on the two and their mission.


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Smash-And-Grab Thief Steals Musician’s Prized Horns

Ryan Berndt estimates the value of the stolen instruments at $14,000. But the memories he generated with them are priceless.


Travis Hall collected water Friday for Flint, Mich. in his Chicago suburb. (CBS)

Franklin Park Youngster Organizes Flint, Mich. Water Drive

Travis Hall previously was known as the kid who fed first-responders on 9/11. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Mugsy the Old English Bulldog is recovering after being sprayed with paintballs this week. (CBS)

Paintball Shooter Targets Chicago Man And His Bulldog

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on the Edgewater incident.


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Gasoline Prices Averaging $1.66 A Gallon In Chicago Area

That’s less than the national average, which is rare, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Super Bowl About More Than Football For Local Restaurants

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards found an Evanston hot spot in high gear for game time.


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In Sandra Bland Case, Audio Tapes Reveal Investigators Asked Inmates About Marijuana Over And Over

Newly released tapes raise new questions in the death of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman who died last year in a Texas jail cell.



Baby Heart Patient ‘Amazing Ava’ Eases Into Normalcy At Home

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards visits the Martin family, eight weeks after their little girl got a heart transplant.


Some watchdogs have questions about campaign spending by new Auditor General Frank Mautino. (CBS)

New Illinois Auditor General Leaves Trail Of Questionable Spending

Reformers say former state Rep. Frank Mautino has some explaining to do. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards checks the numbers.


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In Fox Lake, Some Saddened By News Of Melodie Gliniwiecz Indictment

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports while just about everyone has an opinion, Fox Lake wants out of the spotlight.


Queen Sonja of Norway (L) listens to Zahi Hawass (R), Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities as he tell her about the famous 'Golden Mask' of the boy Pharaoh King Tutankhamen at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo 28 October 2006. King Tutankhamen, an 18th Dynasty pharaoh, ruled Egypt from 1354 BC to 1325 BC, and his almost intact tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1923. AFP PHOTO/POOL MIKE NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

What The Tut? Priceless Beard Broken, Hastily Repaired

The groans can be heard in Chicago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Little Annie poses with her lucky blue bathing suit top -- with Santa. (courtesy: Beaumont family)

Family Of Suburban Girl Makes Social-Media Appeal To Recover Prized Possession

It’s like a security blanket, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards explains.


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Break-Ins Have Bensenville Residents On Edge

Police in the western suburbs are warning residents about aggressive bandits targeting homeowners.


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In Japan, McDonalds Combining French Fries With Chocolate

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards wants to know, is that a combo, you’d be lovin’?


Chicago's Gothic clothing store, The Alley, is liquidating its inventory. (CBS)

It’s The End For The Alley

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards visits the Goth emporium in its waning hours.




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