Who is Brad Edwards?
Brad Edwards is an American journalist who is working for WBBM as a primary anchor and storyteller for CBS News Chicago since May 2022. Prior to this, he served the station as an anchor of d CBS 2’s weekday evening newscasts at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. alongside Irika Sargent from 2019 to 2022. Also, he serves as an investigative reporter alongside Dave Savini, Dorothy Tucker, Dana Kozlov, and Megan Hickey. He joined the CBS Chicago News team in 2012. In addition to that, he has served the station for more than half a decade.
Brad Edwards Date of Birth / Age
Edwards was born in 1979. He is 43 years old as of 2022.
Brad Edwards Height
Edwards stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Brad Edwards Parents and Siblings
Edwards was born and raised in Michigan. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. Even so, his mother passed away in the September 11th terrorist attack. Moreover, he has an older brother, Matt Edwards, who officiates NFL games. Further. he tied the knot with his wife, Amber, and have two kids together; Harper and Don.
Matt celebrates his birthday on November 18th. Additionally, his mother, Francine K. Edwards served as a nurse till 2018. Unfortunately, he lost his father as a result of cancer. Furthermore, he seems to have a close relationship with his family as he regularly posts them on his Instagram account. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Brad Edwards Spouse(Wife)
Edwards has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Edwards is married or not but the information will be updated once available. Prior to this, he was in a romantic relationship with his ex-girlfriend, co-worker, and meteorologist, Ginger Zee during his stint at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids.
Edwards refers to her as his “first love.” Even though they are not in a relationship, he voices that they are still close friends and regularly tags her on his Instagram posts. Further, their relationship lasted for 18 months. Currently, Zee has tied the knot and has two kids.
Brad Edwards Kids / Children
Details regarding whether or not Edwards has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Brad Edwards Education
After completing his high school education, Edwards went on to attend Michigan State University in 1997. Later, in 2001 he became its graduate with a Bachelor Of Arts degree in Telecommunications.
Brad Edwards Career
Edwards works for WBBM as a primary anchor and storyteller for CBS News Chicago since May 2022. Prior to this, he served the station as an anchor of CBS 2’s weekday evening newscasts at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. alongside Irika Sargent from 2019 to 2022. Also, he serves as an investigative reporter alongside Dave Savini, Dorothy Tucker, Dana Kozlov, and Megan Hickey.
He joined the CBS Chicago News team in 2012. In addition to that, he has served the station for more than half a decade. In 2021, he attained the state’s top broadcast writing award: the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing. Aside from this, he possesses a cache of over 100 awards counting over a dozen other Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Further, Getting Hosed, his piece on Chicago’s broken water billing system Getting Hosed, attained Emmy Awards in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Else, he gained the 2020 RTDNA / NEFE award for Personal Finance Reporting. Moreover, his work has caused new policies and prosecutions, reconciled families, and assisted liberate an innocent woman serving a 50-year prison decree.
In Detroit, his 12-month-long probe into the Wayne County morgue resulted in the burial of dozens of indigent souls, and the swift-tracking of funding for a huge facility expansion. Moreover, Illinois launched two new state laws after a revelatory investigation by him and his team in 2021. The bill protects the identities of sex abuse victims after his series showed a deeply upsetting chain of unrestrained public access to such information.
Prior to Chicago, he served in Detroit, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, and Lansing as an anchor and reporter. During his stint as an anchor and a reporter, the Associated Press dubbed him Reporter of the Year. To boot, he served Columbia College of Chicago as an adjunct professor. Also, he served on the Board of Directors at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago from 2017 to 2021.
Currently, he serves Devices 4 the Disabled since 2020 and as CBS 2 Chicago’s SAG-AFTRA Steward. On a side note, he lives in Chicago in a 608-square-foot Loop apartment which overlooks the Chicago River.
WBBM/ CBS 2 Chicago
Edwards works with CBS 2 Chicago where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Suzanne Le Mignot
- Dana Kozlov
- Chris Tye
- Albert Ramon
- Mary Kay Kleist
- Laura Bannon
- Robb Ellis
- Ed Curran
How Much Does Brad Edwards Earn?
Edwards approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Brad Edwards Worth?
As an anchor, Edwards has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
What Happened To Brad Edwards?
Edwards served as the main news anchor following the hire of Joe Donlon after a three-year stint alongside co-anchor Irika Sargent. “I have always known that chair was not mine. It was an honor, and Joe is a fantastic ‘next’ to join my dear friend Irika, and new pals Albert and Marshall. They will make a great team. I’m excited about the new chair Jennifer and Jeff have pulled out for me — delivering our critically important content to new audiences. Let’s go!”He voiced.
However, in May 2022, the station dubbed him as a primary anchor, a newly created role. Further, he leads CBS News Chicago. “Brad Edwards has been named Primary Anchor and Storyteller for CBS News Chicago, the station’s streaming channel. In this newly created role, Edwards will lead CBS Chicago’s live streaming coverage of breaking news on the 24/7 platform and head up a team to produce impactful, ground-breaking long-form stories and documentaries for the service.” the station declared
Currently, as of 2022, he serves as a primary anchor and storyteller for CBS News Chicago since May 2022. Prior to this, he served the station as an anchor of CBS 2’s weekday evening newscasts at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. alongside Irika Sargent from 2019 to 2022. Also, he serves as an investigative reporter alongside Dave Savini, Dorothy Tucker, Dana Kozlov, and Megan Hickey. He joined the CBS Chicago News team in 2012. In addition to that, he has served the station for more than half a decade.
Brad Edwards Leukemia
Edwards was diagnosed with large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia, rare leukemia. Moreover, he voiced that he doesn’t suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and anemia which are associated with people who are suffering from the disease.
Further, he experiences an unusually low number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell the body utilizes in fighting off bacterial infections. Every eight to 12 weeks, he gets his blood drawn. And, he follows a healthy eating plan, exercises regularly, and sticks to a medication regimen.
“There’s a lot of relatively good news for this rare leukemia. First thing, patients live quite a long time. Some patients don’t need treatment. If treatment is needed, treatment usually works. About 80 to 90% of patients will need treatment because their blood counts will progressively get lower over time. The bad news is that right now there is no cure for this illness.” voiced Dr. Thomas P. Loughran Jr., the University of Virginia Cancer Center director who discovered LGL leukemia.