Crane has been reporting on radio and television since 1979. He joined the CBS Radio Network in 1982 where, for 18 years, he anchored hourly newscasts as well as the World News Roundup and Special Reports. He went on to be a reporter and anchor for CBS Marketwatch and has worked as an anchor of the CBS News TV broadcast Up to the Minute. Crane has reported for WCBS-TV, New York and anchored for WCBS-AM, New York.
Prior to coming to CBS, Crane worked for WBBM, Chicago. His career began at WIFR-TV, Rockford, Illinois. He is a recipient of the Chicago Headline Club Award and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Ed Crane is now in his 5th year as the co-host of The KFBK Morning News, the most listened to morning radio program in Sacramento. Each weekday Ed also writes and delivers the popular feature "Crane's Corner", an insightful look at current news and the people who are making it.
Ed's rich journalism background is complemented by some interesting and fun acting credits, including the role of Newscaster #6 in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington, and Interviewer in the 2006 movie The Hoax with Richard Gere.
Ed is an avid golfer and a huge wine enthusiast. He lives in suburban Sacramento with his wife Barbara, their 13-year-old son PJ, and their Labrador Retriever Sandy and chihuahua Bunker.
It's 2012 and we like to think we live in a much more enlightened time than say 1964, when we needed The Voting Rights Act and other landmark legislation to provide equal rights to all Americans, regardless of "race, creed or color". Race is simply not an issue to many people, but to the mainstream media, it's the 800 pound gorilla that just walked into the room. The media just can't help but keep score. Of course, ANY racial faux pas on the part of republicans in general and conservatives in particular is duly noted by left leaning bloggers and reporters, but those with a finely tuned sense of racial outrage are even picking up signals of racial no-no's from darlings of the left. That was Robert De Niro, at an Obama fundraiser of all places, cracking wise about the race of Michelle Obama and wondering--tongue in cheek "if America is ready for a White First Lady".
Now that liberal stalwart Tom Hanks has had is own dust up with the race issue: