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.
Critics have issues with the wider proposal to reverse violence in Chicago. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says police do make mistakes, but the focus on police wrongdoing is hampering their ability to fight crime.
The first Muslim mayor of London and the first Jewish mayor of Chicago have found a bond that transcends business. CBS 2 Political Editor Derrick Blakley reports.
Senator Mark Kirk’s surgeon released Wednesday a letter to the media in regards to Sen. Kirk’s recovery since his 2012 stroke.
Critics point out there’s no provision for COPA, that will enable it to hire its own, outside lawyers, which would force them to use city attorneys.
The New York Times wrote Friday a headline about murder rates in larger cities, to one’s surprise Chicago was nowhere near the top.
CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley caught up with Stein, a Highland Park native, as she courted voters on Chicago’s West Side.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday offered few specifics about his plan to hire more police officers, but said that alone won’t solve the gun violence crisis that led to the city’s deadliest month in two decades.
Donald Trump traveled Wednesday to Mexico after accepting an invitation by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico.
Some aldermen are concerned there’s no mandated budget level for the new office.
It’s called “Southside with You,” and is based on the pivotal experience between America’s first couple. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-8th), Kirk’s opponent, said his comments about the president were beyond pale.
So, how does going easier on crime help fight it? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley talks with a Republican and Democratic strategist about whether Trump can right the ship.
Who will take on Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in 2018? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports from Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair.
With less than 90 days before the presidential election, GOP Leaders trotted around Wednesday at the Illinois State Fair for Governors Day.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a private foundation to collect corporate donations for fairgrounds improvements.
The Secret Service is reportedly speaking with representatives of Donald Trump’s campaign, following the GOP presidential candidate’s comments that some say were a veiled call for violence against Hillary Clinton.
CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley sat down Stephen Calk, a self-made banker and former Army pilot.
Mayor Emanuel says he’s helped right the city’s financial ship. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with the people who are paying the bill.