Derrick Blakley is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago.
In June 2003, Blakley returned to CBS after 15 years at NBC 5 Chicago. Previously, he had worked for CBS News for seven years, based in Chicago, London and Bonn, Germany.
Blakley, a five-time Emmy Award winner, started at WMAQ-TV as a general assignment reporter. He later anchored the weekend morning newscasts and, finally, the weekend evening news.
Blakley got his start in television news as a reporter at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. He began his journalism career as a news reporter at the Chicago Tribune.
Blakley, a Chicago native, graduated from Hales Franciscan High School, and now serves on the school’s Board of Trustees. He holds a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Masters in Communications from the University of Illinois.
Pain at the pump? CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley tells us what’s behind the latest spike.
Northwest Indiana’s swat team found its new armored transport on the army’s used car lot and like, a TV infomercial, all they had to pay was the shipping.
Frigid weather is also behind the water woes endured by residents in a Bucktown building. They’ve gone more than two weeks without water.
A local man took his tiger cub out for some fresh air. Authorities swatted him with misdemeanor charges. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.
A blues band claims their performance at a bar in Beverly was cut short because there were “too many black people” in the audience.
Should all truck drivers have to obey the same hourly limits? Including snow plow drivers? CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look in this Original Report.
Sources tell CBS 2 the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has been notified. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley went to find out if drivers are living up to the law.
Some Metra commuters experienced delays of up to two and a half hours on their morning commute, especially on the Milwaukee District Lines.
An apartment fire early New Year’s Day in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood has left 35 people displaced from their homes.
Darius Marshall, 19, turned himself in Monday afternoon at the Cook County courthouse and was transferred to the Dolton Police Department.
The Dominick’s in north suburban Bannockburn will be staying open for about a month. The emptied shelves are now restocked with food for sale at full price.
Health clinics that serve the poor could become an unintended casualty of the Affordable Care Act. Will their patients still turn to the clinic once they have coverage?
Chicago and state police officials are still searching for a serial carjacking and robbery suspect blamed for causing a fatal traffic accident that killed an 11-year-old boy this weekend.
Dozens of dogs were discovered in a small one bedroom apartment in North Chicago.
What may seem like the package-delivery technology of tomorrow has really already arrived. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.
They came to the United States for medical treatment for their son, but a French family is now stranded in Chicago because the airline that brought them here won’t take them back.
Just days after the man who attacked two women with a baseball bat was convicted, Chicago’s Irish-American community is giving thanks and praying for the victims.
The attorneys defending Hiraberto Viramontes took only a day to present their case that someone else attacked Stacy Jurich and Natasha McShane.
The deal in Congress keeps them on the job until at least Jan. 15, when the new budget expires. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with Chicago workers.