March 19, 2006
Ed Norris, unplugged, sits in a Timonium diner eating a cheeseburger and drinking coffee. He seems talked out, and it's only Monday. Norris looks like a middle-aged cop (with a really nice watch) who just wants to get home to Florida for the weekend to see his wife, watch their 6-year-old son play baseball ("Keep your glove up, Jack"), and maybe have a bourbon and play golf - but not at the same time. Live his life, in other words. Friday is his getaway day. Norris goes home to Tampa, where his family lives while he works weekdays at his Baltimore radio job, The Ed Norris Show on WHFS-FM.
November 18, 2005
The rehabilitation of former Baltimore top cop Edward T. Norris - or of his public image, anyway - continues. Norris, who served seven months in federal prison on corruption charges, made the first of his regular appearances as a commentator yesterday on Baltimore's Fox television affiliate. Norris, who retains his daily, four-hour radio program on WHFS-FM, The Ed Norris Show, Locked and Loaded, was booked by WBFF, Channel 45, to address crime and law enforcement issues on Thursdays between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. in an interview segment titled Fox Undercover with Ed Norris.
July 10, 2002
Storming away from the body of a young man who had been tortured to death, a Baltimore homicide detective vents about a diversion of scarce police resources for a political hack's petty personal matter. "Show me the son of a bitch who can fix this department," he barks, "I'll give back half my overtime [pay]." Those lines were spoken during Sunday night's installment of HBO's The Wire, by an actor named Ed Norris, playing a character named Norris, who just happens, during his day job, to be Baltimore Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris.
July 6, 2010
A familiar voice was heard on WJZ-FM 105.7 The Fan on Tuesday morning when longtime sports anchor Steve Davis joined Ed Norris for the inaugural "Norris and Davis Show," which can be heard weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. Davis, the former sports anchor for Channel 45/WBFF and WBAL radio, provides a knowledgeable sports voice in teaming with Norris, a former Baltimore City police officer who talks politics and all things Baltimore. "I think what people will be able to expect are the things that I've done for 16 years being in Baltimore -- talking sports," Davis said.
December 23, 2010
Restaurateur Cindy Wolf is an expert at keeping a souffle from collapsing, but not a lighter-than-air comedy routine. And Marin Alsop definitely does not encourage improvisation when she is conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. They are just two of the half-dozen local celebrities who will gamely (and, perhaps, foolishly) join members of the nation's most famous comedy troupe on stage in the Head Theater during select performances of " Second City Does Baltimore. " This is the Chicago-based troupe that has launched the careers of such famous funny men and women as Steve Carell, Tina Fey, John Belushi and Stephen Colbert.
August 16, 2005
Former Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris - addressing everything from terrorists to doing time to Jessica Simpson's rear end - made his debut as a radio talk show host yesterday, receiving a warm welcome from callers who, like him, seem to consider any crimes he committed to be in the past. "Enough's enough," Norris said of his guilty plea to federal public corruption and tax charges stemming from his reign as Baltimore's police chief, the six months he spent in prison and the six more he spent on home detention.