Marissa Bailey

bailey 2016 Marissa BaileyMarissa 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

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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 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.)

Urban Garden Initiative Lends A Fresh Start To Cook County Inmates

A Cook County program for jail inmates is infusing a positive habit in prisoners that also adds a boost to Chicago’s restaurant industry. 


‘Maniac’ Chicago Police Dog Rozi Is An ‘Adorable’ Social Media Darling

A Chicago police K-9 has become an Instagram star. Rozi, a bomb-sniffing police dog, has more than 2,600 followers.


Wheeling High Hopes To Help Lure Amazon

A suburban high school thinks it can help provide highly trained workers if the “HQ2” lands here.


Sleep Quality May Be Linked With Alzheimer’s

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains how doctors in Chicago are working on a potential solution.


Thrift Stores: Cheap, But Kind Of Chic

People are not hitting resale shops solely for bargains, although that’s certainly a factor. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Food Offerings At Guaranteed Rate Field Include ‘Wok-Off’ Noodles, 75 Craft Beers

Ahead of Opening Day, CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey gives us a peek at some of the culinary offerings on the South Side.


St. Charles Man Honored For Saving Woman During Domestic Attack

Steve Spurling and his wife were walking their pet last May when they approached a house in their neighborhood. Something wasn’t right.


Building The Winning March Madness Bracket

CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm offers tips on improving your tournament picks.


Rush University Study To Explore Alzheimer’s Disease In Latinos

Studies show Latinos may be at higher risk of developing dementia over other ethnicities, but are less likely to get medical help for it.


New Retinal Device May Give Hope To The Blind

Bob Selby, 55, was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa, diagnosed in his 20s and completely blind by 35. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has his story.


Chicago Area Woman Wins Custody Battle For Bag Of Moon Dust

Neil Armstrong collected the rocks and dust during the U.S.’s first manned lunar landing. Nancy Lee Carlson bought the artifact in a government auction, but NASA balked at giving it to her.


For The Sleep-Deprived, Can A Song Be The Cure?

Some insist the 8-minute composition “Weightless” by Marconi Union has a calming effect that induces sleep. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Middle-School Program With An Adult Focus: Avoiding Unhealthy Relationships

Inside a seventh-grade classroom at Evergreen Middle School, main subjects are on hold while kids learn about healthy relationships and warning signs of unhealthy ones.


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Men

A complete look at Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men.


‘Celebgate’ Hacker Sentenced To Nine Months In Prison

Edward J. Majerczyk, 29, admitted last fall that he hacked into the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of more than 300 people, including at least 30 celebrities.


An Alternative Approach To Relief: Planting ‘Ear Seeds’

They are placed on the ears by licensed acupuncturists, and fans say they’re an easy and drug-free treatment. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Former Chicago Police Lockup Becomes New Home To Chicago Children’s Theatre

Two years and $8.5 million later, the once-dated police station is now filled with classrooms and dressing rooms. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Mail Truck Robbed In Park Manor Is Third In 3 Days

The latest incident happened Wednesday morning near the corner of 72nd and Wabash. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Cancer Therapy Shows Promise In Dogs, Human Patients Could Be Next

PAC-1 has shown promising results in animals, but it’s also part of a human clinical study with promising results at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


‘Affordable’ Care Act? Some Obamacare Enrollees Disagree, With Rise In Premiums

The Obama administration has announced double digit-increases in the Affordable Care Act premiums. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talks with a Chicago family that depends on the health insurance.


Fitness Expert Shares Pumpkin-Inspired Workouts

Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour sares pumpkin-inspired workouts.


October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

The online tool, Gemiini, teaches speech and reading skills to students with special needs.


3 Chicago Women Killed In Milwaukee In Uber Car Crash

The three were riding in an Uber Sunday in Milwaukee, when someone ran a red light hitting their car and killing all three women.


Family Of Mundelein Teen Suing District After 14-Year-Old Killed Herself

The family is not seeking monetary damages, they only want the procedures put in place, and their attorneys fees paid for.


Follow These Football Tailgating Tips For A Fun Season

Football season is in full swing, and because football and tailgating go hand-in-hand, we’ve brought in celebrity party planner Debi Lilly to get you ready for the games.


4 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Dr. Laura Farrington talks with CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey about risks and gives us four things women need to know about breast cancer.


Sleep Paralysis: ‘A Really Scary Experience’

What makes it even worse is horrifying hallucinations.


Romeoville Natural Gas Explosion Happened To Same Homes 17 Years Ago

On April 30, 1999, a natural gas explosion happened in the same row of houses, from the same natural gas line.


With Clock Ticking, Chicago Parents Brace For Another Teachers Strike

Parents within the Chicago Public Schools system waited to see if there is a repeat Tuesday of the 2012 strike. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Do Meal Prep Kits Save You Money?

You like to cook, but hate the meal planning and shopping. Meal prep kits offer recipes and ingredients delivered right to your door.