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.

Chicago Riverwalk

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.

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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

A vacant Dominick's in Woodridge. (Credit: CBS)

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

The Opening Ceremony for the Chicago Area Special Olympics.  (Credit: CBS)

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

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (R) makes an announcement with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Treasury Department April 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The leaders announced a new effort to align responses from federal law enforcement agencies, state investigators and prosecutors, civil enforcement authorities and the private sector to protect homeowners seeking assistance under the Administration's Making Home Affordable program from people looking to perpetrate predatory schemes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Calls For Law Requiring Colleges To Develop Sex Assault Response Plans

Attorney General Lisa Madigan brought together college administrators, law enforcement and victim’s advocates Monday to discuss sex assaults on college campuses.

03/23/2015

Marc Jacobs was in the back seat of a Yellow Cab on the way home from a client dinner when the driver lost control.  (Photo provided by Tomasik Kotin Kasserman)

Yellow Cab Files For Bankruptcy After Getting Hit With $26 Million Verdict

A major cab Chicago cab company filed for bankruptcy overnight, and it all has to do with a recent court case.

03/18/2015

Teenagers Using Smartphones

Too Much Time Staring Down At Your Phone Could Be Giving You “Text Neck”

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains what one doctor calls “text neck.”

02/04/2015

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Flu Continues To Spread Across State, Country

Almost every state in the country reports high flu numbers. So far, influenza’s killed 21 children this season alone.

01/05/2015

A blue ribbon around a tree in Mount Greenwood in support of Chicago Police. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mount Greenwood Residents Put Up Blue Ribbons To Show Support For Police

All across the country, police officers have found themselves under attack. One Chicago woman is taking it upon herself to stop the hate.

12/30/2014

Traders wear hats that say 'DOW 18,000' as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 23, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed a landmark by closing above 18,000 points today. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dow Closes At Record High, But What Does It Mean For Economy?

The stock market delivered an early Christmas present, closing above the 18,000 mark for the first time.

12/23/2014

Dean Angelo, president of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police. (CBS)

NYPD Killings Generate Concern Among Chicago-Area Law Enforcement

The head of Chicago’s police union has warned members about copycat attacks on officers in the wake of an ambush on two New York cops. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

12/22/2014

John and Heather Lebda's fundraising page (GoFundMe)

‘Crowdfunding’ An Easier Way For Some To Ask For Money

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has more on how the trend is working well for some local people and how it’s easier than just asking outright for a handout.

12/15/2014

Isaiah Rider with his mother Michelle.

Judge Rules Teen At Center Of Custody Battle Was Victim Of Child Medical Abuse

It is a case of a mother’s wishes for her very ill son and a doctor’s concern and fear. On Monday, a judge intervened on the heartbreaking story that stretches from Kansas City to Chicago.

12/15/2014

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Dogs Helping Kids Learn To Read At 13 Chicago Public Schools

Books, computers, and even apps can help your children learn to read, but at 13 Chicago Public Schools, young students are becoming better readers thanks to dogs.

12/09/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Report Outlines Changes Needed To Prevent Disruptions Like Aurora Facility Fire

A new FAA report out today details changes needed to update dated FAA technology and procedures.

11/24/2014

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Darien Police Step Up Patrols After String Of Robberies

Burglars have targeted a small area in a DuPage County town and police are asking for the public’s help to track them down.

11/19/2014

Reading glasses are held over the first printed edition of the book 'Origin of Species' (1859) by Charles Darwin at London's Natural History Musuem, 08 June 2006. (SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Need Reading Glasses? Maybe Not For Long

As CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains, a new cutting-edge procedure could eliminate the need for reading glasses altogether and it could be available soon.

11/13/2014

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