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.
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.
On Sunday, residents of Beecher couldn’t believe their eyes: Cowboys on horseback, trying to corral a runaway bull. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The federal gas tax – 18.4 cents a gallon — hasn’t gone up in 20 years, even though construction costs have. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
A young marine from the Chicago area was just starting his career when he was killed in a freak accident during a training flight on an osprey aircraft.
It’s a move that has parents shaking their heads. A kindergartener was being bullied so badly Wisconsin parents asked a court to keep the alleged five-year-old bully boy away.
Allen Sloma says a delayed cancer diagnosis at Hines VA Hospital almost cost him his life. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Inflatable bounce houses are popular for kids’ birthdays and summer block parties, but after one blew away in upstate New York, injuring two young boys, parents are wondering how safe are they?
A man attempted to abduct a 5-year-old girl Saturday afternoon from a backyard in the South Side Brighton Park neighborhood.
Motorola Mobility’s new world headquarters is in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
A top lieutenant of the drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ is being held in Chicago where he faces federal drug charges.
The shootings by white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross outside Kansas City have Chicago’s Jewish leaders reaching out.
Illinois’ new concealed carry law is fueling rising demand at shooting ranges, but a proposal to build a new gun range in Bloomingdale, on Circle Drive north of Lake Street, has triggered opposition from nearby residents.
He’s an NBA legend who built the Bulls into a Chicago sports staple and won an NBA championship after leaving town, but now, Pat Williams is facing a tougher contest: beating a rare blood cancer.