He has been the business editor of the Observer-Reporter since 1995, and in that position, is responsible for daily coverage of business stories in Western Pennsylvania, reporting on business and economic trends in the manufacturing, retail, high technology and financial sectors.
"My mission has always been to find the news value in the story of a start-up or successful entrepreneurial business," says Bradwell.
Bradwell's column on business topics is one of the most read and comprehensive items in the newspaper. His daily business page is rich with information from the local and wire services on stories of interest to the business community.
A strong supporter of the SBA, Bradwell has consistently found ways to provide information about the U.S. Small Business Administration and its programs to his readers. He has worked diligently to highlight and focus attention on the progress and contributions of small business.
"If I need any proof that small business is the backbone of employment here and throughout the country," Bradwell says, "I need only to look at the number of companies in our coverage area that started out with one or two people but evolved into something much bigger."