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 reports the Chicago Archdiocese wasn’t sure the fledgling parish could raise the money to salvage the historic building, but it’s decided to give them a chance.
There is a push to unseat arguably the most powerful politician in Illinois: Speaker of the House Michael Madigan.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports investigators suspect natural gas may be the cause.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has a look at the process.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley explains parents are not happy about news of possible teachers strike again.
Emanuel he says he’s not hiding from the controversy over policing in Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a little work ahead of him, repairing his reputation as a big city leader. He’s in the nation’s capital for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The frigid weather could last for a couple more days, so the Illinois Tollway has stepped up around-the clock protection for drivers.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley spoke with the governor in Springfield Tuesday as he starts his second year in office.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports an eyewitness account of the police shooting that claimed the lives of those two West Garfield Park residents raises new questions about what caused police to open fire.
The time is running out, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Chicago spends way too much filling potholes and not nearly enough preventing them, according to a new audit by the inspector general.
Just one week ago, Anthony Parello received a transplanted liver. His mother’s long-lost friend was the donor. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
A beloved and retired construction worker did something we all do: every day: he simply answered his front door. A gunman shot and killed the elderly man in his Back of the Yards home Sunday morning.
Thursday, hundreds paid their respects to Daniel Capuano at a visitation.
An emotional Mayor Rahm Emanuel lashed out today at the developer who allegedly performed illegal renovation work that led to the death of firefighter Daniel Capuano and we’re learning more about that businessman’s activities in the 10th Ward, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has the latest developments in the controversy over Ronald Johnson’s death.
Spike Lee’s controversial movie “Chi-raq” had its world premiere last night.
The movie opens nationwide December 4.
With both the nation, and the city, on high alert, police are taking no chances on potential terrorist threats.