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.
Meanwhile, the state’s finances continue to burn, says one government watchdog. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
The political blood feud between the Republican Illinois governor and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, apparently continues. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has the latest on the U.S. Senate race that could help shift the balance of power in Washington.
Friday was the final debate between Republican Sen. Mark Kirk and his Democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth.
The Cubs haven’t won the World Series yet, but there are already calls for a permanent honor to one player – Baez.
It was the result of comments Kirk made in last week’s debate against opponent Tammy Duckworth.
Boudreau was a player-manager on the Indians’ championship team in 1948 and also a longtime Cubs broadcaster.
Some aldermen are plenty peeved that the Cubs withdrew their offer to sell them World Series tickets at face value, after ethics officials objected.
The race between Republican Leslie Munger and Democrat Susana Mendoza is in many ways a grudge match between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Donald Trump made allegations Wednesday night during the final Presidential debate about what really happened with his cancelled Chicago rally.
Neither city nor county officials see voter fraud as being the kind of threat that could tilt an election.
It’s another wrinkle in the ongoing tussle between the state’s two most powerful politicians.
A new television commercial for Sen. Mark Kirk claims opponent Rep. Tammy Duckworth turned her back on abuse of veterans.
The day after the second debate was like the aftermath of a gutter fight.
The goal for each will be to defend their bosses and avoid any giant gaffes.
GOP incumbent Mark Kirk faced off against Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth at the Chicago Tribune editorial board. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
The iconic Chicago newspaper has been known for backing Republican candidates for the White House.
The Democratic presidential nominee was making at least two appearances aimed at raking in some big bucks, a day after Republican Donald Trump was in the area.
Donald Trump made two Chicago-area stops today, greeted by both admiring supporters and hectoring protesters.
Did the first Clinton-Trump debate change any minds?