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.
Mayor Emanuel says he’s helped right the city’s financial ship. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with the people who are paying the bill.
While President Obama prepares to speak at the DNC tonight, First Lady Michelle Obama is here in Chicago, staying at her home in Kenwood.
A day after 19 people were arrested in downtown Chicago during protests against police killings, a smaller group of activists marched through the Loop Sunday afternoon, and the demonstration ended more calmly this time around.
Both sides of Chicago’s rideshare debate hope a compromise will keep Uber and Lyft cars rolling here. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
New information emerged Tuesday about the personal life of Omar Mateen, including new insight into his sexual orientation.
People love to display flowers this time of year. Others — to steal them. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
As Chicago strives to boost tourism, it faces a growing national reputation for gun-related violence that has gotten out of control.
The vice president, speaking to oncologists gathered in Chicago, discouraged them from pursuing the “cult of the individual.” CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Incumbent Mark Kirk, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth released their first TV ads, and they’re both on the attack.
A Chicago mother says police had no right to shoot and kill her son three years ago, so now she’s suing.
A proposed ordinance is stirring opposition from all sides.
CBS 2 Derrick Blakley reports the long goodbye at O’Hare is getting even longer.
Millions of people around the globe are honoring “May Day.” In Chicago, for some, it means bringing immigration reform to the forefront, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
When does a one-year suspension for police misconduct only take two months? Apparently when you’re a Chicago Police officer.
Jack McCullough, 76, suddenly found himself a free man on Friday, after being convicted of a 1957 murder. CBS 2 caught up with him after his release.
Over the years, Chicago’s infamous potholes have broken bicycle rims, car tire rims, even car axles, but last week, a Lakeview pothole caused an unfortunate Chicago grandmother to break a leg.
Interim Superintendent Eddie Johnson sat down with CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley to talk about his plan for reducing crime, police misconduct and the surprise call from City Hall that put him in charge.
A filing in Dennis Hastert’s hush-money case confirms prosecutors intend to call at least one witness at the former U.S. House speaker’s sentencing, which has been delayed until April 27.
The black elected officials say veteran Deputy Chief Eugene Williams is the man for the job. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at the sky-high money that’s being spent on two races for low-level offices.