Ed is a lifelong conservative Republican who spent 40 years working in television news that included three major networks - NBC, CBS and CNN as a Producer before retiring and moving to Dare County. Part of his career was spent in Washington, DC reporting from the White House, covering three Presidents, including Ronald Reagan. Ed traveled often on domestic and international Presidential trips. He also covered Capitol Hill, The State Department and The Pentagon. At CBS he was the Editor of Face the Nation with Lesley Stahl and the Pentagon Editor for The CBS Evening News. Ed traveled the world covering everything from Presidential campaigns to forest fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, acts of terrorism and war. He was with Dan Rather at almost every hurricane Dan covered, including those right here in the Outer Banks.
Ed was always an unbiased, fair and honest journalist and possibly the last conservative Republican to actually work in the Main Stream Media.
He has pledged to never vote to raise your taxes. Instead, he will work hard to reduce taxes by eliminating wasteful spending and promoting growth through a business friendly environment.
Ed has never run for public office. He's not a politician. He's a problem solver.
He first fell in love with the Outer Banks back in 1977 while serving in the U.S. Navy and assigned to lead a Navy Combat Camera crew to film the initial NOAA dives on the wreckage of the USS Monitor off the coast of Cape Hatteras.
Ed and his wife, Beverly live in Avon and worship at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church in Buxton. They have four rescue dogs - Sebastian, Tilly, Izzy and Albert and a recently adopted stray cat named Dallas. Ed and Bev will tell you they did not rescue their pets, their pets rescued them!