ABC 7 reporting trips have taken Bradley to China, Brazil, the Caribbean and nearly a dozen states. He was the first journalist to report from death row following former Governor George Ryan's decision to commute all death sentences to life in prison without parole. Bradley was also the first Chicago television reporter to visit Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in 2010. In early 2008, Bradley travelled through Iowa and New Hampshire covering the Presidential race. He has also reported from the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro and the Summer Olympics in Beijing while covering Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Since joining ABC 7, Bradley's work has been recognized with four Emmy Awards for breaking news coverage and with the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Silver Dome Award for a documentary on the legacy of former mayor Richard M. Daley.
Previously, Bradley worked as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for CLTV, Chicago's 24-hour news channel (1998-2002). While at CLTV, he wrote, produced and hosted several political specials and also created a documentary on the closing of Chicago's Cook County Hospital. Before that, he was a news reporter and morning weather anchor at WCBD-TV in Charleston, SC. (1997) and a weekend weather anchor and reporter at KOMU-TV in Columbus, MO.
Bradley is a past president of the Chicago Headline Club, which is the nation's largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Bradley is a Chicago native and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He earned his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
When not working, Bradley enjoys doing just about anything outdoors; from skiing in the winter to hiking and biking in the summer. He has also been fortunate enough to visit six of the seven continents of the world. Travels have taken him to Alaska, Europe, South Africa, Beijing, Hong Kong, Australia and Chile, to name a few. Bradley is married with three sons.
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