Marissa Bailey - Updated Sep 2023

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Marissa Bailey

Marissa Bailey is an American news anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago morning newscast and a general assignment reporter for the station. Marissa Bailey has mentioned on her Twitter bio that she is currently on hiatus. Nevertheless, she is a prominent news anchor and reporter as well as a foodie and sports lover/fan.

Early Life and Childhood

Marissa Bailey was born on 29 October 1981, in Plattsburg, Clinton County, USA. She is 41 years old as of 2023.

Furthermore, there is no information about her family as well as siblings but there is information that both her parents are alive and healthy in her hometown. She holds an American nationality and her zodiac sign is Scorpio.


Moving towards her educational background, she started her journey at Arthur P. Momot Elementary located in Plattsburg, New York.

Then she attended Plattsburg High School and she opened up about her experience with bullying due to her weight.

Later, she completed her bachelor’s in communication studies from Niagara University in 2003 with a minor in criminal justice.

During college, Marissa was a part of the Niagara University Student Government Association all her college years.

Additionally, Marissa was also a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and sometimes wrote for the newspaper on behalf of the communications department.

She also interned at the Niagara University public relations department. Later, Marissa joined Syracuse University, where she did a Master in Broadcast Journalism. This university is located in Syracuse, New York and she joined it in 2005.

Awards and Net Worth 2023

Marissa bagged an award titled “New York State Regional Emmy Award” in the year 2011. Other than this, she hasn’t received any additional awards as well as nominations.

Moving towards her net worth and earnings, her estimated net worth is to be over $1 million and is likely to rise as Marissa is still very active. Furthermore, her salary and income are under review.

Relationship Status

Reflecting on Marissa Bailey’s relationship status, she is a happily married woman. She married Michael Geller on  30 August 2014 and her husband was a producer for WGRZ-TV station.

At present, Michael is an associate at DLA Piper in Chicago. Marissa kept her wedding private and only invited friends and family to the ceremony.

However, she was happy to share wedding pictures after some days of the celebration.

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Caption: Marissa Bailey and her husband Michael Geller with their baby (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, after three years Marissa and her husband were blessed with good news. Marrisa announced that she was pregnant in January 2017. They welcomed their baby boy on 12 April 2017 and named him Beau Alan.

Furthermore, the couple now resides in Downtown Chicago in a three-bedroom apartment located in Lincoln Park. Marissa hasn’t been in any kind of scandal and has maintained a good profile.

Professional Life

Talking about Marissa Bailey’s professional life, she joined WGRZ-TV Channel 2 News right after her graduation.

It is located in Buffalo, New York. More precisely, Marissa started as a weekly reporter and then got promoted to an anchor, later becoming a solo anchor for the 10 p.m. news.

Marissa also worked for the Sunday show “Daybreak Sunday” and her tenure at WGRZ-TV lasted from September 2006 to January 2013.

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Caption: Marissa Bailey on CBS 2 Studio, Chicago news on Saturday (Source: Instagram)

After leaving the previous station, she got a job offer from CBS 2 Chicago, located in Chicago, Illinois.

Similarly, she worked as a CBS General assignment reporter for two months before they promoted her to be an anchor of their weekend morning newscast.

Moreover, she worked three days per week and replaced Lione Moise for the weekday morning news.

Finally, she can be seen on CBS 2 Chicago on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. alongside Erin Kennedy.

Marissa Bailey – Body Measurements

Marissa is a beautiful and independent woman. She has a height of 5 ft 4 in(1.65 meters) and her weight is around 65kgs.

Furthermore, her other body measurements such as chest-waist-hip measurements, etc. are unavailable. However, her hair color is blond and her eye color is brown.

An interesting fact about Marissa is that she loves to travel and taste different kinds of cuisines from around the world and from different cultures.

She loves to watch TV shows like The Office, 60 Minutes, Barefoot Contessa, and other reality shows.

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Caption: Marissa Bailey posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Marissa Bailey – Social Media

Marissa is a social media personality and is active on social media profiles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

She has over 3605 followers on Instagram, 9.4k followers on Twitter, and 4k followers on Facebook.