Edwin Harold Newman (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) was an American newscaster, journalist and author.
Newman was born on January 25, 1919 in New York City to Myron and Rose (née Parker) Newman. His older brother was M. W. Newman, a longtime reporter for the Chicago Daily News. Newman married Rigel Grell on August 14, 1944. They had one daughter, Nancy, who was born on October 6, 1945.
After graduating from George Washington High School, Newman attended the University of Wisconsin, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 1940. He was also on the staff of The Daily Cardinal. He briefly did graduate studies in American government at Louisiana State University prior to entering the journalism profession.