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 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.
City Hall is sending some 400 residential high rises to court and buildings that could face stiff fines for failing to meet a January 1 fire safety deadline.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on Christmas, an Oak Park Walgreens became a procrastinator’s paradise.
Ald. Bob Fioretti commented Monday about the Friday night robbery of Mayor Emanuel’s son outside the family’s North Side home. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at a new law that protects the innocent.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Chicago’s mayoral election is little more than a month away and today, both Mayor Emanuel and one of his major challengers turned their attention to attracting Hispanic voters, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
He’s been celebrated by his church and honored by its faithful, but today, the entire city of Chicago got its turn.
Video shows a real-life Grinch taking packages from some Lincoln Park homes. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has more on a battle that pits civil rights against religious freedom.
Teens will no longer be able to buy smokes in the north suburb. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.