BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that Cam Edwards, editor of Bearing Arms and host of “Cam & Company,” is the recipient of its Journalist of the Year award.

Edwards, 46, took over at Bearing Arms in July 2019 after 15 years at NRA News, where he also hosted the Cam & Company program and wrote for America’s First Freedom. His career began as a videographer at KTOK in Oklahoma City, and from there he became an investigative reporter, assistant news director and in 1997 transitioned to radio and became the station’s morning drive host.

From Oklahoma he traveled east to work for NRA News and stayed there from 2004 to mid-2019 when he moved over to Bearing Arms, which is part of Townhall Media, and owned by the Salem Media Network.

“This is an incredible honor,” Edwards said. “The Second Amendment community is blessed to have a number of good Second Amendment journalists.”

“Cam Edwards is certainly a leader among a new generation of pro rights journalists,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “He reaches a broad audience both online and on the microphone, telling the other side of the story about firearms, gun rights and the Second Amendment.

“His laid-back style and his skills as a writer and commentator bring his readers and listeners into the story,” Gottlieb continued. “He doesn’t preach, he informs, and that makes all the difference in not simply informing and entertaining people, but in educating them about their fundamental right to keep and bear arms. In an environment where establishment news agencies have been telling the gun rights story from a single perspective, Cam Edwards has repeatedly provided the balance where it has been desperately needed.”