Ed Bradley (1941 - 2006)
60 Minutes Reporter Ed Bradley Dies of Leukemia
Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2006 @ 1:41 PM ET
Ed Bradley, the veteran 60 Minutes correspondent and a pioneer for black journalists in the United States, died on Thursday of leukemia. He was 65.
Bradley, a journalist for 43 years, won 19 Emmy Awards for stories ranging from the reopening of a 50-year old racial murder case and a report on brain cancer patients to an exclusive one-on-one interview with condemned Okalahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
This year, he also received a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Bradley remained active in his 25th year with 60 Minutes, but had been ill for some time and underwent heart surgery last year.
Born in Philadelphia on June 22, 1941, Bradley got his start as a reporter for WDAS Radio Philadelphia in 1963.
He joined CBS News in 1971 and moved to 60 Minutes, the network's award-winning news magazine show, in 1981.