Marissa Bailey is the co-anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago weekday morning and midday newscasts.
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. She was named weekday co-anchor, with Erin Kennedy, in June, 2017.
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 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.)