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Wendell Edwards co-anchors ABC 33/40 Morning News. Prior to moving to Birmingham, he anchored mornings and reported at KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City. Edwards served as general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at KHOU-TV in Houston, TX. He also reported and anchored for WOOD-TV News 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and WIS News-10 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Edwards earned a bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, in 1992 and a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997.

He earned a full athletic scholarship and ran track for Abilene Christian. He is a former two-time Division II national champion hurdler, a 7-time NCAA All-American and two-time GTE Academic All-American. He qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1992, making it to the quarterfinal round.

He turned his attention to journalism full-time in 1994, working for the Burnet Bulletin in Burnet, Texas, and the Corsicana Daily Sun in Corsicana, Texas. He delivered some of his most memorable live reporting during Oklahoma's historic winter blizzard and during severe weather coverage. Edwards won a 2009 OAB Award for Investigative Reporting for his story "School Safety Under Fire." In 2008 and 2010, he won a Salute to Excellence Award for his work from the National Association of Black Journalists. Edwards also won the "Gutenberg Award" for journalism alumni for ACU in October of 2005. In 2016, Edwards won a second place award for Best News Anchor from the Alabama Associated Press Media Editors.

Edwards and his wife, Mekio, are the parents of two daughters.