Derrick Young

derrick young Derrick YoungDerrick Young serves as the Traffic Reporter for the CBS 2 Chicago morning newscast.


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Winner of the 2011 CBS 2 Chicago Traffic Tryouts competition, Derrick Young was awarded a contract and works alongside the CBS 2 morning news team.

As the show’s Traffic Reporter, Derrick provides regular, weekday updates on road conditions throughout the 180 minute newscast.

In addition to working as the CBS 2 Traffic Reporter, Derrick is also a motivational speaker and health coach focusing on building life-skills, character development, fitness and wellness.

Since 1990, Derrick has mentored, coached and trained individuals on a wide range of personal development topics.

Young grew up in the Roseland community and currently lives in the South Loop.

He graduated in 1990 from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Orange construction barrels signify the summer road-repair season. (CBS)

Get Ready For The Headache-Inducing Road Projects Of Summer

CBS 2 traffic reporter Derrick Young takes a look at a few of the biggest projects that will affect your commute.

05/17/2013