PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A stretch of road in Philadelphia is being renamed for late “60 Minutes” correspondent Ed Bradley, who began his broadcasting career in the city.
A spokeswoman for KYW-TV says a portion of City Avenue between Monument Road and Presidential Boulevard is to be dedicated as Ed Bradley Way during a Saturday ceremony.
Bradley grew up in a tough section of Philadelphia, where he once recalled that his parents worked 20-hour days at two jobs apiece.
After graduating from Cheyney State College (now Cheyney University), he launched his career as a DJ and news reporter for a Philadelphia radio station in 1963.
Bradley’s skills as a broadcast journalist were recognized with numerous awards, including 19 Emmys.
He died in 2006.
His widow, Patricia Blanchet, will be on hand for the dedication.
This story has been corrected to show the name of the school was Cheyney State College, not Cheney State College.