Ed Bradley Bio, Career, Education, Age, Height, Spouse and Net Worth

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  1. What does Ed Bradley do for a living?
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  3. What are Ed Bradley’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Ed Bradley married?
  5. Does Ed Bradley have any children?
  6. Where is Ed Bradley now?
  7. How tall is Ed Bradley?
  8. How much money does Ed Bradley earn?
  9. What is Ed Bradley’s net worth?

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Who is Ed Bradley?

Ed Bradley (Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr.) was an American journalist who was well known for 26 years of award-winning work on the CBC News television program 60 Minutes. While he was starting his career Bradley covered the fall of Saigon. He was the first black television correspondent to cover the White House. He also hosted his own news broadcast, Sunday Night News with Ed Bradley. As a result of his good work, Ed received several awards including the National Association of Black Journalist Lifetime Achievement award, Peabody, Radio Television Digital News Association Paul White (journalist) Award, and 19 Emmy Awards.


In the 1960s was when Bradley’s was introduced to news reporting at WDAS-FM during the Riots in Philadelphia. In 1967, Ed got a full-time job at the CBS- owned New York City radio station WCBS. After that, he moved to Paris France in 1971, where he was living off his savings and eventually he ran out of money and he began working as a freelance journalist for CBS News, covering the Paris Peace Talks. Ed volunteered to be transferred to Saigon in 1972 to cover the Vietnam War and spend time in Phnom Penh covering the war in Cambodia.

Braley moved to Washington, D.C., in 1974, and in 1976, and he was promoted to covering the Carter movement. After that, he worked as a CBS News White House correspondent. Badley was the first black White House television correspondent until 1978. After that, he was invited to join CBS Reports as a principal correspondent, which he did until 1981. From 1976 to 1981 Ed was anchoring the Sunday Night News at CBS. That same year Walter Cronkite left as anchor of the CBS Evening News and was replaced by 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather, leaving an opening on the program that was filled by Brandley.

During his 26 years tenure in 60 minutes, he has made more than 500 stories. Which were covering almost every possible type of news, from “heavy” segments on war, politics, poverty, and corruption, to lighter biographical pieces or sports stories, music, and gastronomy. Furthermore, Bradley interviewed Howard Stern, Laurence Olivier, Subcommander Marcos. He also interviewed Timothy McVeigh, Neil Armstrong, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Bill Bradley. The 92-year-old George Burns and Michael Jordan, as well as conducting the first television interview. by Bob Dylan in 20 years. However, Some of his most outrageous moments included playing blackjack with blind Ray Charles, interviewing a Soviet general in a Russian sauna, and making him play a joke on Muhammad Ali.

In addition, Bradley’s favorite segment in 60 Minutes was when, as a 40-year-old correspondent, he interviewed singer Lena Horne, 64. He said, “If I came to the gates of pearls and St. Peter said,” What have you done to deserve entry? “I was just saying, ‘Have you seen my Lena Horne story?” On the show, Bradley was well known. For his sense of style. Moreover, Ed Bradley was the first male correspondent to wear an earring on the air regularly.

He had his left ear pierced in 1986 and says he was inspired to do so after receiving the award. Which was encouragement from Liza Minnelli following an interview with the actress. So far, he’s also the only male 60 Minutes host to do so, though male correspondents for other network shows, including Jim Vance, Jay Schadler, and Harold Dow, later wore earrings on the camera. Apart from 60 Minute hosts, Bradley has also hosted other programs like Street Stories new from 1992 to 1993.

A Photo of Ed Bradley
A Photo of Ed Bradley

Ed Bradley Age

Ed was born on June 22, 1941, in Philadephia, Pennslyvania, US. However, Bradley died on November 9th, 2006 aged 65 years.

Ed Bradley Family


He is the son of Edward R. Bradley and Gladys Gaston Bradley. His parents divorced while he was still young. His father moved to Detroit where he owned a vending machine business and a restaurant. Ed was raised by his mother who worked two jobs to make ends meet.


Bradley was raised together with his four siblings: Thom Marianne, Kathy Tom, Gerry Pam, and Ann John.

Ed Bradley Education

When he was nine he attended the Holy Providence School an All-Black Catholic boarding school. After that, he attended Mount Saint Charles Academy, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Furthermore, Bradley graduated from Saint Thomas More Catholic Boys High School in 1959. After that, he joined the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania which by then was known as Cheyney State College where he graduated in 1959 with a degree in Education.

Ed Bradley Spouse

Bradley Patricia Blanchet who they met at a New York Museum for African Art where she was working as Director of Development. The two dated for ten years and they later got married in a secret ceremony in Woody Creek, Colorado where they had a home.

Ed Bradley Divorce

Ed divorced his first wife Diane Jefferson in 1967 after being married for three years. After that, he married his second wife Priscilla Coolidge in 1981 and they later divorced in 1984.

Ed Bradley Children

Bradley did not have any kids

Ed Bradley Height

Bradley was 1.83m tall.

Ed Bradley Net Worth

He had a net worth of $20million.