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Brad Edwards

Chief Meteorologist Brad Edwards has been with Local 5 since September 1996.
Credit: WOI

Brad is a native Iowan, but also went on a “whirlwind” tour of the U.S. before returning to central Iowa.  Brad was born in Des Moines and then moved to Earlham by school age.  After graduation from Earlham High School, he headed north to Ames to attend Iowa State University.  Thanks to his father, Brad’s passion for the weather was already building like a thunderhead as he set foot on campus.  He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in meteorology in 1987.

For over 20 years, Brad has provided We Are Iowa's Most Accurate Forecast.

Ironically, his first TV experience came during his senior year of college when he worked at Local 5 doing morning weather cut-ins.  After taking jobs in Florida, Kansas and The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Brad has come full circle back to his home. He has been with Local 5 since September 1996.

Brad is married with three children and lives in the Des Moines metro area.  He likes to play with his kids, watch movies, golf, garden and listen to spiritual music. He also remains a loyal Iowa State fan!  Go Clones!

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