Farewell to Ed Bradley

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Philadelphia native, Cheyney University graduate and ’60 Minutes’ reporter Ed Bradley died today of leukemia at the age of 65. He started his career as a DJ at Philly’s WDAS and got his first taste of reporting when he covered the North Philadelphia riots in the late 1960’s. Over the course of his reporting career, Bradley won 19 Emmys and broke much ground for African-Americans in the field of television journalism.

He will be missed.

Ed Bradley of ’60 Minutes’ dead at 65 [Yahoo News]

5 Comments so far

  1. Brandyn (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

    I really loved Ed Bradley. This news makes me very sad.


  2. Brandyn (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

    I really loved Ed Bradley. This news makes me very sad.


  3. Sherri W. (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 10:48 am

    I was at a lunch Thursday honoring Philadelphia Tribune President (and Bradley friend and fellow Cheyney alum) Robert Bogle. Bogle apologized at the end of his remarks for being less visibly happy than you might expect for an award recipient. He’d JUST been given the news about Bradley’s death out in the hallway before coming in for his ward.

    And I think there were a number of lunch attendees (myself included) who learned of Bradley’s death only in that moment when Bogle announced it: there was an audible *gasp* in the banquet hall at Bogle’s words….


  4. Betty (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    Ed will be sorely missed by all of us. He left a legacy behind that we can all learn from and build on.

    Thanks Ed for sharing you life with us. We truly love you and we will miss you dearly.

    Betty-New Orleans


  5. Clara Chokenea (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:00 am

    Just wanted to say that Ed Bradley’s memorial on CNN is a presentation that I will never ever forget and a strong indication that this man was of the sort that this world need desperately today. And, I pray that the good Lord takes him by the hand and leads him to greener pastures…for he was a man for all seasons…



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