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.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked with the Alsip company that provided the so-called “party bus” to two dozen Oswego East High School students.
It was supposed to revolutionize hip replacements. Instead, an artificial hip produced by Stryker Medical Devices caused pain and hardship for scores of patients.
John Malone, 20, was riding in an SUV with three others about 60 miles south of Chicago on Interstate 65, when the vehicle blew a tire and spun out of control.
In McCook, work crews began the job of shoring up a fire-damaged factory after an explosion last night tore through a metals grinding plant, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakely.
The courageous Logan Square shopkeeper who fought off a pair of armed robbers with a baseball bat said Tuesday he bears no ill will toward the men who shot him and tried to rob him.
At most charters, teachers are non-union. Now, labor is making a push to unionize teachers at one of Chicago’s biggest charter networks, reports CBS 2′s Derrick Blakely.
A national guardsman from the Northwest Side returned home Thursday to a warm welcome from neighbors, and surprised smiles from his kids, after serving his country around the world, including two Middle East wars.
Three fires in a week, all within a few blocks of each other, all of them arson CBS 2′S Derrick Blakley says investigators in Hammond are looking into the pattern, trying to discover who set the fires and why.
Fredrick Goings was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the 2009 murders of the ex-girlfriend of former Bulls star Eddy Curry and their infant daughter.
Move or get evicted. That’s the choice for dozens of residents in a West Side building.
CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley explains why.
They’re less than five blocks apart; two Chicago public schools, each more empty than full. Now, one has been marked for closing, stirring controversy in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
It was a brazen, daylight home break-in that triggered a large-scale search for two burglary suspects, who also damaged a police squad car.
CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley looks at a real-estate trend: luxury rentals.
This week, a small South Korean girl will be returned to her native country, after her adoptive parents lost a legal fight to keep her. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley explains.
Some say money bought her the race. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakely crunched the numbers on how much each vote cost the candidate.
There’s one last day of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary for the 2nd Congressional District special election.
It’s the final weekend of campaigning in the crowded 2nd Congressional Primary Election.
The primary election for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 2nd Congressional District seat is next Tuesday and some of the candidates meet Monday for a debate.
Jim McClelland’s company has bought more than 1,000 foreclosed houses, renovated them and rented them out to new tenants.
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