NATIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD WINNER
INDUCTED INTO FOUR HALLS OF FAME.
EVANSVILLE’S LONGEST RUNNING WEEKNIGHT NEWS ANCHOR.
Brad Byrd is now in his 44th year as Lead Anchor of Eyewitness News. He is a member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame (2005), The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle (2005), the Indiana Broadcasters Fairbanks Hall of Fame (2016) and The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Gold Circle (2022).
Brad was honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Excellence in Writing”. He produced and fronted a special report regarding the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of their deaths.
He has won multiple Regional Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press and SPJ awards.
Brad co-anchors Eyewitness News weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 pm. His IN-DEPTH segments on Eyewitness News at 9 provide candid conversations with Tristate newsmakers.
He covered stories in Eastern Europe, Washington D.C., New York City, the Gulf Coast and other U.S. locations with Tri-State connections.
He received the Ball State University Telecommunications Distinguished Alumnus Award. The National Easter Seals Society Consistent Best Telethon Host award and the 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 T.J. For that effort Brad and T.J. received the AHA’s Heart of Life Honor. He received 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 Byrd on Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. on WEHT 25 and Brad Byrd IN-DEPTH on Eyewitness News at 9 on WTVW 7.