Brad Byrd is lead anchor and managing editor for WEHT (ABC) and WTVW (CW) in Evansville. The first Tri-State broadcaster elected to the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle Hall of Fame, Byrd is now in his 39th year as Lead News Anchor for Eyewitness News. Among his honors are Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, AP and SPJ awards.
Byrd co-anchors Eyewitness News at 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 pm. He’s covered stories in Eastern Europe, Washington D.C., New York City, the Gulf Coast and other U.S. locations with Tri-State links. He has received the Ball State University Telecommunications Distinguished Alumnus Award. The National Easter Seals Society Consistent Best Telethon Host award Evansville Courier & Press Best Community Volunteer and News Personality awards.
Byrd is a former president of the local American Heart Association Board. He co-founded Cruising for Hearts, a major fundraiser with his wife, TJ. For that effort, Byrd and TJ received the AHA’s Heart of Life award. He was honored with the United Way’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with several Tri-State charities. Byrd eventually took his experience to the classroom: teaching broadcast courses at the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana.