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 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley explains why tougher rules now in place for passing anything in Springfield may actually be a blessing in disguise.
Healthcare and jobs was the president’s theme Tuesday.
The fired FBI director is expected to tell lawmakers President Trump asked him what could be done to “lift the cloud” of the Russia investigation.
Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner joined Hegewisch small business owners Tuesday in a kind of economic walk of shame.
Just one day after Illinois lawmakers left Springfield without approving a budget, Bruce Rauner’s spirits are still up. But Illinois debt ratings are down – again.
It may have been a small-scale parade and celebration, but it was a big step forward for community pride. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
In a Facebook Live chat, the Republican incumbent publicly divulged his bottom line for completing a budget compromise. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
At least they were Thursday in Porter County, Indiana, where CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley visited.
By the end of June, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois plans to close nine programs, costing 100 people their jobs.
It was a rare joint appearance for the squabbling mayor of Chicago and the governor of Illinois. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.
Democrat Kelly Mazeski’s own health care journey is at the very heart of her campaign, says CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley.
The occasion was to honor Chicago’s fallen officers, but a contract showdown looms. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
After undergoing a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, Durbin has a message for those who want to cut medical research funding.
A number of demonstrations have been planned for May Day in Chicago, to celebrate worker and immigrant rights.
Both sides in the intense political duel issued carefully worded statements about the budget-related meeting today in Springfield.
Dozens of women descended on Springfield on Tuesday to protest Gov. Rauner’s flip-flopped position on abortion.
The forum was former President Barack Obama’s first public event and first public visit to Chicago since leaving the office in January.
Trump signed an executive order requiring the federal government to buy American-made products if at all possible during a visit to Kenosha.
Ray Lopez makes the suggestion in the wake of last weekend’s fiasco in which a paying United passenger was dragged off a plane. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.