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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‘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

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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

A Sikh mission in far north suburban Island Lake was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. (Credit: CBS)

Island Lake Sikh Temple Destroyed By Fire

A far north suburban community was in shock Wednesday morning, after fire destroyed their place of worship.

11/12/2014

The intersection of 41st and Pulaski, where a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who refused orders to drop a knife he had used to slash the tire of a squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Teen On South Side

Chicago police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in the Archer Heights neighborhood Monday night, after he allegedly ignored orders to drop a knife.

10/21/2014

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Mundelein Healthcare Supplier Sees Uptick In Sales Of Ebola Protective Gear

Ebola is front of mind for just about everyone, but especially for a local company. Medline based in Mundelein is seeing an uptick in calls from hospitals looking for protective Ebola gear.

10/15/2014

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Reports Of Lewis’ Condition Raises Awareness About Brain Tumors

A Chicago neurosurgeon says there are some warning signs to keep in mind, when trying to differentiate between a run-of-the-mill headache and something worse. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

10/14/2014

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Social Security May Not Be There For Today’s Young Workers

With Baby Boomers retiring at a faster pace, the Social Security system is rapidly changing. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

09/25/2014

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Prices On Consumer Goods Climbing This Fall

Prices going up this fall on items people buy every day from beef to chocolate. CBS 2’S Marissa Bailey has a fall price forecast.

09/24/2014

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Thieves Steal 30 iPads From North Lawndale School

Thieves made off with more than two dozen iPads after using a small sledhammer to bust off the locks at a North Lawndale school.

09/23/2014

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Diners, Beware: Restaurant Menus May Be Manipulating You

As CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports, there is a surprising science behind the design of menus.

09/18/2014

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Medical ID Theft Can Put Health, Finances In Danger

We all worry about keeping our credit cards safe, but we should be just as concerned about protecting our medical insurance information.

08/20/2014

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Good Samaritan Chases Off Attacker Near Orange Line Station

The attack occurred shortly before 9 a.m. last Wednesday at a parking lot that sits right next to the CTA bus and el stop at 35th and Archer in McKinley Park.

08/05/2014

Sunbathers enjoy what should be the summer's first 90-degree day at North Avenue Beach on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Summer Scorcher Brings Ideal Beach Weather

With temperatures likely reaching 90 degrees for the only the third time this year – and the first time this summer – Tuesday should be a perfect day to hit the beach.

07/22/2014

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Study: Common Cosmetics Contain Harmful Chemicals

Make up is a daily routine for almost every woman in some way, but a new report out Tuesday says some popular makeup and products could contain harmful chemicals.

07/15/2014

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Students Charged With Posting Doctored Images Of Classmates, Staff

The students at Edison Middle School allegedly pasted the faces of classmates and staff members onto graphic images, then posted them on an Instagram account they created.

06/10/2014

Steven Luellen (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Friends, Family Mourn Man Killed In Elgin Crash

It was the wrong place at the wrong time as the simple act of paying a bill would be the last for a Kane County man.

05/28/2014

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