Brad Edwards

2006 Inductee

Brad Edwards (1947-2006) started his television career in 1971 in Wichita Falls, Texas, prior to moving to KFOR and Oklahoma City in 1973, where he grew from a rookie street reporter to a respected news anchor. Since 1981 when Brad began his series of consumer-oriented reports, he has received between 300-500 calls every week from viewers asking for his assistance. Through his investigative In Your Corner franchise, Brad earned the reputation as a tough, fair, champion of the folks who couldn’t fight for themselves, and became one of the most recognizable faces in the market. He exposed rip-offs and scams, and viewers loved him. He has worked to change access for the handicapped at public buildings, uncovered toxins in well water, and conducted fundraisers for Oklahoma children needing organ transplants in the early 1980’s – back when insurance didn’t cover such “experimental” surgeries. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame this year. Brad is an Emmy award recipient, as well receiving awards from the AP and UPI, and has earned recognition from La Tremeda Radio Mexico for his work aiding Hispanic citizens, and from the VFW for work on behalf of servicemen and women dealing with drug addiction. Brad started the Warmth for Winter program in 1982, providing coats to those in need, and Fans for Oklahoma in the summer which, through cash donations, provides relief to the elderly and poor from Oklahoma’s scorching summers. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal in 1970 for his work as television news director with American Forces Thailand Network.