CBS newsman Ed Bradley, 65, dies


NEW YORK -- Veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley died of leukemia Thursday morning at a New York City hospital. He was 65.

It wasn't immediately clear how long Bradley had been diagnosed with leukemia. CBS News said Thursday morning that Bradley died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Bradley was a correspondent at "60 Minutes" for 26 years, covering a number of the show's biggest stories and winning 19 Emmys during his career. His most recent was for a "60 Minutes" segment on the reopening of the 1950s racial murder of Emmett Till.

A former reporter for WCBS and a radio station in his hometown of Philadelphia in the 1960s, Bradley joined CBS News as a stringer in the Paris bureau in 1971. He moved to the network's Saigon, Vietnam, bureau in 1972 during the Vietnam War, and was wounded in Cambodia shortly after being named a CBS News correspondent in April 1973. While he went to the Washington bureau after recovering he voluntereed in March 1975 to cover the fall of Vietnam. He became CBS News' White House correspondent between 1976 and 1978.

During his CBS News career he was lead correspodent for "CBS Reports" between 1978 and 1981, anchor of "CBS Sunday Night News" between 1976 and 1981 and correspondent for "Street Stories" magazine in 1992 and 1993.