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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.

Jennifer Bishop (courtesy Bishop family)

Lane Bryant Victims Remembered Five Years Later

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talks with the husband and sister of Jennifer Bishop, one of five women fatally shot at a clothing store in Tinley Park on Feb. 2, 2008.

02/01/2013

An armed robber strikes a Skokie beauty salon. (Niles Police)

Hair Salons On Notice After String Of Armed Robberies

The brazen robber has struck 11 in exactly one month, getting a few hundred dollars each time. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

01/28/2013

Adam Landerman (clockwise from top left), Alisa Massaro, Joshua Miner, and Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

New Details Revealed About Joliet Double Murder Suspects

The suspects and victims appear to be friends, and hung out frequently.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

The Munster Police Department's crime -fighting robot. (Credit: CBS)

Munster Police Use Robot To Investigate Deadly Domestic Dispute

Police in Northwest Indiana are questioning a man suspected of beating his estranged wife to death, then holding police at bay outside the home.

01/02/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (CBS)

Chicagoan Is Participating In “#26Acts” Movement To Honor Sandy Hook Victims

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains how some area residents are observing a new movement to “pay it forward” following the Newtown, Conn. shooting.

12/24/2012

Rony Monzon, a freshman at Phoenix Military Academy, saved a friend's life in July 2012 when a gunman shot at them as they sat on a porch in Brighton Park, and he jumped in front of the bullets. Rony has been named a "Chicagoan of the Year" by Chicago Magazine for his heroics. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Named A ‘Chicagoan Of The Year’ After Saving Friend From Gunfire

A teenager who was shot three times saving his friend’s life has been named one of the city’s “Chicagoans of the Year” by Chicago magazine.

CBS 2–12/05/2012

A ranch owned by former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell was seized by federal authorities after she was charged with embezzling more than $53 million from the town. The ranch is now up for sale to help reimburse the city. (Credit: U.S. Marshals Service)

Three Of Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Properties Go Up For Sale

Three pieces of property owned by former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell have gone up for sale, as federal authorities continue auctioning off her possessions to pay back some of the $53 million she embezzled from the town.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the western Illinois town of Dixon, is accused of embezzling $53 million from the town. (Credit: CBS)

Crundwell Admits Embezzling $53M From Dixon Since 1990

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $53 million from the city since 1990, and using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, including a world champion horse breeding business.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Damita Nicholson was killed by a drunken driver, police say. (Courtesy: Rose Nicholson)

Police: Drunken Driver Kills Mother Of 3

CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey talked with Damita Nicholson’s family. They’re grieving for a young mom taken too soon, CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

11/12/2012

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's multi-million dollar home, where she lived while she was allegedly embezzling $53 million from the small town over a 20-year period. (Credit: CBS)

An Exclusive Look At Dixon Comptroller’s Multi-Million Dollar Home

Former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded not guilty in Lee County Court to 60 counts of theft on Wednesday.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell stuffed this Florida home with opulent, custom-made furnishings, authorities say. (CBS)

The Crundwell Mansion, Part 2: Why Did Indicted Dixon Comptroller Build In Florida?

The question remains: Why did Rita Crundwell pick the tiny town of Englewood, Fla. to build her getaway? CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

10/26/2012

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell stuffed this Florida home with opulent, custom-made furnishings, authorities say. (CBS)

Take A Tour Of The Florida Vacation Home Of Dixon’s Indicted Ex-Comptroller

Rita Crundwell siphoned millions from the city of Dixon, authorities say. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports on how some of that money may have been used for a Florida mini-mansion.

10/25/2012

Video Poker machine. (CBS)

Legal Video Gambling Finally A Reality In Illinois

After three years of waiting, legalized video gambling in Illinois has finally begun going live at Illinois bars, restaurants, and other locations.

CBS 2–10/09/2012

Jennifer Livingston (Credit: WKBT)

Wisconsin TV Anchor Fights Back Against Criticism Of Her Weight

It’s the viral video that has everyone talking. A TV news anchor in La Crosse, Wis., turned a hateful letter into something positive for her and millions of other women.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Panera Cares in Lakeview. (CBS)

Safety Concerns Growing After Opening Of Panera Cares In Lakeview

Concern about safety is growing in one Chicago neighborhood and some of the people who live there say a unique restaurant may be to blame.

CBS 2–10/02/2012

The former Ravenswood Hospital is being dismantled and will be replaced by a private school. (CBS)

Ravenswood Hospital Coming Down To Make Way For School

Total cost of the project is $30 million, and construction starts on the new building in about a year and a half, CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

CBS 2–10/01/2012

Horses from former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell's ranch have been sold at auction after they were seized by the federal government to help repay the city part of the $53 million Crundwell allegedly stole over 22 years. (Credit: CBS)

Auction Of Indicted Comptroller’s Horses, Equipment Yields $6.5M

Federal marshals have started running numbers to tally totals from a weekend auction of property owned by former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell, who is accused of embezzling $53 million over the last 22 years.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

MRI images from a breast cancer screening. (Credit: CBS)

Recent Breast Cancer Study Giving New Hope To Doctors, Patients

A recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.

CBS 2–09/24/2012

(CBS File Photo)

Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Taking Bribe In Criminal Case

A Chicago Police officer has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe in connection with a criminal case.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

A school hallway (CBS)

Parents Prepare For First Day Of School, Hoping To Avoid Strike

Tuesday is the first day of school for many Chicago kids, and that means Monday was the day for last-minute school shopping, but parents were also looking ahead to a possible teachers strike starting in one week.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

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