Ed Bradley Biography

(Journalist)

Emmy Award-winning journalist Ed Bradley is married.

More about the relationship

Ed Bradley married three times. His first marriage was with Diane Jefferson from 1964 to 1967. After that, he married Priscilla Coolidge from 1981 to 1984. After his divorce with her, Ed stayed single for a while.

Lastly, in 2004 after being in a relationship for some time, he married Patricia Blanchet. Patricia was still his wife when he died. He did not have any children.

Relationship Facts of Ed Bradley

  • Ed Bradley is married to Patricia Blanchet.
  • He does not have any kids as of now.
  • Ed Bradley is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Ed Bradley?

Ed Bradley was an American journalist. He was famous for his successful 26 years of award-winning work on the CBS News TV program 60 Minutes.

He is the winner of several awards for his work including the Peabody, the National Association of Black Journalists Lifetime Achievement Award, and 19 Emmy Awards.

Ed Bradley: Age, Family, Siblings, Parents, Ethnicity

Ed was born on June 22, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. He was 65 years old when he died. His mother’s name was Gladys.

She was the one who raised her after getting divorced from her husband and Ed’s father, Edward Rudolph Bradley, Sr. However, Ed used to visit his father in Detroit in the summer.

There is no information about Bradley’s siblings. He was of African-American nationality. Similarly, he was a citizen of the U.S.A.

Ed Bradley: Education, School/College University

Talking about his education, Ed graduated from Cheyney State College (currently Cheyney University of Pennsylvania) with a degree in education. Before that, he attended several other schools including Holy Providence School, Mount Saint Charles Academy, and Saint Thomas More Catholic Boys High School.

Ed Bradley: Professional Life, Career

As a student at Cheyney State College, Ed worked his way into broadcasting after volunteering at the Philadelphia radio station WDAS-FM. After graduating with a degree in education, Ed became an elementary school teacher. However, he also continued to work evenings in radio jobs ranging from disc jockey to reporting.

Finally, the station started paying him a small hourly wage after he spent two days covering a Philadelphia race riot. However, he did not leave his job as a teacher until the year 1967, when he finally joined WCBS radio in NY as a reporter.

Ed held many other positions with CBS. Firstly, he worked briefly in Paris in 1971. After that, he was stationed in Saigon, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After gaining some valuable experience, he moved to Washington, D.C., and started covering presidential campaigns in the year 1976. Eventually, he became a correspondent at theWhite House.

However, his feature stories were on topics from around the world. In 1980, he won awards for two CBS Special Reports: The Boat People, after exploring the difficulty of Southeast Asian refugees, and Blacks in America: With All Deliberate Speed?. His in-depth study of Afro-American progress since the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Finally, he joined the staff of the long-running 60 Minutes in the year 1981.

In his 26-year career on 60 Minutes, he covered over 500 stories, covering nearly every possible type of news ranging from ‘heavy’ segments on war, poverty, politics, and corruption, to other lighter biographical aspects, or stories related to sports, music, and cuisine.

He left this world on November 9, 2006, at age 65 after suffering from leukemia.

Ed Bradley: Awards, Nominations

Ed received numerous awards in his career. He won the prestigious Emmy Award 19 times. Similarly, he also won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Moreover, in 2005, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. He won this for being one of the first Afro-Americans to break through network TV news.

Furthermore, he won the 66th annual George Foster Peabody award in 2007.

Ed Bradley: Net worth, Salary, Income

Even though the exact net worth of Ed remains unknown. Some notable online sources have estimated his net worth to be in the region of $1 million before his death. However, there is no information about his annual earnings. His primary source of income was news reporting.

Height, Weight, Body Features

Alan has a height of around 5 feet 10 inches. There is no information about his weight. In addition, he had salt and pepper hair and brown eyes.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Ed was not active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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