Ed Bradley from CBS's 60 Minutes Dies from Leukemia Complications

Ed Bradley from CBS 60 Minutes Dies from Leukemia Complications

60 Minutes - Special Report

Reporter and anchor of CBS 60 Minutes TV Show, Ed Bradley, 65, died from complications related to leukemia at Mount Sinai hospital. Katie Couric made the announcement today on CBS News.

Mike Wallace who worked with Bradley, told FOX News that Bradley was "a man of gentleness and man of strength, a man of integrity. Bradley was a complete reporter and a reporter's reporter. He covered the world, really."

Bradley spent 26 years with 60 Minutes. He first began his work with CBS’s popular Sunday news program in 1981. Previously he first began working for CBS as a full-time news correspondent in 1973.

Bradley was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from Pennsylvania's Cheyney State College, in 1964, with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. After graduation he began a career in broadcasting by becoming a radio disc jockey.

As a reporter he was the only person to have a TV interview with the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. He also interviewed Michael Jackson. Bradley won 19 Emmys and a Lifetime Achievement award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

Bradley had been ill, but continued to work. Last year he had undergone heart bypass surgery. He has left behind his wife Patricia Blanchet.

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