Wendell Edwards was born in Dallas, Texas, United States. Edwards attended Columbia University’s School of Journalism in 1996 and graduated one year later with a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
He began attending Abilene Christian University in 1988 and earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in journalism four years later.
American news anchor and reporter Wendell Edwards is employed by Hartford, Connecticut’s WFSB-TV. He joined WFSB in January 2021.
Edwards is a morning news anchor for WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News. He worked for five years and ten months as a weekday morning news anchor and reporter at ABC 3340 News in Birmingham, Alabama, before joining WFSB (April 2015 – January 2021).
In addition, he was a news anchor and reporter for Oklahoma City’s KOCO 5 News.
Awards and achievements of Edwards
In 1994, he made a full-time shift to journalism, working for the Corsicana Daily Sun and the Burnet Bulletin in Corsicana, Texas.
Edwards has delivered some of his most memorable live reporting during Oklahoma’s historic winter blizzard and severe weather coverage.
He holds several awards for journalistic excellence. In 2008 and 2011, he received two NABJ Salute to Excellence awards.
He received the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association award in 2010 for his exceptional investigative reporting.
Edwards received an ABBY Award from the Alabama Broadcasters Association in 2020 in recognition of his “School Patrol” series.
Additionally, Edwards has been nominated for an Emmy Award. During his leisure time, he likes watching movies, reading, writing, and running.
Moreover, he had previously tracked college standouts and qualified for the Olympic Trials in 1992 as a 110-meter hurdler.
Edwards has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million, which he has earned through his successful career as a news Anchor/Reporter.
What happened to Wendell Edwards on WFSB?
Wendell Edwards is no longer a member of WFSB’s morning anchor crew.
Sources familiar with the change say that now he will not be on the air. Staff did not receive an explanation, according to insiders.
He was charged with murder
The mother’s three children were in the room when she was shot, according to her family, who spoke to CBS affiliate WREG on Wednesday.
Crystal Herbert-Weathers, also 33, is the girlfriend of Windal Edwards, 33, who is accused of shooting her numerous times.
According to WREG, Edwards threatened Herbert-Weathers’ child with a gun before she fled for safety. Edwards allegedly ran away from the scene of the shooting but was apprehended at a relative’s house.
Edwards was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held at the Tipton County Jail without bond.
Connecticut TV news station welcomes new anchor
The morning news team at WFSB-TV has a new anchor joining them, the station revealed.
It was announced that Wendell D. Edwards, a seasoned television news reporter, will join Nicole Nalepa, Scot Haney, and Caitlin Francis on channel 3.
Edwards, a decorated track and field athlete in the 1980s and ’90s, was most recently an anchor at ABC 3340 News in Birmingham, Alabama, and before that anchored at KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
On the track, Edwards qualified for the trials in the 110-meter hurdles for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
Edwards had made his Connecticut debut on the well-liked Chaz & AJ Show on WPLR 99.1FM. The hosts gave the married father of two daughters some advice on what to anticipate from the state and his new listeners.
Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University in Texas and a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
In an announcement, the station said, “He is an Emmy-nominated journalist with several accolades to his name, including two NABJ Salute to Excellence awards in 2008 and 2011 and the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association award for outstanding investigative reporting in 2010.”