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.

A woman has "ear seeds" implanted. (CBS)

An Alternative Approach To Relief: Planting ‘Ear Seeds’

They are placed on the ears by licensed acupuncturists, and fans say they’re an easy and drug-free treatment. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


The new home of the Chicago Children's Theatre was once a police station. (CBS)

Former Chicago Police Lockup Becomes New Home To Chicago Children’s Theatre

Two years and $8.5 million later, the once-dated police station is now filled with classrooms and dressing rooms. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


A mail van sits where a driver was robbed Wednesday. (CBS)

Mail Truck Robbed In Park Manor Is Third In 3 Days

The latest incident happened Wednesday morning near the corner of 72nd and Wabash. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


The drug therapy known as PAC-1 is being used for canine cancer patients. (CBS)

Cancer Therapy Shows Promise In Dogs, Human Patients Could Be Next

PAC-1 has shown promising results in animals, but it’s also part of a human clinical study with promising results at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Melissa Iusco reads to her 3-year-old child, Gavin. (CBS)

‘Affordable’ Care Act? Some Obamacare Enrollees Disagree, With Rise In Premiums

The Obama administration has announced double digit-increases in the Affordable Care Act premiums. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talks with a Chicago family that depends on the health insurance.


Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansor shares pumpkin-inspired exercises. | CBS

Fitness Expert Shares Pumpkin-Inspired Workouts

Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour sares pumpkin-inspired workouts.


Born This Way, in its second season on A&E, gives the public a look at what it's like to live with Down's Syndrome. | Courtesy of A&E

October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

The online tool, Gemiini, teaches speech and reading skills to students with special needs.


Three Chicago women riding in an Uber car were killed in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. | CBS

3 Chicago Women Killed In Milwaukee In Uber Car Crash

The three were riding in an Uber Sunday in Milwaukee, when someone ran a red light hitting their car and killing all three women.


In every picture, Mikyla Wren is smiling. You would never know the teen was struggling with depression so bad, she took her own life almost a year ago. | Photo courtesy of the Wren family.

Family Of Mundelein Teen Suing District After 14-Year-Old Killed Herself

The family is not seeking monetary damages, they only want the procedures put in place, and their attorneys fees paid for.



Follow These Football Tailgating Tips For A Fun Season

Football season is in full swing, and because football and tailgating go hand-in-hand, we’ve brought in celebrity party planner Debi Lilly to get you ready for the games.


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4 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Dr. Laura Farrington talks with CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey about risks and gives us four things women need to know about breast cancer.


It's estimated that between 5-25 percent of people experience sleep paralysis in their lifetime. | CBS

Sleep Paralysis: ‘A Really Scary Experience’

What makes it even worse is horrifying hallucinations.


At least two units in a townhome building were destroyed and two others were damaged by an apparent natural gas explosion on Oct. 11, 2016. (Credit: CBS)

Romeoville Natural Gas Explosion Happened To Same Homes 17 Years Ago

On April 30, 1999, a natural gas explosion happened in the same row of houses, from the same natural gas line.


A classroom in Wolcott High. (CBS)

With Clock Ticking, Chicago Parents Brace For Another Teachers Strike

Parents within the Chicago Public Schools system waited to see if there is a repeat Tuesday of the 2012 strike. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.



Do Meal Prep Kits Save You Money?

You like to cook, but hate the meal planning and shopping. Meal prep kits offer recipes and ingredients delivered right to your door.



Rusty Patched Bumblebee, Found In Illinois, May Become Endangered Species

Thanks to an increase in pesticides and habitat loss, the bee population has decreased over the years.


Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Should You Wait To Get The Flu Shot? The CDC Says No

Some say seniors should wait to get a flu shot, until it is farther into the season. The CDC recommends people get one as soon as possible.



In Social Media Era, Debate Watchers Will Have Multiple Screens Going

Some people will be multi-tasking, with televisions, computers and smart phones as they interact with others. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.



Garfield Park Farmers Market Open Through October

Garfield Park Farmers Market Manager Angela Taylor manages those markets, and says they could be an even more plentiful resource to the community.



DuSable Museum Watches Opening Of Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History & Culture

Here in Chicago, many gathered at the DuSable Museum of African American History to watch the reveal, an emotional, yet powerful moment.



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