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.
Boudreau was a player-manager on the Indians’ championship team in 1948 and also a longtime Cubs broadcaster.
Some aldermen are plenty peeved that the Cubs withdrew their offer to sell them World Series tickets at face value, after ethics officials objected.
The race between Republican Leslie Munger and Democrat Susana Mendoza is in many ways a grudge match between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Donald Trump made allegations Wednesday night during the final Presidential debate about what really happened with his cancelled Chicago rally.
Neither city nor county officials see voter fraud as being the kind of threat that could tilt an election.
It’s another wrinkle in the ongoing tussle between the state’s two most powerful politicians.
A new television commercial for Sen. Mark Kirk claims opponent Rep. Tammy Duckworth turned her back on abuse of veterans.
The day after the second debate was like the aftermath of a gutter fight.
The goal for each will be to defend their bosses and avoid any giant gaffes.
GOP incumbent Mark Kirk faced off against Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth at the Chicago Tribune editorial board. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
The iconic Chicago newspaper has been known for backing Republican candidates for the White House.
The Democratic presidential nominee was making at least two appearances aimed at raking in some big bucks, a day after Republican Donald Trump was in the area.
Donald Trump made two Chicago-area stops today, greeted by both admiring supporters and hectoring protesters.
Did the first Clinton-Trump debate change any minds?
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.