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.
The projects will employ 1,000 people. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
But Illinois electors gave the nod to Hillary Clinton, who carried the state. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
The president also lamented he couldn’t do more to stop the killing in Syria. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
The governor signed a law providing state IDs for inmates as they leave prison, to ease their transition to life on the outside. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
The Republican winged his way back to Wisconsin to say thanks to a state that helped carry him to the White House. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
For years, the shelter at the People’s Church in Uptown provided reliable refuge for homeless men. Now, it’s getting ready to close. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
The stolen animal is a tiny Shih Tzu, 10 weeks old. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is launching a recount effort in three key states.
Architect Frank Gehry — designer of Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion — also was in this year’s latest calss of Medal of Freedom recipients.
The Medal of Freedom recipient’s answer might surprise you. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley talks with the Chicago legend.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has scored a major victory in his battle with the biggest union of state employees.
Meanwhile, the state’s finances continue to burn, says one government watchdog. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
The political blood feud between the Republican Illinois governor and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, apparently continues. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has the latest on the U.S. Senate race that could help shift the balance of power in Washington.
Friday was the final debate between Republican Sen. Mark Kirk and his Democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth.
The Cubs haven’t won the World Series yet, but there are already calls for a permanent honor to one player – Baez.
It was the result of comments Kirk made in last week’s debate against opponent Tammy Duckworth.
Boudreau was a player-manager on the Indians’ championship team in 1948 and also a longtime Cubs broadcaster.
Some aldermen are plenty peeved that the Cubs withdrew their offer to sell them World Series tickets at face value, after ethics officials objected.
The race between Republican Leslie Munger and Democrat Susana Mendoza is in many ways a grudge match between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.