Marissa Bailey

bailey 2016 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.

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2016 Back-To-School Fashion Features Retro Styles

Pam Hamil of Simon Premium Outlets tells us all about this year’s back-to-school fashion.


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Five Notre Dame Football Players Arrested For Marijuana And Handgun Possession

Five men were arrested Friday night in Peru, Ind. for possession of marijuana. Three of the men are also facing a charge for possession of a handgun without a license.

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Man Tried To Abduct Boy, 2, In Bucktown

Residents in Bucktown and Wicker Park are on alert after a man reportedly tried to grab a toddler near a neighborhood park.


Demarco V. Kennedy, 33, was shot dead was sitting at the kitchen table of a home in the 600 block of East 102nd Place on Aug. 9, 2016. (CBS)

Man Shot To Death, Thought To Be ‘Freak Accident’ In Rosemoor

A man was shot to death Tuesday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.


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Travel Agents Scramble For Clients Impacted By Zika Warning

Two counties in the Miami area, health officials say, are the most dangerous in terms of exposure to the Zika virus.



Families Of Police Officers Filled With Dread After Dallas

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey caught up with two family members of Chicago area police officers to talk about what they were feeling Friday.


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Police Coach Baseball In Englewood To Bridge The Gap With Community

Kids playing baseball on a sunny afternoon isn’t news, but what’s happening in Englewood this summer certainly is.


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More Chicago Cops Training To Handle The Mentally Ill

The idea is to give officers skills that may head off the use of force. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


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Parents, Listen Up: Don’t Buy Your Kid A ‘Dory Fish’

Kids are now clamoring to get their hands on their very own absent-minding fish, like the one in the hit movie “Finding Dory.”



Berwyn Tries To Entice Young Chicago Professionals To The Western ‘Burb

Want to buy some property, start a family? Have they got the community for you. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports on the billboard marketing push.


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Downtown Bee Swarm Finds A New Home In Back Of The Yards

A swarm of bees stopped people in their tracks in the Loop on Monday, and today those bees have a new home.


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Bill Would Drastically Change Way ComEd Charges Customers

A bill set to be in front of a state committee Thursday could increase your electricity bill.


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Granddad College Grad, 84, An Inspiration To His Family

And pretty much everyone. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey introduces us to Jerry Pollard of Northbrook.


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Chicago High School Staffer ‘Died Doing What He Loved — Helping People’

Jeffery Komada, a veteran staff member at Taft High School, was helping a stranded family on the Tri-State Tollway when he was killed over the weekend.


Gov. Pat Quinn refused to concede the election Tuesday night, saying he wants all votes counted. (CBS)

Audit Details Mismanagement Of Anti-Violence Program Launched Under Former Gov. Quinn

Former Governor Pat Quinn launched an anti-violence program years ago with taxpayer dollars. Now an audit finds there’s questions about millions of state tax dollars.


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1-Year-Old Girl Wounded In Neck Out Of The Hospital

A one-year-old girl shot in the neck by a stray bullet is back home recovering from her injuries.


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Suburban Woman’s Death Linked To Elizabethkingia Outbreak

A bacterial infection called Elizabethkingia has already claimed 18 lives in Wisconsin. Now the first case confirmed here in Illinois has taken another life, reports CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey.


Officials celebrate the opening of Hoist Liftruck in East Chicago, Ind. (CBS)

Industrial Business Says Goodbye To Illinois, Reopens In Indiana

The president of Hoist Liftruck says he would have saved tens of millions if he had done it years ago. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


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Study: Some 3D Printers Emitting Harmful Particles

3D printers are becoming more common, but, as CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey found out, some experts worry we don’t know enough about them yet and fear they could put our health at risk.


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Exhibit Honoring Fallen Vietnam War Soldiers Finds New Home At Harold Washington Library

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains what went into resurrecting this memorial and why so many more people will now see it.



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