Brad Edwards is an investigative reporter and main anchor at CBS 2 Chicago.
He anchors the weekday evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. with Irika Sargent. Edwards is also a CBS 2 Investigator along with Dave Savini, Dorothy Tucker, Dana Kozlov, and Megan Hickey.
Edwards’ work has netted more than 100 awards: including eight consecutive regional Emmy Awards for News Writing [2003-’10]. He’s won nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including three at WBBM for Excellence in Writing – 2013, 2019, and 2020. His exposé on Chicago’s broken water billing system – ‘Getting Hosed’ – won Emmy awards in 2019 and 2020, and the 2020 RTDNA / NEFE award for Personal Finance Reporting.
His work has led to new policies, and prosecutions; it has reunited families, and helped free a woman serving a 50-year prison sentence for a crime she didn’t commit. In Detroit, his year-long inquiry into the Wayne County morgue led to the burial of dozens of indigent souls, and the fast-tracking of funding for a massive facility expansion.
Prior to joining CBS 2 in 2012, Edwards reported in Detroit, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Lansing, Mich. At each station, he was named Reporter of the Year by the Associated Press.
Brad’s served as an adjunct professor at Columbia College of Chicago. He is on the Board of Directors at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Devices 4 the Disabled, and serves as CBS 2’s SAG-AFTRA steward.
A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, he resides in Chicago.