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.
Some 150 young people within the Chicago Housing Authority are going places. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
In Elmhurst, some parents are feeling pain over the cost of going digital.
Steven Nincic took his two daughters to Prairie Fest because they wanted him to win some gold fish at a carnie game. And he did. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Court records for the driver of the ill-fated Gary church bus reveal a long and shocking disregard for basic driving regulations that stretches back almost two decades.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley finds out what’s behind the rule change.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reviewed key points of the bland dashboard video with two law enforcement experts.
Someone is taking shots at a high-rise in River North. Bullets have damaged property and worried residents as police search for the gunman, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports the proposed trolley would run from several new subdivisions to the Route 59 Metra Station, but the alderman who represents the area says not a single resident she’s canvassed wants the trolley.
The numbers are staggering and the engineering nothing short of miraculous. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes us to an old place with a newfound purpose.
Guzman’s escape means the man most responsible Chicago’s violent drug trade is fully back in business once again.
Airline pilots are fighting them, but there is an increasing call for surveillance technology. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a closer look at what happened.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports farmers in Peotone are dealing with soggy crops.
It’s a race against Mother Nature in Coal City as residents there try to clean up as much tornado damage as possible before severe weather rolls in once again.
(CBS) — Leaders in South Carolina are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports it’s been a contentious issue for years, brought to a head […]
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at the smoke signals from cash-strapped Chicago City Hall.
At a time when so many are struggling to pay for college, Kenwood Academy valedictorian Arianna Alexander is a scholarship record-breaker, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
A Northwest Side parish is the first in Chicago that’s moving to renovate an unused convent into apartments for seniors.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports for police and family members, it was the end of a nightmare, wondering if 15-year-old Demarcus Jackson would be found alive.
Union officials believe it was a medical incident–not a mechanical fault or human error–that was behind this week’s deadly CTA rush hour bus crash.