BELLEVUE, WA – Recognizing his contributions to solid reporting on gun rights and Second Amendment issues, the Second Amendment Foundation has named Cam Edwards, editor and writer at Bearing Arms.com as the “Journalist of the Year” for 2023.
This is the second time Edwards has been honored with this SAF award.
Edwards, who grew up in Oklahoma and worked there in radio broadcasting, has covered Second Amendment issues for nearly two decades. Edwards now resides in Virginia with his family, where he worked for the National Rifle Association for 15 years and hosted the “Cam & Company” radio show prior to taking over as editor at Bearing Arms.com in July 2019. He is co-author of ‘Heavy Lifting: Grow Up, Get a Job, Start a Family and Other Manly Advice,” published in 2015.
His media career began as a videographer at KTOK in Oklahoma City, moving into investigative journalism and then working as an assistant news director. He transitioned to radio and became the station’s morning drive time host. In 2004, Edwards headed east to begin his work at NRA News.
In addition to his work in broadcast and print journalism, Edwards serves on the board of directors for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
“Cam Edwards has definitely made his mark in journalism,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “He doesn’t simply reach out to a broad audience, he connects with them in a way that leaves them informed and entertained, enlightened and energized. He provides a much needed look at the ‘other side’ of any story about firearms and the Second Amendment. He has been a pioneer in Second Amendment journalism, and we are delighted to recognize his contributions.”