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.
Donald Trump traveled Wednesday to Mexico after accepting an invitation by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico.
Some aldermen are concerned there’s no mandated budget level for the new office.
It’s called “Southside with You,” and is based on the pivotal experience between America’s first couple. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-8th), Kirk’s opponent, said his comments about the president were beyond pale.
So, how does going easier on crime help fight it? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley talks with a Republican and Democratic strategist about whether Trump can right the ship.
Who will take on Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in 2018? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports from Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair.
With less than 90 days before the presidential election, GOP Leaders trotted around Wednesday at the Illinois State Fair for Governors Day.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a private foundation to collect corporate donations for fairgrounds improvements.
The Secret Service is reportedly speaking with representatives of Donald Trump’s campaign, following the GOP presidential candidate’s comments that some say were a veiled call for violence against Hillary Clinton.
CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley sat down Stephen Calk, a self-made banker and former Army pilot.
Mayor Emanuel says he’s helped right the city’s financial ship. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with the people who are paying the bill.
While President Obama prepares to speak at the DNC tonight, First Lady Michelle Obama is here in Chicago, staying at her home in Kenwood.
A day after 19 people were arrested in downtown Chicago during protests against police killings, a smaller group of activists marched through the Loop Sunday afternoon, and the demonstration ended more calmly this time around.
Both sides of Chicago’s rideshare debate hope a compromise will keep Uber and Lyft cars rolling here. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
New information emerged Tuesday about the personal life of Omar Mateen, including new insight into his sexual orientation.
People love to display flowers this time of year. Others — to steal them. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
As Chicago strives to boost tourism, it faces a growing national reputation for gun-related violence that has gotten out of control.
The vice president, speaking to oncologists gathered in Chicago, discouraged them from pursuing the “cult of the individual.” CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Incumbent Mark Kirk, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth released their first TV ads, and they’re both on the attack.