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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].

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

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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

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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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GOP Candidates Tackle Each Other Head-On In Debate

Republican candidates for governor in Illinois’ upcoming primary election turned on each other Wednesday night.

03/05/2014

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VIDEO: County Drug Officers Conduct Raids In South Suburban Harvey

As Cook County’s war on drugs heats up, even in the cold, narcotics officers never know what they’re going to find during raids. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards tags along.

02/26/2014

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Cyber-Crime Becoming Top Priority For Federal Law Enforcement

In his original report, Brad Edwards goes one-on-one with the region’s top cyber cop and exposes the risks you may not even realize you face.

02/18/2014

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With Thawing Expected, Officials Urge Residents To Keep Street Drains Clear

Rising temperatures are expected to cause melting this week.

02/17/2014

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Garfield Park Residents Complain Gas Main Has Been Leaking For Days

CHICAGO (CBS) — Residents of in the 4300 block of West West End Avenue are complaining about a natural gas main they say has been leaking for days and still hasn’t been fixed. CBS 2’s [...]

02/11/2014

CBS 2's Brad Edwards interviews a resident whose car has gotten stuck in her Kenwood aley. (CBS)

Residents Complain The City Has Forgotten Their Frozen Alley

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards visits with residents of North Kenwood, where one icy alley has trapped many a vehicle.

02/10/2014

Mariam Pare uses her mouth to paint. (CBS)

Artist Won’t Let Disability Stop Her From Painting

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards introduces us to Mariam Paré, who was paralyzed by a bullet in 1996.

02/06/2014

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