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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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Mobile Medical Van Brings Check-Ups To Students

William Noble, a sixth-grader at Lavizzo Elementary School, didn’t have to go far for a physical exam — just a few steps outside. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

03/31/2014

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Is It Ill-Advised For Doctors To Google Their Patients?

A new ethical discussion comes into play in the Internet age. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

03/06/2014

Fatima Anwar is literally allergic to winter. (CBS)

Hate Winter? Some People Are Literally Allergic To It

For some, as CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports, the cold can be life-threatening.

02/10/2014

Blue Island Police Sgt. Schultz used a stun gun on Donald Flores, the victim of a hit-and-run crash in 2012. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Island Cop Uses Stun Gun On Accident Victim

CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey talks with a south suburban man who claims a sergeant overreacted; a follow-up investigation never occurred.

02/03/2014

Office dress code illustration (CBS)

Expert: Racy Workplace Attire Can Stall Careers

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains how your wardrobe may be impacting your ability to get ahead.

12/16/2013

A Vine video (CBS)

Chicago-Area Millennials Flourishing On The Vine

People use the app Vine to make six-second videos. While that may sound strange, CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports that people of a certain young age can’t get enough.

12/06/2013

Handy wipes are convenient, but can harm plumbing and sewers. (CBS)

Convenient Wipe Products Can Wreak Havoc On Plumbing, Sewers

Household wipes and baby wipes sure are convenient to use, but as CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports, they are a real problem for sewage systems.

11/08/2013

Sunscreen pills Murad, Heliocare and Sun Assure. (Credit: CBS)

Can Taking A Pill Replace Sunscreen?

You may have come across ads for sunscreen pills and wondered if they work. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey takes a closer look at some sunscreen pills and what doctors say about them.

07/08/2013

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Feeling Sick? You Might Be Dehydrated

If you feel headachey and tired or maybe you’re gaining some weight, your problem could be water…or a lack of it.

CBS 2–06/27/2013

Photo Of Microscope And Test Tube (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Court Ruling On DNA Swabs Worries Local Privacy Advocates

The court ruled it is ok to take a DNA mouth swab from a person simply while under arrest to see if they could be connected to unsolved crimes.

06/03/2013

The former Children's Memorial Hospital site. (CBS)

One Year Later, Little Movement To Redevelop Old Children’s Hospital Site

But the prime Lincoln Park real estate where the hospital once stood still sits vacant, with redevelopment plans far from complete. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

05/16/2013

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11-Year-Old Struck By Train Returns To School

Dominic Syzmanski amazingly lost only a foot and a few toes on the other foot when he was hit by a train two months ago. Tuesday, he surprised his entire school during an afternoon assembly.

05/14/2013

Should the Internet make the B&B Hall Of Fame? (WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds Noisy Co-Workers To Be Biggest Workplace Distraction

A new survey out this week found that the biggest distraction at work is noisy coworkers. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey has more on what noises people find most distracting and why noise — actually helps one local company.

05/13/2013

A newborn baby boy's body was found in this soft-shell cooler on a conveyor belt at a Chicago Ridge recycling plant on May 1, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Ridge Police)

Dead Newborn Found Inside Cooler At Recycling Plant

Workers at a recycling plant in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge found a dead newborn boy inside a cooler on a conveyor belt early Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2013

A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

Flood Waters, Warmer Temps Could Bring More Mosquitoes

The cooler spring so far means mosquito season has been delayed, but with the recent floods and warming temperatures, your back yard could soon be a haven for the buzzing, bloodsucking pests.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

Liese Ricketts. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Woman Robbed In Peru And Lives To Tell Her Story

Liese Ricketts was debuting a Peruvian artwork collection in Arequipa, Peru back in March when she hailed a cab with a friend and was attacked by 4 masked men.

04/10/2013

Burr Elementary. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Off To Cold Start To Spring

If you walked outside, you wouldn’t believe today is the first day of spring. But there it is, right on the calendar, March 20. Spring has sprung.

03/20/2013

Amanda Bach, 19, went missing on Sept. 15, 2011. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Dustin McCowan Convicted Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend Amanda Bach

19-year-old Amanda Bach was shot and killed two years ago. Now a jury convicted her ex-boyfriend Dustin McCowan of murder.

02/27/2013

Some parents, different size; examples of genetically enhanced salmon versus regular. (CBS)

Genetically Modified Salmon May Surface Soon In The Marketplace

Do consumers have the right to know whether the salmon they’re buying at the supermarket has been genetically engineered? CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

02/11/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Former Dixon Comptroller Should Get Maximum 20-Year Sentence

During the course of questioning, Rita Crundwell told investigators she took $10 million, a court filing says. But in her plea deal she admitted to stealing more than $53 million over a 22-year period.

02/11/2013

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