Brad Byrd

Published 11/30 2011 10:41PM

Updated 09/30 2015 11:08AM

The first Tri-State broadcaster elected to the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle Hall of Fame, Brad Byrd is now in his 38th year as Lead News Anchor for Eyewitness News. Among his honors are Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, AP and SPJ awards.

Brad co-anchors Eyewitness News at 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 pm. He's covered stories in Eastern Europe, Washington D.C., New York City, the Gulf Coast and other U.S. locations with Tri-State links.

He has received the Ball State University Telecommunications Distinguished Alumnus Award. The National Easter Seals Society Consistent Best Telethon Host award  Evansville Courier & Press Best Community Volunteer and News Personality awards. 

Brad's a former president of the local American Heart Association Board. He co-founded Cruising for Hearts, a major fundraiser with his wife TJ. For that effort Brad and T.J. received the AHA's Heart of Life award. 

He was honored with the United Way's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in several Tri-state charities.

Brad's columns on media and community issues were published in the Evansville Courier & Press for several years and he's contributed reports to Evansville Living magazine. 

Moonlighting, Brad took his experience to the classroom: teaching broadcast courses at the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana.

You can watch Brad on Eyewitness News at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. on WEHT Local and 9 p.m. on Local 7 WTVW.

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