Ed Bradley, Correspondent for "60 MINUTES" News program
Posted By: Pedro Barry on January 25, 2007 |
The late Ed Bradley was a principal correspondent for 60 MINUTES for 26 years. (1981-2006), Prior to joining 60 MINUTES we was a reporter for "CBS Reports" (1978-81), after serving as CBS News' White House correspondent (1976-78). He was also anchor of the "CBS Sunday Night News" (November 1976-May 1981) and of the CBS News magazine "Street Stories" (January 1992-August 1993). Ed Bradley joined CBS News as a stringer in its Paris bureau in September 1971. A year later, he was transferred to the Saigon bureau, where he remained until he was assigned to the CBS News Washington bureau in June 1974. He was named a CBS News correspondent in April 1973 and, shortly thereafter, was wounded while on assignment in Cambodia.
In March 1975, he volunteered to return to Indochina and covered the fall of Cambodia and Vietnam.
Prior to joining CBS News, he was a reporter for WCBS Radio, the CBS Owned station in New York (August 1967-July 1971). He had previously been a reporter for WDAS Radio Philadelphia (1963-67).
Mr. Bradley was born June 22, 1941, in Philadelphia and was graduated from Cheyney State College in 1964 (now Cheyney University) with a B.S. in education. Always the proud alumnus and generous supporter of his Alma Mater.
He lived in New York with his wife, Patricia Blanchet. Mr. Bradley died in November 2006 at the age of 65, after a long battle with leukemia.
RIP Most Honorable Alumnus...
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Xavier AllenI am very proud of the late Ed Bradley for all of his accomplishments and being one of the positive and instrumental "faces" on television. We will miss you NUPE. PHI NU PI FOREVER!!!!
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