Ed Bradley

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Date of birth: 22.06.1941

Age: 65

Place of birth: Philadelphia

Citizenship: United States


During his 26 years of work in the news television magazine CBS `60 Minutes` (` 60 minut`) he has repeatedly won prestigious awards. During his career, Bradley covered the fall of Saigon; He became the first black television reporter, admitted to the White House, and leading their own newsfeeds `Night with Ed Bradley`.

For outstanding achievements in broadcasting Ed received the prize `Peabody`, Lifetime Achievement - Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and also won as many as 19` Emmi`.

Edward Rudolph `Ed` Bradley Jr. was born June 22, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. His parents divorced when he was two years old, after which he was brought up by his mother, Gladys, is torn between two jobs to barely make ends meet. Bradley saw his father involved in business with vending machines and owns a restaurant in Detroit, only during the summer holidays.

When Ed was nine, his mother enrolled him in a school of Holy Providence School, a Catholic boarding school for blacks in Kornuells Heights, Pennsylvania. He also studied at the private Catholic Academy of Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and then to City College Cheney (Cheyney State College), graduating in 1964 with a degree in education. Bradley began teaching in the sixth grade of elementary school William B. Mann and earn money on the old radio station WDAS, which commented on basketball games, read news, and was a music playlist.

In 1967, Edward got a permanent job at the New York radio station WCBS, by 1971-mu moved to France. When finished all his savings, he began working as a freelance reporter at CBS News, do not miss the opportunity to highlight the peace talks in Paris. In 1972, Bradley volunteered to Saigon, where traces of the war in Vietnam, and talked about the hostilities in Cambodia, while in Phnom Penh. It was at this time he received a shrapnel wound, injured his hands and back.

American journalist moved to Washington in 1974, two years later received the assignment to cover the campaign of Jimmy Carter. By 1978 th Edward was awarded a special honor, becoming the first black correspondent for CBS News, responsible for the news from the White House. In 1981, he replaced Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News, and then Dan Reytera in news television magazine CBS `60 Minutes`.

Over 26 years in the program `60 Minutes` Bradley was responsible for the output of the order of five hundred stories, which covered all sorts of news, from` tyazhelyh` about war segments, policies, poverty and corruption, and ending with `legkimi` biographies of people, stories about sports, music and cooking.

In the course of a career Edu had a chance to interview celebrities such as Howard Stern, Subcomandante Marcos, Laurence Olivier, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Michael Jordan iBob Dylan. Quirky journalist managed to play a game of blackjack with a blind Ray Charles, interviewed Soviet general in the Russian bath and buy into the fun of Muhammad Ali. Bradley was known for his sense of style and became the first (and so far only) correspondent, a man who allowed himself to wear earrings in the air. The left ear pierced, he is still in 1986, saying that his decision to support Liza Minnelli.

Edward never had children, but he was married to the artist-Haitian Patricia Blanchet, whom he met in a museum, where she worked as a tour guide.

The journalist was known as a big music fan, particular preference is given to jazz music, for which he was awarded in his honor the traditional jazz funeral procession in 2007, the year in New Orleans Dzhazfeste.

Ed Bradley at the age of 65 years died in the presence of his longtime friend, Jimmy Buffett, on November 9, 2006, in Hospital Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan of complications lymphocytic leukemia.