Derrick Young serves as the Traffic Reporter for the CBS 2 Chicago morning newscast.
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.
Seventeen years ago, Henry McGhee began a program to help people turn their lives around, and today it is still going strong. CBS 2’s Derrick Young reports.
Eighth grader Joseph Gorman has a nose for news and loves being a part of the working press.
A recent study found nearly half of Americans don’t know how to perform CPR, and even fewer know the hands-only method.
If you could take a serious situation and turn it into a lesson for students, would you? That’s exactly what one man is doing, using his experiences with traffic stops to help young men.
More than a dozen 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from the South Side and south suburbs recently got the trip of a lifetime.
Alex Levesque uses vintage car restoration to show troubled young people — often with previous gang ties — a path away from violence.
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.
CBS 2 traffic reporter Derrick Young takes a look at a few of the biggest projects that will affect your commute.