A CBS newsman from 1942 to 1988, Douglas Edwards was a war-time
correspondent on The World Today during World War II and anchored
The World Tonight on CBS Radio for 22 years.
Edwards was born on July 14, 1917 in Ada, Oklahoma. He began his
radio career at age 15 as a junior announcer at a 100-watt station
in Troy, Alabama. Prior to joining CBS, he worked for radio stations
WSB/Atlanta and WXYZ/ Detroit.
In 1942, Edwards joined CBS as an announcer. He gained experience
as a reporter and newsreader and was eventually sent overseas as
a war-time correspondent, working under Edward R. Murrow in London.
He later went to Paris to help prepare for CBS’ coverage of
the Nuremberg Trials.
After the war, he anchored CBS World News Roundup. Beginning in
1948, he broadcast news reports during the Wendy Warren and the
News radio soap opera and anchored The
CBS Evening News, a post he held for the next 13 years. He anchored
The World Tonight on CBS Radio from 1966 until his retirement in
Douglas Edwards died on October 13, 1990.
Douglas Edwards was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2006.
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