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.
Mayor Emanuel nimbly snuffed out an aldermanic revolt over his spending priorities, almost as soon as it began.
Mayor Emanuel wants to plant trees and upgrade parks. But some aldermen insist that cash must go to fighting crime.
They came to America from 15 different nations, but 25 immigrants are now American citizens.
Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what steps he’d accept to end the state’s nearly two-year budget stalemate, telling lawmakers he’s open to raising taxes on services such as car repairs or haircuts but not on food, medicine or retirement income.
On Valentine’s Day, homecare workers and those they care for call Rauner heartless for insisting on reforms that for two years have held up a budget.
Public safety and transportation came up as Chicago’s mayor met with presidential aides Monday in Washington. CBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
A new University of Chicago report says Trump’s seven nation travel ban attacks a problem that doesn’t exist.
108 new cops have graduated and are about to hit Chicago streets, and Supt. Johnson has more faith in them than some Cleveland preacher.
The Peoria location became an increasing liability for Caterpillar’s globe-trotting executives.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger supported a review of vetting, but criticized the confusion the order caused.
Chicago civic leaders at the City Club disputed President Trump’s implication that Afghanistan was less violent than Chicago.
In his first press briefing, President Trump’s Press Secretary defended his claim that record numbers watched the inauguration
The BGA’s Andy Shaw says key Illinois Republicans, like businessman—and fundraiser—Ron Gidwitz and some members of Congress are close to President Trump.
As part of the peaceful transition of power, once-bitter rivals and fierce critics were in the crowd, including Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Downstate Congressman Adam Kinzinger knows that with Republicans in charge of Congress and the White House, it’s a whole new ballgame.
The release of the DOJ report is the latest chapter in a firestorm around CPD that once seemed to threaten Rahm Emanuel’s political career.
In his first news conference since July, Trump denied that Russia obtained compromising personal and financial information about him.
Obama plans to reaffirm in his farewell address his belief that change only happens when “ordinary people get involved, get engaged and come together to demand it.”
Illinois Democrats were thanking the president for his last big gift to Chicago, a $1 billion grant for CTA train tracks and stations.
With the Illinois General Assembly back in session next week, the governor sat down with CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley.