Popular meteorologist Chris Bradley, 53, died yesterday after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia at his home in Worthington; he was the lead meteorologist for WBNS-TV 10 in Columbus, Ohio. Bradley was diagnosed in March of 2017; since then, he went through several rounds of chemotherapy and other attempts at treatment including clinical drug trials and a stem cell transplant. The weekend before Thanksgiving, Bradley announced that he was transitioning from palliative care to hospice care at home with his family. At that time of his return home, he wrote on Facebook, “Jason and the kids have been so loving and devoted to my care all this time. Truly, we have fought this disease together. Our love for each other is so strong and saying goodbye has been excruciating for all of us.”
Bradley leaves behind a husband, Jason, and two children, Spencer and Maria. He is also survived by his father, Walter Bagot and his wife Martha Lee.
Chris Bradley was an Indianapolis native. He graduated from Indiana University in 1987. He worked at WBNS-TV for the last 12 years where the station said he “was respected for his work and loved for his personality.”
Visitation for close friends and family will be held at King Avenue United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 9 from 2 pm to 5pm. A memorial service for close friends and family will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial gifts be made to:
The Chris Bradley Memorial Fund of The Columbus Foundation
Care of The Columbus Foundation
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205