William M. "Bill" Brady, a CBS News director for more than thirty years, and a long-time director of "Sunday Morning," died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in New York. He was 65.
A graduate of Queens College in New York, Brady rose from a mailroom job at CBS to become one of the network's most accomplished news directors. For more than 30 years Brady directed such CBS News programs as "America Tonight," "The Early Show," "Eye to Eye," "48 Hours," "Public Eye," "Street Stories," and many special reports, as well as episodes of the series "Survivor."
From 1998-2011, Brady directed broadcasts of "Sunday Morning."
"In the universe of television, Bill Brady was, well, a cowboy," said "Sunday Morning" executive producer Rand Morrison. "He made live television an adventure. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes scary ... oftentimes fun.
"He was invaluable in helping us turn the corner from the early days and create a more mainstream 'Sunday Morning' broadcast."
Pictured: Bill Brady shooting at Millennium Park in Chicago, 2007.
At Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif., in 2010: "Sunday Morning" director Bill Brady (far right), with executive producer Rand Morrison, host Charles Osgood, senior broadcast producer Estelle Popkin, and producer Ed Forgotson, Jr.
Director Bill Brady on a location shoot for "Sunday Morning" at the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., 2006. With producer Ed Forgotson, Jr. and senior broadcast producer Estelle Popkin.
William "Bill" Brady, director of CBS' "Sunday Morning" (1998-2011).