OAB Hall of Fame
Brad Edwards is a product of the cycle of his time. He started in radio at a very early age, obtained his college degree, served his country, and returned to pursue his career in broadcast journalism. The course of a successful journalist and fulfillment of a childhood dream of the ‘60s.It began in 1961 at WDAD in Indiana, PA, where 14-year-old Brad was a disc jockey and newscaster on an afternoon “middle of-the-road” show, while playing rock ’n roll in the evenings. Upon graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he was recruited by the Air Force to serve as a military news broadcaster in Thailand.
After returning to the states in 1971, he was stationed at Wichita Falls and was hired as a part-time reporter, photographer, and anchor at KFDX-TV. Upon leaving the service in 1973, Brad joined WKY-TV (now KFOR) as a reporter and photographer, later moving up to become the 10:00 PM news anchor.
Since 1981, Brad Edwards’ feature “In Your Corner,” has been the extended public voice of those who were in need, but could not be heard. Each week he receives hundreds of calls from viewers seeking help. He has successfully investigated stories ranging from the smallest of complaints to the massive exposé of farmland pollution and state government corruption. His 1989 “What’s Wrong with the Well?” received an Emmy for Investigative Reporting. His “Warmth for Winter” campaign, started in 1982, has collected hundreds of thousands of coats for the needy. “Fans for Oklahoma,” another of his projects, provided fans for the elderly and poor during our long hot summers.
A passion for their work and those they serve. A stickler for the facts and a feeling of compassion for all those for whom they work. Those are the qualities of truly dedicated and outstanding journalists. Brad Edwards’ outstanding broadcast career has certainly placed him “in that corner.”
Special Note: Brad Edwards passed away on May 15, 2006. He will be missed.