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.
Leaders here say a state of emergency exists on the streets, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
A new study with a local connection shows a test accurately identifies many women with early-stage cancer who can safely skip chemotherapy. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Catholics all around the nation are welcoming Pope Francis to America. However, some conservative Catholics are concerned that parts of his message aren’t exactly traditional.
Through the magic of the Internet, Pope Francis communicated with students from Christo Rey High School. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The family that runs Kwick Shop Liquor has owned the convenience store for 2 ½ years, and said there has never been a robbery attempt before.
Archbishop Blase Cupich is wearing the vestments of his office for the first time.
Authorities in Wood Dale apparently did not have a written storm evacuation plan before high winds led to a deadly tent collapse at a summer festival, new documents show.
Prosecutors say he spent a lot of the money awarded to him on trying to get his old gang back together.
Images captured moments before a suburban man was killed when a tent collapsed during a storm have left his widow questioning the action of police officers on the scene.
What started as a hashtag has become a movement. Now, there’s mounting evidence that the Black Lives Matter campaign is making a major impact on whites.
Some 150 young people within the Chicago Housing Authority are going places. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
In Elmhurst, some parents are feeling pain over the cost of going digital.
Steven Nincic took his two daughters to Prairie Fest because they wanted him to win some gold fish at a carnie game. And he did. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Court records for the driver of the ill-fated Gary church bus reveal a long and shocking disregard for basic driving regulations that stretches back almost two decades.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley finds out what’s behind the rule change.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reviewed key points of the bland dashboard video with two law enforcement experts.
Someone is taking shots at a high-rise in River North. Bullets have damaged property and worried residents as police search for the gunman, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports the proposed trolley would run from several new subdivisions to the Route 59 Metra Station, but the alderman who represents the area says not a single resident she’s canvassed wants the trolley.
The numbers are staggering and the engineering nothing short of miraculous. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes us to an old place with a newfound purpose.
Guzman’s escape means the man most responsible Chicago’s violent drug trade is fully back in business once again.