Ed Bradley

News Correspondent
Born Jun 22, 1941

Edward Rudolph "Ed" Bradley, Jr. was an American journalist, best known for twenty-six years of award-winning work on the CBS News television program 60 Minutes. During his earlier career he also covered the fall of Saigon, was the first black television correspondent to cover the White House, and anchored his own news broadcast, CBS Sunday Night with Ed Bradley.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ed Bradley.


1941 Birth Born on June 22, 1941.


1959 18 Years Old He graduated in 1959 from Saint Thomas More Catholic Boys High School in West Philadelphia and then another historically black school, Cheyney State College (now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania) in Cheyney, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1964 with a degree in education. … Read More


1967 26 Years Old In 1967 he landed a full-time job at the CBS-owned New York radio station WCBS.


1971 30 Years Old In 1971, he moved to Paris, France. … Read More
1972 31 Years Old In 1972 he volunteered to be transferred to Saigon to cover the Vietnam War, as well as spending time in Phnom Penh covering the war in Cambodia. … Read More
1974 33 Years Old In 1974 he moved to Washington, D.C., and was promoted to covering the Carter campaign in 1976.
1978 37 Years Old He then became CBS News White House correspondent (the first black White House television correspondent) until 1978, when he was invited to move to CBS Reports, where he served as principal correspondent until 1981. … Read More


1983 42 Years Old …  After the relationship ended, Bradley and Savitch continued to have a non-romantic social and professional relationship until her death in 1983. … Read More


1994 53 Years Old In 1994, Bradley created the Ed Bradley Scholarship, which has since been offered annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association to outstanding aspiring journalists in recognition of Bradley's legacy and contributions to journalism.


2006 65 Years Old Bradley died on November 9, 2006, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Manhattan of complications from lymphocytic leukemia. … Read More
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