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Ed Bradley

News Correspondent
Male
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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Timeline

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

CHILDHOOD

1941 Birth Born on June 22, 1941.

TWENTIES

1964 23 Years Old He attended Mount Saint Charles Academy, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 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.

THIRTIES

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

FORTIES

1986 45 Years Old On the show, Bradley was known for his sense of style, and was the first male correspondent to regularly wear an earring on the air. He had his left ear pierced in 1986 and says he was inspired to do it after receiving encouragement from Liza Minnelli following an interview with the actress. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2006 65 Years Old In the company of his longtime friend Jimmy Buffett, Bradley died on November 9, 2006 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan of complications from lymphocytic leukemia. … Read More
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