Previously, Bradley worked as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for CLTV, Chicago's 24-hour news channel (1998-2002). While at CLTV, he wrote, produced and hosted several political specials, and also created a documentary on the closing of Chicago's Cook County Hospital. Before that, he was a news reporter and morning weather anchor at WCBD-TV in Charleston, S.C. (1997).
Bradley began his broadcasting career in Columbia, Mo., where he worked from 1994-97. He gained television experience at Columbia's KOMU-TV, where he served as a newscast producer, weather anchor, photographer, and reporter. At the same time, he worked as a program host, reporter and news anchor for KFRU-AM, Columbia's news/talk radio station.
Since joining ABC 7, Bradley has received two Emmy awards for his work. The first came in 2003 for breaking news coverage of a water main break on Lake Shore Drive. He won a second Emmy for coverage of tornado damage in Utica, Illinois in 2004.
Bradley is the immediate past president of the Chicago Headline Club, which is one of the nation's largest chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. He also serves on the Auxiliary Board of the John G. Shedd Aquarium.
Bradley is a Chicago native and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He earned his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
When not working, Bradley enjoys doing just about anything in the great outdoors... from skiing in the winter to hiking and biking in the summer. He's also been fortunate enough to visit six of the seven continents of the world. Travels have taken Ben to Alaska, Europe, South Africa, Beijing, Hong Kong, Australia and Chile to name a few. Bradley resides in Chicago.