Marissa 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
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.
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.
The brazen robber has struck 11 in exactly one month, getting a few hundred dollars each time. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.
The suspects and victims appear to be friends, and hung out frequently.
Police in Northwest Indiana are questioning a man suspected of beating his estranged wife to death, then holding police at bay outside the home.
CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains how some area residents are observing a new movement to “pay it forward” following the Newtown, Conn. shooting.
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.
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.
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 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.
Former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded not guilty in Lee County Court to 60 counts of theft on Wednesday.
The question remains: Why did Rita Crundwell pick the tiny town of Englewood, Fla. to build her getaway? CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.
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.
After three years of waiting, legalized video gambling in Illinois has finally begun going live at Illinois bars, restaurants, and other locations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.
A Chicago Police officer has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe in connection with a criminal case.
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.