November 9, 2006
Award-winning CBS newsman Ed Bradley died Thursday. CBS news says he died from complications of Leukemia at Mount Sinai hospital in New York.
Bradley spent the past 26 years working for "60 Minutes".
During his lengthy career, Bradley was recognized with numerous awards, including 19 Emmys. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Three of his Emmys came at the 2003 awards: a lifetime achievement Emmy; one for a 2002 "60 Minutes" report on brain cancer patients and for a "60 Minutes II" report about sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic
Bradley grew up in Philadelphia. He graduated from Cheney State College. His first on-air job was as a DJ and news reporter for a Philadelphia radio station in 1963. Four years later he moved to New York's WCBS radio.
Bradley joined CBS News in 1971 as a stringer in the Paris bureau. He moved to the Washington bureau in 1974 as a correspondent.