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.
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.
The most recent attack came Wednesday, near Forest Trail Middle School. A man held a knife, motioning for a 13-year-old girl to come toward him. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
A deadly car crash on a family vacation claims three members of a Vernon Hills family. Now, the community is mourning the victims and looking to help the lone survivor, a nine-year-old girl.
He was known as the “Godfather” of Chicago House music. 59-year-old Frankie Knuckles was found dead in his Chicago home Monday.
One of Chicago’s biggest bottlenecks doesn’t occur on the roadways, it’s on the lakefront trail where it passes Navy Pier.
Shedding your hair in solidarity with young cancer patients is the central feature of St. Baldrick’s Day, but two Bridgeport brothers have produced donations for the cause that would put a professional fund raiser to shame.
It happened Thursday afternoon on Randolph near the Chicago River.
Imagine a birth control device that could also protect women against sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. A Northwestern scientist didn’t just imagine it, he created it.
The former Chicago sportscaster took the stand Monday in the murder trial of her father and offered testimony casting doubt on allegations he murdered her mother. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.