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Brad Edwards

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

Brad is a native Iowan, but also went on a “whirlwind” tour of the United States 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.

This September will mark 25 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 and his wife have raised their family here in central Iowa, and now are enjoying grandchildren! He still likes to play some golf, garden, listen to music, and ride his old Honda motorcycle. And of course, he remains a loyal Iowa State fan, and you can usually find him tailgating before all home football games- go Cyclones!

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