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 1988.
Douglas Edwards died on October 13, 1990.
He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2006.