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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A woman cries with joy after learning her father made it safely out of Turkey Tuesday. (CBS)

At O’Hare, Anxiety And Tears Of Relief As Jet Arrives From Turkey

Among those waiting at the airport was a distressed woman who wasn’t sure if her father had made the flight. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd talks with CBS 2's Brad Edwards about the death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles "G.I. Joe" Gliniewicz. (CBS)

Controversial Lake County Coroner Not Dead Politically

Dr. Tom Rudd was bounced off the ballot last year, but he may be back on. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


TSA sniffer Doc (CBS)

TSA Pooches Lend A Paw At Chicago Airports

Canines like Doc are credited with helping reduce the once-unbearable wait times. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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She Saved Four People And Three Dogs Today, What Did You Do?

If it’s all in a day’s work, it was a remarkable one for a Chicago Police officer.


Tyler Kissinger (CBS)

U Of C Student Body President May Be Expelled After Protest Incident

Tyler Kissinger allowed other protesters access to administrative offices in May.


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.


Brendan Clark (CBS)

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.


Lorinda Swain (CBS)

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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