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.
With three weeks to Election Day and just two days until the gubernatorial debate on CBS 2, both candidates for the state’s highest office are thinking about how to score points in their last face-to-face meeting.
A four-year-old preschooler is the first confirmed victim to die from the virus in the U.S., and he hadn’t shown any symptoms. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on what parents should know.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley the city’s so slow to fill the potholes, 22nd Ward Alderman Rick Munoz is taking matters, and a shovel, into his own hands.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports by the time the two teen vandals saw the surveillance camera, it was too late as the evidence that would lead to their arrest had been recorded.
“I can’t get up on Sundays and have to have those conversations all day with my son,” Cliff Hieronymus of Libertyville tells CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
It seems everyone has had something to say about the brutal Ray Rice video. Now, even congress wants to get into the act. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) told CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley developments made their coming inquiry even more necessary.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless you’re a CPS student.
The data breach left some customers understandably shaken. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The future of a 16-year-old boy and his sister from Honduras is unknown after they arrived here illegally to escape violence in their home country.
Police say the investigation into the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams is progressing rapidly.
Friends and family of Shamiya Adams gathered for a vigil on Sunday, the second since the 11-year-old was killed Friday night at a sleepover.
Members of the Polk family explain the gift they’re offering to revamp Navy Pier’s entrance. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Parents and swimmers at Lane Tech High School are demanding answers about the status of their highly successful swim coach.
Even after medical marijuana becomes legal January 1, there still may not be any to buy, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports there’s widespread confidence among vendors and city officials that the kind of violence that rocked Chicago neighborhoods last weekend won’t be seen at Grant Park.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has the story of a local man who risked his life for freedom.
New home construction is finally picking up in Chicago, but so are the prices.
One side calls it a victory for religious freedom — the other, a setback for women’s rights. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The vote means committee members will compel Barbara Shaw to answer questions about the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
CTA investigators are still looking into what caused a Loop “L” train to derail Tuesday.