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.

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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.


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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.


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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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Chicago Woman Starts Non-Profit To Build Teen Girls’ Self-Esteem

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey introduces us to the woman using clothes and confidence to inspire teen girls.


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Stevie Wonder’s Comments Spark Conversation About Access For People With Disabilities

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey spoke with one organization that says we have a long way to go.


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Some Tips On Scoring Tickets To A Hot Show

It won’t be easy, but CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey looks at ways that might work.


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What’s In Your Wine? You Might Be Surprised

Ever hear of Velcorin? CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains.


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Thieves Targeting Hair Salons In Lake County

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talked with investigators about the break-ins and what business owners and neighbors need to know.


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Zika Virus A Growing Concern For Overseas Travelers

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talked to a Chicago travel agent whose phones are ringing off the hook.


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Expert Says Powerball Office Pools Good For Workplace Camaraderie

Many of the people buying Powerball tickets for the record $1.5 billion jackpot are taking part in office pools. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports they are hoping today was their last day of work.



White House Embracing Digital Platforms For State Of The Union Address

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports in his final State of the Union address, President Obama is taking it up a notch when it comes to social media. The White House is now on a platform called “genius” with the goal to reach Americans of all ages.


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Sign For New River North Building Boasts “Attractive Residents”

There is no shortage of new construction in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, but one new high-rise seems to be particularly pickier than the others.


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Online Company Sells Used Cosmetics For A Discount, But Is There A Health Risk?

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports the website Glambot buys specific high-end brands for people who want to sell their makeup and then sells them for a discount.


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Can Taking A Pill Make You Smarter?

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports some people think they’ve found it.



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