Edward Rudolph also known as Ed Bradley Jr. was born in the year 1941 on the 22nd of June. He was a journalist, having won many awards for his work over the years. He is best known for his long career with CBS News television. He received several awards and recognitions for his different shows such as the CBS "Sunday night with Ed Bradley" and also "60 minutes." He was also the first black anchor to cover White House.
His early life
Ed Bradley's parents divorced when he was only two years old in Philadelphia where he was born. His mother was the one given the task of raising him and was forced to work two jobs. He was still able to see his father who then owned a hotel in Detroit, during summer.
When he reached a good age to go to school, his mother took him to Holy Providence School which was an all-black Catholic school. He then attended Mount Saint Charles Academy and later Cheney College which was still an all-black institution.
After graduating, Ed Bradley's first job was as a sixth grade teacher at William B. Mann elementary school. At the same time, he worked for WDAS studios; he sometimes worked for free or for small fees. Here he read news
covered various sports and programmed music.
On the year 1967, Ed Bradley landed a full time job as a news
reporter at CBS after having worked for WDAS-FM for seven years during the riots in Philadelphia.
Ed Bradley has done over 500 stories that had no limit on the type of news he was delivering. He could cover heavy news on war, politics, poverty and many more. He has also interviewed many celebrities during his career including big names such as Lawrence Olivier, Sub-commandant Marcos and many others. He was famously known for his stylish looks during his shows and also the way he delivered the news.
His personal life
Ed Bradley never had any children even though he was married to his wife Patricia Blanchet. He and his wife met at a museum where she was working as a tour guide. They dated for ten years and later got married in Woody Creek in Colorado. Though he was fond of all types of music, Ed Bradley especially loved jazz music. He later died in the year 2006 after a good career which inspired many people.