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.
“I can’t get up on Sundays and have to have those conversations all day with my son,” Cliff Hieronymus of Libertyville tells CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
It seems everyone has had something to say about the brutal Ray Rice video. Now, even congress wants to get into the act. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) told CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley developments made their coming inquiry even more necessary.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless you’re a CPS student.
The data breach left some customers understandably shaken. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The future of a 16-year-old boy and his sister from Honduras is unknown after they arrived here illegally to escape violence in their home country.
Police say the investigation into the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams is progressing rapidly.
Friends and family of Shamiya Adams gathered for a vigil on Sunday, the second since the 11-year-old was killed Friday night at a sleepover.
Members of the Polk family explain the gift they’re offering to revamp Navy Pier’s entrance. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Parents and swimmers at Lane Tech High School are demanding answers about the status of their highly successful swim coach.
Even after medical marijuana becomes legal January 1, there still may not be any to buy, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports there’s widespread confidence among vendors and city officials that the kind of violence that rocked Chicago neighborhoods last weekend won’t be seen at Grant Park.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has the story of a local man who risked his life for freedom.
New home construction is finally picking up in Chicago, but so are the prices.
One side calls it a victory for religious freedom — the other, a setback for women’s rights. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The vote means committee members will compel Barbara Shaw to answer questions about the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
CTA investigators are still looking into what caused a Loop “L” train to derail Tuesday.
On Sunday, residents of Beecher couldn’t believe their eyes: Cowboys on horseback, trying to corral a runaway bull. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The federal gas tax – 18.4 cents a gallon — hasn’t gone up in 20 years, even though construction costs have. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
A young marine from the Chicago area was just starting his career when he was killed in a freak accident during a training flight on an osprey aircraft.
It’s a move that has parents shaking their heads. A kindergartener was being bullied so badly Wisconsin parents asked a court to keep the alleged five-year-old bully boy away.