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Brad Byrd

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 37th year as Lead News Anchor for Eyewitness News.
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 37th 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 5, 6, 6:30, 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 received the Ball State University Telecommunications Distinguished Alumnus Award. The National Easter Seals Society named Brad as a consistent best telethon host and Evansville Courier & Press readers voted Brad Best Community Volunteer.

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 also given the United Way's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in several charitable events.

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

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

Brad can be reached at bbyrd@tristatehomepage.com | Twitter | Facebook
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