He was a television presenter and anchor, who anchored CBS's first nightly news broadcast from 1948–1962. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2006. He was born to Tony and Alice Donaldson Edwards. At the age of 15, he started his broadcasting career at a radio station in Troy, Alabama. He had won numerous awards such as the George Foster Peabody Award, the Hamilton Times Award, Big Red Apple award and many more.
Moving to his personal life, he was once married to a woman with whom he stayed for more than fifty years. The couple was happy and satisfied with each other's presence, but all of sudden Edwards died after a long fight with cancer, at the age of 73. The couple was never divorced. It was his death which made them apart. Till now there is no record or any information of his children.