Derrick Blakley is the political reporter for CBS 2 Chicago.
Since June 2003, Derrick has served as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago, returning to the station 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 past few years she has battled brain cancer.
The Urban League’s board today announced the departure of CEO Shari Runner. Also leaving, runner’s chief of staff, Danielle Parker who was also scheduled to chaperone the China trip.
Pritzker’s camp calls it an act of desperation.
A panel of state lawmakers heard emotional testimonies from two victims in the Chicago Public Schools sex abuse scandal Wednesday.
Illinois’ gubernatorial race reached new lows Tuesday as Gov. Bruce Rauner and challenger J.B. Pritzker battled it out over toilets and taxes.
When Emanuel announced the O’Hare express deal with innovative businessman Elon Musk, he wasn’t just unveiling another hum-drum corporate agreement.
Billionaire developer Elon Musk was in Chicago Thursday. He got the go ahead for his high speed link to O’Hare.
A judge Wednesday blocked a ban on assault weapons that was set to go into effect in north suburban Deerfield today.
A group of conservative republican lawmakers is calling on their democratic opponents to turn their backs on House Speaker Mike Madigan in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is turning to women for damage control, following the latest sexual harassment incident to strike his political machine.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has asked former state representative Ken Dunkin, who’s been implicated in the scandal, to step down from an appointed post that Rauner arranged.
Is the path taken by CPS independent enough?
Tuesday night, the protesters were joined by a surprising ally – former Police Superintendent and Mayoral Candidate Garry McCarthy.
Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and democratic challenger, JB Pritzker, each released new television advertisements Tuesday, doubling down on familiar themes.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was full of bi-partisan praise as he signed the state budget into law Monday.
With summer approaching and the expected rise in street violence, doctors at Stroger Hospital are bracing for an increase in gunshot victims and calling for national action on gun control.
History was made on the Illinois House floor Wednesday as the House passed the Equal Rights Amendment.
The House passed stricter gun-purchasing mandates today while the conclusion of a $38.5 billion spending bill is awaiting a Senate vote.
Thunderous applause erupted in the state capitol Wednesday for the school resource officer who risked his life to stop a shooting at Dixon High School.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel got what he wanted: a green light from the city council to move forward on the 95 million dollar police and fire training academy.