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.)

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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.


Rusty Patched Bumblebee, Found In Illinois, May Become Endangered Species

Thanks to an increase in pesticides and habitat loss, the bee population has decreased over the years.


Should You Wait To Get The Flu Shot? The CDC Says No

Some say seniors should wait to get a flu shot, until it is farther into the season. The CDC recommends people get one as soon as possible.


In Social Media Era, Debate Watchers Will Have Multiple Screens Going

Some people will be multi-tasking, with televisions, computers and smart phones as they interact with others. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Garfield Park Farmers Market Open Through October

Garfield Park Farmers Market Manager Angela Taylor manages those markets, and says they could be an even more plentiful resource to the community.


DuSable Museum Watches Opening Of Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History & Culture

Here in Chicago, many gathered at the DuSable Museum of African American History to watch the reveal, an emotional, yet powerful moment.


ADA Annual Walk Participants Hope To Help Stop Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association will have a Diabetes walk on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at Montrose Harbor, 601 W. Montrose Ave.


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It’s real-time undercover video of an American soldier plotting to commit a terrorist attack on American soil.


Aurora Cousins Sentenced For Terror Plot On Joliet National Guard Base

The cousins from Aurora head to federal prison for plotting to shoot up American soldiers on American soil.


Barkapalooza Benefiting West Suburban Humane Society Planned For Sept. 25

The event will raise money through pledges to take care of dogs until they find a forever home, Mossberger says.


Local Man To Row Across Lake Michigan For Childhood Cancer Research

Jake Beckley of Row4aCure is raising money for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.


Massive House Fire In Long Grove

A house was destroyed Friday night after a massive fire started in north suburban Long Grove.




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