Brad Edwards anchors the CBS 2 Chicago weekday evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Irika Sargent.
Before being named anchor in March 2019, Edwards was a CBS 2 Investigator along with Pam Zekman, Dave Savini, and Dorothy Tucker.
Edwards’ work has netted more than 80 awards: including eight consecutive regional Emmy Awards for News Writing [2003-’10]. In 2017, the Illinois Broadcasters Association named Edwards “Best TV Reporter.” In 2019, he won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing, his seventh regional award.
His reporting led to new policies and prosecutions; it 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 expose into the 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, and he serves as CBS 2’s SAG-AFTRA steward. A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, he resides in Chicago.