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.

A participant of Automotive Mentoring Group. (CBS)

Mentoring Program Steers Chicago Youth Toward Auto-Restoration Careers

Alex Levesque uses vintage car restoration to show troubled young people — often with previous gang ties — a path away from violence.


D. Anthony Evans (CBS)

Chicago-Area Man Fights Cancer By ‘Training To Live’

D. Anthony Evans may never be in the clear. That’s not stopping him from living well and helping others, CBS 2’s Derrick Young reports.


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.


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