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 led 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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2 Investigators: The Unsolved 1956 Murder Of The Grimes Sisters

2 Investigator Brad Edwards recently caught up with some people who haven’t lost hope that the killer will be found.  


Jail Population Plunge Has Been Good For Taxpayers, Dart Says

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who has preached jail reform for years, saw results in 2017.


2 Investigators: Tire Bits In Soccer Turf Concern Parents

Crumb rubber made from recycled tires contains potentially cancer-causing materials. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: Sex Harassment Settlement Unravels

A deal is a deal. Until it’s not. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards investigates complaints against a former police official in St. John, Ind.


Alderman Talks Trash About IDOT

Pat Dowell says the agency has done a poor job keeping the Dan Ryan litter-free, compared to other expressways. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Alderman Hopes Cops Can End ‘Blood Sport’ In His Ward

2 investigator Brad Edwards went to Back of the Yards, where a statistical down-tick in crime fails to tell the whole story.


2017 A Mixed Bag For Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson sits down with CBS 2’s Brad Edwards to talk about the year in policing and crime.


Positively Chicago: Art Rehabilitating Prisoners

Art is bringing joy and fulfillment to men in the most unexpected place: Division 11 of the Cook County Jail.


Devices 4 The Disabled: A Dream Come True

Each wheelchair has donor with a story. And now will service a second generation.


Deadly Mosque Attack Horrifies Egyptian American

Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is from Egypt.


The Prime Mover Behind River East

2 Investigator Brad Edwards reached out to developer Dan McLean in hopes of talking about the materials used for River East.


2 Investigators: Is White Suburb A Traffic Trap For Minorities?

Even though most of Evergreen Park’s residents are white, minorities account for a majority of traffic stops there. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Carjackings Spike In Chicago

More than 700 carjackings have taken place in Chicago. Over 90% have gone without arrests.


2 Investigators: I’ve Been Hacked

Like a lot of consumers, Brad Edwards has had his personal information lifted off the conventional internet. But has that private data seeped onto the “Dark Web”?


2 Investigators: ‘False Image’ Helped Clear Cop In Shooting, Expert Says

A forensic video analyst says the FBI’s faulty enhancement of grainy dashcam video led to a wrong conclusion in the 2014 police-involved shooting death of Ronald Johnson.


2 Investigators: The Real Costs Of Gun Violence

Shooting victim Cody Barden’s medical care has cost more than $3.2 million, including more than $90,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: How The Breach In Chicago Voter Data Was Found

It was easy. A security troubleshooter in California typed two words and hit a jackpot of personal information on up to 1.8 million Chicago voters. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Former Marine Running 31 Marathons In 31 Days

But wait, there’s more. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards introduces us to Rob Jones.


2 Investigators: The Search For Chicago’s Missing Children

The Cook County Sheriff Department’s Child Rescue Unit is the only one exclusively dedicated to finding missing minors. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: Berrios Opponent Plagued By Fake Websites

Democrat Fritz Kaegi thinks an operative of the powerful Democrat is behind the identity-hijacking. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.




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