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.
Police are searching for the driver of a car that fatally struck a 5-year-old girl Saturday afternoon in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
After video surfaced showing a uniformed officer sound asleep in a squad car, Mayor Rahm Emanuel cautioned that all police shouldn’t be judged on one incident.
(CBS) — A computer hacker told the FBI he took control of a jetliner’s engines not long after he departed a flight that passed through Chicago. Is he just bragging? Or has he exposed a […]
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports those moms, hoping to use their painful loss, for a higher purpose.
It’s not exactly known as a trade school, but at Northwestern University, a group a Evanston residents are learning about construction while on the job.
The Chicago Teachers Union is incensed over the city’s demand that teachers accept a seven percent pay cut, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel today emphasized he’s fighting a two front battle: not just over a teachers contract, but also over pension relief from Springfield.
Panels are apparently missing from a 1989 mural by famed artist Keith Haring and Chicago public students. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
They are calling it the South Side Soap Box, but the sparkling new Method Products plant is about a whole lot more than just soap.
(CBS) — Three Chicagoans returned home from Nepal Sunday grateful to be alive after a deadly magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the country. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley was at O’Hare Airport Sunday when they arrived. All […]
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.