Philadelphia road to be renamed for late newsman Ed Bradley

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Posted: Nov 13, 2015 4:42 PM
Philadelphia road to be renamed for late newsman Ed Bradley

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A stretch of road in Philadelphia is being renamed for late "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley, who began his broadcasting career in the city.

A spokeswoman for KYW-TV says a portion of City Avenue between Monument Road and Presidential Boulevard is to be dedicated as Ed Bradley Way during a Saturday ceremony.

Bradley grew up in a tough section of Philadelphia, where he once recalled that his parents worked 20-hour days at two jobs apiece.

After graduating from Cheyney State College (now Cheyney University), he launched his career as a DJ and news reporter for a Philadelphia radio station in 1963.

Bradley's skills as a broadcast journalist were recognized with numerous awards, including 19 Emmys.

He died in 2006.

His widow, Patricia Blanchet, will be on hand for the dedication.

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This story has been corrected to show the name of the school was Cheyney State College, not Cheney State College.