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’s Derrick Blakley talks with parishioners and clergy members about the late cardinal.
Chicago schools chief Barbara Byrd Bennett has a relationship with SUPES Academy and its founder, Gary Solomon, that goes back many years. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley explains why they’re not exactly welcome.
What does ALS patient Derek Hogg have to lose? Nothing, he tells CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
Last march, Lincoln Park’s Erin Kerewich, mother of two, felt a lump in her breast. It wasn’t cancer, but shortly thereafter, she got news that gave her a lump in her throat.
A 20-year-old Joliet woman was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon while riding in a car that had three young children inside.
Ramp closures started Tuesday night for a 16-month construction project fixing the Jane Byrne Interchange.
After Bulls guard Derrick Rose’s latest knee injury, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports shock and disbelief pretty much sums up the reaction from most Bulls fans.
The heads of South Side Little Leagues have largely remained silent. Until now. One president speaks out for the first time to CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
Jeb Bush hasn’t officially declared for president, but you wouldn’t know it from his speech today at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports no one’s ever said the streets around Riverside-Brookfield High School are paved with gold, but school officials are hoping to change that.
A Streamwood teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a girl, thanks to a skill he had but never thought he’d ever use.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports Chicago cops will be testing body cams clipped to an officers uniform and also point of view cameras clipped an officer’s glasses or head gear.
The winner of Friday’s Mega Million’s $270 million jackpot has not yet come forward after the winning ticket, 26-32-44-45-58, was sold at a gas station in Glendale Heights.
Good cop just doing his job or a rogue police officer responsible for the death of a 95-year-old man? The question will be answered in a Markham courtroom.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked with the police heroes a day after they sprang into action.
With most school systems shut down on late notice, Chicago area parents looking to occupy their kids scrambled for options.
He is the youngest of six and now the leader of Gary’s Catholic community.
Maximus Edward Maise arrived at one minute past midnight and may be the first Chicago-area baby to be born. But stories like that played out across the region, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports safety is definitely being emphasized at Navy Pier, along with all the celebrating.