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.

New proposed restrictions for carry-on bags. (Credit: CBS)

Airline Travelers Not Happy With Push To Make Carry-On Bags Smaller

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports it is not height and width that is the problem: it’s depth. She talked to some travelers who are not happy about the push.


Jacele Johnson leaves the hospital on Monday. (CBS)

4-Year-Old Wounded In Shooting Leaves Hospital

The 4-year-old South Side girl shot in the head Memorial Day weekend in West Englewood will be discharged from the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital this morning.



Hawks Fans Say Playoff Series Against The Ducks One Of The Most Stressful Yet

Wednesday’s game against the Ducks could be the last one of the season, but fans CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talked to were hearing nothing of it.

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New Chicago Riverwalk Segment Open — Sort Of

The south bank section from Clark to State is now officially open, but what exactly does “open” mean? CBS’s Marissa Bailey reports.


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Dealers Scramble For Air Bag Recall Answers, Service

Chicago is a commuter city–with drivers spending hours on the road each and every week—and now the largest recall in U.S. history will be forcing many of them back to their dealers for repairs.


Researchers at the University of California Davis say a condition in newborn horses called maladjustment syndrome could provide a new link to autism. (Credit: UC Davis)

Study On Newborn Horses Could Provide Clues On Autism In Children

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey takes a closer look at the discovery in this Original Report.


A vacant Dominick's in Woodridge. (Credit: CBS)

Nine Suburbs Team Up To Fill Vacant Dominick’s Stores

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports those suburbs decided they’re stronger together than separate.


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Study: U.S. Ranked Last In Developed World In Deaths From Childbirth

A startling new report shows it’s safer to have a baby in dozens of other countries, including places not necessarily known for cutting edge medicine, like Slovenia, Belarus, and Estonia.


The Opening Ceremony for the Chicago Area Special Olympics.  (Credit: CBS)

Special Olympics Gets Underway With Opening Ceremony At Soldier Field

Thousands with special needs worked for months to get ready for the big event this week.


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Watch: Jeep Escapes From Back Of Tow Truck In River North

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports one driver was so desperate, and seemingly scared, he drove right off the back of a tow truck, and it was all caught on camera.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (R) makes an announcement with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Treasury Department April 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The leaders announced a new effort to align responses from federal law enforcement agencies, state investigators and prosecutors, civil enforcement authorities and the private sector to protect homeowners seeking assistance under the Administration's Making Home Affordable program from people looking to perpetrate predatory schemes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Calls For Law Requiring Colleges To Develop Sex Assault Response Plans

Attorney General Lisa Madigan brought together college administrators, law enforcement and victim’s advocates Monday to discuss sex assaults on college campuses.


Marc Jacobs was in the back seat of a Yellow Cab on the way home from a client dinner when the driver lost control.  (Photo provided by Tomasik Kotin Kasserman)

Yellow Cab Files For Bankruptcy After Getting Hit With $26 Million Verdict

A major cab Chicago cab company filed for bankruptcy overnight, and it all has to do with a recent court case.


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Too Much Time Staring Down At Your Phone Could Be Giving You “Text Neck”

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains what one doctor calls “text neck.”


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Flu Continues To Spread Across State, Country

Almost every state in the country reports high flu numbers. So far, influenza’s killed 21 children this season alone.


A blue ribbon around a tree in Mount Greenwood in support of Chicago Police. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mount Greenwood Residents Put Up Blue Ribbons To Show Support For Police

All across the country, police officers have found themselves under attack. One Chicago woman is taking it upon herself to stop the hate.


Traders wear hats that say 'DOW 18,000' as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 23, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed a landmark by closing above 18,000 points today. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dow Closes At Record High, But What Does It Mean For Economy?

The stock market delivered an early Christmas present, closing above the 18,000 mark for the first time.


Dean Angelo, president of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police. (CBS)

NYPD Killings Generate Concern Among Chicago-Area Law Enforcement

The head of Chicago’s police union has warned members about copycat attacks on officers in the wake of an ambush on two New York cops. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


John and Heather Lebda's fundraising page (GoFundMe)

‘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.


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.


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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.




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