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Overview (5)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (leukemia)
Birth NameEdward Rudolph Bradley Jr.
Nicknames Teddy
Butch
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A graduate of Thomas More Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia and Cheyney State Teachers College (now Cheyney University), Ed Bradley was teaching sixth grade in the Philadelphia public school system when he accepted a dare to report the news on a local radio station; he fell in love with it and continued doing the news for free until his coverage of a local race riot brought him to the attention of the local major news outlet, and from then on his career was launched. A stalwart of the CBS news program 60 Minutes (1968) for more than a quarter-century, Bradley was best known for his thoughtful and perceptive news reporting and interviewing. He died on November 9, 2006, in New York City of leukemia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jane Margaret Laight

Spouse (3)

Patricia Blanchet (31 July 2004 - 9 November 2006) ( his death)
Priscilla Coolidge (1981 - 1984) ( divorced)
Diane Jefferson (1964 - 1967) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

His full beard and earring

Trivia (15)

He was wounded in Cambodia in 1973.
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Served as a radio host for "Jazz at Lincoln Center.".
In 1976, became CBS' first-ever African-American correspondent to the White House.
Graduate of Cheney State College.
Received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards grand prize and television first prize for "CBS Reports: In the Killing Fields of America" (January 1995), a documentary about violence in America, for which he was co-anchor and reporter.
The Denver Press Club awarded him its 2003 Damon Runyon Award for career journalistic excellence.
Was chief correspondent for "CBS Reports" from 1978 to 1981. His status there was such that the title was changed temporarily to "CBS Reports with Ed Bradley".
Worked for free as an intern at WDAS-FM in Philadelphia, PA reading the news for the Georgie Woods show.
Philadephia radio personality Georgie Woods once played a joke on him by setting the AP news wire ticker tape on fire while he was reading it. Bradley did not panic, he just kept reading the news faster until he finished the update.
Instead of finding a replacement for Ed Bradley, 60 Minutes (1968) producers decided to use all fill-in correspondents for Bradley's stories.
Ed Bradley's face replaced Mike Wallace's as the first face in the 60 Minutes (1968) introduction during Bradley's last season. Wallace was the first face on the introduction of 60 Minutes (1968) since the beginning of the show. After Bradley's passing, Steve Kroft became the first face.
Ex-brother-in-law of Rita Coolidge.
Ex-stepfather of Paul Satterfield.
Friends with Wynton Marsalis.

Personal Quotes (4)

My left ear has been pierced for about 10 years now. It was a bit radical at the time, and I heard about it from the network guys: 'Are you going to wear an earring on the air? What does that say? What does it mean?' To me, it just meant that I had a hole in my ear and an earring in it. It wasn't a statement.
[on his pierced left ear] For work I wear a small gold hoop. It's tasteful and unobtrusive. At play, I wear different studs or a larger hoop.
I have a hoop earring that I wear for work. I have an assortment of studs now, but they're not work earrings. [TV Guide, Feb. 24-March 1 1996]
[on his earring] It's a style, and if it goes against someone else's grain, then they think it says something about your politics. This says absolutely nothing about my politics. It says something about my style. [TV Guide, Feb. 24-March 1 1996]

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