Marissa Bailey is the co-anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago weekday morning and 11 a.m. newscasts.
Marissa joined the station in March 2012 as a general assignment reporter. She was promoted to weekend morning anchor in September 2012. She was named weekday co-anchor in June, 2017.
In her time as a general assignment reporter, Marissa covered multiple stories in and around Chicago including the extensive coverage of the Dixon, Ill., comptroller who stole 53 million dollars from the city, the Joe Gliniewicz case in Fox Lake, and multiple political stories, among other things.
She was standing (20 weeks pregnant) at Clark and Addison when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016. She covered the Boston Marathon Bombing in April 2013 and heard the gunshots from police as they took down on of the suspects, suspect, just 3 blocks from her location.
Marissa came to CBS 2 Chicago from WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y., where she was 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 was nominated for multiple Emmys throughout her career and won an Emmy for anchoring breaking news coverage during the Washington, Ill., tornadoes in November, 2013.
Marissa was born in Elmira, N.Y. and grew up in Syracuse, N.Y. She earned a BA in Communications from Niagara University in 2003 and a MS in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University in 2006.
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 is a proud and avid supporter of NAMI Chicago and the work they do to help break down the stigmas associated with mental health.
Marissa lives in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood with her husband, Michael, son. Beau. and mini Goldendoodle pup named Cubby. (Cubby is not named after the Chicago Cubs despite the fact that he was born the year the Cubs won the World Series. His name comes from him looking like a little bear cub when he was a puppy.)