Derrick Blakley Biography, Age, Family, CBS 2, Salary, and Net Worth

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Derrick Blakley Biography

Derrick Blakley is an American political reporter who previously worked for CBS 2 Chicago. CBS 2 is the CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Los Angeles, California, United States. It has served as the network’s West Coast flagship outlet. The multiple Emmy Award winner is a Chicago’s South Side native.

Derrick began his career as a news reporter at the Chicago Tribune. He got his start in television news as a reporter at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. He then anchored the weekend morning newscasts and, finally, the weekend evening news.

The five-time Emmy Award winner started as a general assignment reporter at WMAQ-TV. In 2010, he revealed that he was receiving treatment treated for multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer for which he received a stem cell transplant.


He spent 16 years as a news anchor and reporter at NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, and also seven years as a correspondent for CBS News, based in Chicago, London, and Bonn, Germany.

A photo of Derrick Blakley
A photo of Derrick Blakley

Blakely previously served as weekday anchor, weekend anchor, and general assignment reporter at CBS 2. He is now the political reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. On 10th June 2019, Blakely announced that he was retiring after a 41-year career in television news. He further revealed that June 27 2019 was going to be his last day as a political reporter at WBBM-Channel 2 after joining the station in 2003.

Derrick Blakley Age

Blakely was born in 1954-1955. He is about 65 years old as of 2019.

Derrick Blakley Family

Blakely keeps his personal life very private and has not yet disclosed about his family.

Derrick Blakley Education

Blakely attended Hales Franciscan High School where he served on the school’s Board of Trustees. He then earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Northwestern University‚Äôs Medill School of Journalism. He also earned a master’s in communications from the University of Illinois.

Derrick Blakley Salary

The veteran journalist is believed to earn a great amount from his career of over 4 decades though the exact amount is not yet disclosed.

Derrick Blakley Net Worth

Blakely’s net worth is not yet revealed.