Wendell Edwards (Journalist)

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Wendell Edwards currently co-anchors Channel 3’s Eyewitness News in the morning.

Before his time in Connecticut, he held roles as a morning anchor and reporter at ABC 3340 News in Birmingham, Alabama, and at KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City.

In addition to his anchoring duties, he worked as a general assignment reporter and occasionally filled in as an anchor at KHOU-TV in Houston, TX. He also contributed as a reporter and anchor for WOOD-TV News 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and WIS News-10 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Wendell Edwards earned his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, in 1992 and later pursued a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997.

Beyond his career in journalism, Wendell is a passionate reader and writer who enjoys watching movies. In his college days, he was a standout track athlete and even qualified for the 1992 Olympic Trials in the 110m hurdles. He boasts an impressive record as an Emmy-nominated journalist, with numerous awards recognizing his excellence in journalism. These accolades include the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association award for outstanding investigative reporting in 2010, two NABJ Salute to Excellence awards in 2008 and 2011, and an ABBY in 2020 from the Alabama Broadcasters Association for his “School Patrol” series.

Prior to his broadcasting career, Wendell also contributed to several newspapers in his home state of Texas, including the Burnet Bulletin near Austin, Texas, and the Corsicana Daily Sun near Dallas/Fort Worth.

Wendell Edwards hails from Dallas and spent his formative years in Cayuga and Tennessee Colony, Texas. He is happily married to his wife, Mekio, and together they are proud parents to two daughters, Kennedy and Kendall.

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