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.
Incumbent Mark Kirk, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth released their first TV ads, and they’re both on the attack.
A Chicago mother says police had no right to shoot and kill her son three years ago, so now she’s suing.
A proposed ordinance is stirring opposition from all sides.
CBS 2 Derrick Blakley reports the long goodbye at O’Hare is getting even longer.
Millions of people around the globe are honoring “May Day.” In Chicago, for some, it means bringing immigration reform to the forefront, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
When does a one-year suspension for police misconduct only take two months? Apparently when you’re a Chicago Police officer.
Jack McCullough, 76, suddenly found himself a free man on Friday, after being convicted of a 1957 murder. CBS 2 caught up with him after his release.
Over the years, Chicago’s infamous potholes have broken bicycle rims, car tire rims, even car axles, but last week, a Lakeview pothole caused an unfortunate Chicago grandmother to break a leg.
Interim Superintendent Eddie Johnson sat down with CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley to talk about his plan for reducing crime, police misconduct and the surprise call from City Hall that put him in charge.
A filing in Dennis Hastert’s hush-money case confirms prosecutors intend to call at least one witness at the former U.S. House speaker’s sentencing, which has been delayed until April 27.
The black elected officials say veteran Deputy Chief Eugene Williams is the man for the job. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at the sky-high money that’s being spent on two races for low-level offices.
Yes, they exist. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley introduces us to some of them.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports at St. Sabina, it was a virtual lovefest between a controversial pastor and the leader of the archdiocese.
Neither man nor beast is being spared as south suburban University Park copes with severe budget problems.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports the Chicago Archdiocese wasn’t sure the fledgling parish could raise the money to salvage the historic building, but it’s decided to give them a chance.
There is a push to unseat arguably the most powerful politician in Illinois: Speaker of the House Michael Madigan.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports investigators suspect natural gas may be the cause.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has a look at the process.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley explains parents are not happy about news of possible teachers strike again.