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Veteran US newsman Ed Bradley dies

dpa German Press Agency
Published: Thursday November 9, 2006

San Francisco- Veteran US newsman Ed Bradley died Thursday from leukaemia at the age of 65, CBS News said in a statement. Bradley has been a star correspondent of the hit news magazine 60 Minutes for 25 years and was widely credited with forging a path for black journalists on TV.

During the course of his career he won 19 Emmy Awards, including a lifetime achievement Emmy.

He started out as a radio newsman in Philadelphia in 1963, moving to New York four years later and joining CBS as a stringer in Paris in 1971. He later reported for CBS from Saigon and moved to the Washington bureau in June 1974. He served as CBS' White House correspondent and was also anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News before joining 60 minutes in 1981.

In a special report, CBS News anchor Katie Couric said Bradley was "considered intelligent, smooth, cool, a great reporter, beloved and respected by all his colleagues here at CBS News."

Bradley had heart-trouble, then developed leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Patricia.

© 2006 dpa German Press Agency