Marissa Bailey

bailey Marissa BaileyMarissa Bailey is the weekend anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago morning newscasts and a general assignment reporter for the station.

Marissa joined the station in March 2012 as a reporter and was promoted to anchor the station’s Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts which began in September 2012.

Marissa comes to CBS 2 Chicago from WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y., where she had been the solo anchor for the 10 p.m. myTV network broadcasts and a general assignment reporter for the 11 p.m. newscasts since 2006.

Marissa, who was nominated for a New York State Regional Emmy in 2011, is also credited with launching the station’s first Sunday newscast – Daybreak Sunday – in January 2008 where she was the single anchor of a 6:30 a.m.-8 a.m. weekend broadcast which featured hard news, live interviews and extended special coverage of weekend news


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Marissa earned a MS in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University in 2006 and a BA in Communications from Niagara University in 2003. She earned her first on-air job while in graduate school when she served as the Washington D.C. correspondent for KOLR 10 News based in Springfield, Mo., in 2006.

Marissa lives in downtown Chicago.

Flibanserin. (Credit: CBS)

Recently Approved Women’s Libido Drug Not For Everyone, Doctors Say

A little pink pill could change the sex lives of millions of women. On Tuesday, the FDA approved Flibanserin, created to help increase a woman’s libido.

08/19/2015

Hoist Liftruck is leaving Chicago for Indiana. (CBS)

For One Chicago Business, Illinois Became Too Inhospitable

Hoist Liftruck is moving to Indiana. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains why.

08/17/2015

Racing pigeons in  Andy Szflarski’s backyard coop. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Lawn Racing Pigeon Blown Off Course By Storm Nursed Back To Health By Indiana Family

(CBS) — You think a marathon sounds hard? Try a 200 mile race in a raging thunderstorm. It’s easy to understand how an Oak Lawn racing pigeon named #7 was blown off course. He was […]

08/12/2015

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Chicago Police Expand Bike Patrols Citywide

Hundreds of fancy new bicycles equipped with sirens and lights are on the streets of Chicago today.

08/04/2015

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How Clean Is The Water In Your Pool?

The Centers for Disease Control says reports of illnesses associated with swimming are increasing. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has details on what to watch out for.

07/29/2015

Boogie the dog. (Credit: CBS)

Did Doggie Do? Or Did Uber Try To Pull A Fast One?

How could little Boogie cause so much trouble?

07/22/2015

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Discount Website Offering ‘Wedding In A Box’

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports it’s a new online deal that has some local brides saying “I do.”

07/15/2015

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Melissa Calusinski ‘Ready To Come Home,’ Father Says

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey sat down with Melissa Calusinski’s father who says today’s developments restore his faith in the justice system.

07/08/2015

A device measuring the electromagnetism produced by a smartphone. (Credit: CBS)

Are Wi-Fi Signals Making You Sick?

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talks with a woman who suffers from something called electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

07/01/2015

Keith Hartley holding his seven-month-old Isaac with his wife Kari. (Credit: CBS)

Cubs Fan Describes Catching Foul Ball With One Hand And Holding Baby In Other

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey caught up with Keith Hartley himself today to get his take.

06/24/2015

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Airline Travelers Not Happy With Push To Make Carry-On Bags Smaller

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports it is not height and width that is the problem: it’s depth. She talked to some travelers who are not happy about the push.

06/10/2015

Jacele Johnson leaves the hospital on Monday. (CBS)

4-Year-Old Wounded In Shooting Leaves Hospital

The 4-year-old South Side girl shot in the head Memorial Day weekend in West Englewood will be discharged from the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital this morning.

06/01/2015

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Hawks Fans Say Playoff Series Against The Ducks One Of The Most Stressful Yet

Wednesday’s game against the Ducks could be the last one of the season, but fans CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talked to were hearing nothing of it.

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New Chicago Riverwalk Segment Open — Sort Of

The south bank section from Clark to State is now officially open, but what exactly does “open” mean? CBS’s Marissa Bailey reports.

05/25/2015

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Dealers Scramble For Air Bag Recall Answers, Service

Chicago is a commuter city–with drivers spending hours on the road each and every week—and now the largest recall in U.S. history will be forcing many of them back to their dealers for repairs.

05/20/2015

Researchers at the University of California Davis say a condition in newborn horses called maladjustment syndrome could provide a new link to autism. (Credit: UC Davis)

Study On Newborn Horses Could Provide Clues On Autism In Children

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey takes a closer look at the discovery in this Original Report.

05/19/2015

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Nine Suburbs Team Up To Fill Vacant Dominick’s Stores

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports those suburbs decided they’re stronger together than separate.

05/12/2015

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Study: U.S. Ranked Last In Developed World In Deaths From Childbirth

A startling new report shows it’s safer to have a baby in dozens of other countries, including places not necessarily known for cutting edge medicine, like Slovenia, Belarus, and Estonia.

05/05/2015

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Special Olympics Gets Underway With Opening Ceremony At Soldier Field

Thousands with special needs worked for months to get ready for the big event this week.

05/04/2015

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Watch: Jeep Escapes From Back Of Tow Truck In River North

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports one driver was so desperate, and seemingly scared, he drove right off the back of a tow truck, and it was all caught on camera.

03/30/2015

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