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BRAD EDWARDS - Journalist, CBS2 News Investigator

Brad Edwards is a CBS 2 Investigator along with Pam Zekman and Dave Savini.

Edwards work has netted 70+ awards: including 20+ Regional Emmy Awards and 6 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. His reporting has lead to new policies, prosecutions; it has reunited families, and helped free a wrongfully convicted woman serving a 50 year prison sentence. While a reporter in Detroit, his year-long expose into the county morgue led to the burial of dozens of indigent souls, and the passage of legislation that fast-tracked a massive facility expansion.

A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, Brad serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College of Chicago and as CBS Chicago's SAG-AFTRA steward. He resides in Chicago.

A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, Brad serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College of Chicago and as CBS Chicago's SAG-AFTRA steward. He resides in Chicago.

MIKA STAMBAUGH - Vice President C-Strategies LLC,

Mika is a veteran, Emmy award-winning journalist and dynamic entrepreneur known for her creative strategies in executing media and communications campaigns.

Throughout her career, she's been recognized for her creativity, hustle, and leadership, including winning an Emmy in 2008 as a Field Producer at CBS 2 News Chicago. That same year she moonlighted to follow her dream at age 26 to open her own small business, deftly balancing her responsibilities in the newsroom and as an entrepreneur.

Her business savvy and deep understanding of the news industry landed her the role of spokesperson for the City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection in 2014.