• Marissa Bailey is a CBS News anchor born on October 29th, 1981 in Clinton County, Plattsburg, New York USA.
• She holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a master's in Broadcast Journalism from Niagara University and Syracuse University, respectively.
• Marissa married Michael Geller in 2014 and had a son, Beau Geller, in 2017.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million and is active on several social media platforms.
• Marissa enjoys travelling and trying different cuisines, as well as watching TV shows such as The Office and Barefoot Contessa.


Who is Marissa Bailey?

Marissa was born in Clinton County, Plattsburg, New York USA, on 29 October 1981, so under the zodiac sign of Cancer and holding American nationality, and is popular for being a CBS news anchor.

Early life and education

Marissa doesn’t talk much about her early life or her family,and never mentions siblings which make people believe that she is an only child, however, she recently posted a picture on her Instagram account with her 10 years younger sister.

Marissa went to Arthur P. Momot Elementary School, and as soon as she matriculated from the Plattsburg High School, she enrolled at Niagara University and got her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in criminal justice in 2003. She was very active during her years at Niagara. as she was part of the Student Government Association during all her four years there, and later became the program director – she was also a member of the popular Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. It seems as that wasn’t enough for her, so she decided to write for the communications department newspaper, and was an intern in the public relations department at the University. She continued her education at Syracuse University, and finished her master’s studies in Broadcast Journalism in 2006, after which she began working as an anchor and reporter.

Problems in her elementary school

Marissa had some problems during the years she spent at Arthur P. Momot Elementary school due to her weight – she did not look as good as she does today. Children at school bullied her because she was overweight, which made Marissa want to change and have a healthy lifestyle. She used to do all kinds of things just to keep herself busy, and loved to listen to music and ride her bicycle – it took her a while but she managed to lose weight during her high school years and get to where she is today.

Marissa Bailey


Marissa launched her career in September 2006 when she began working for WGRZ-TV station as their anchor and reporter in the “Daybreak Sunday” show – winning a New York State Regional Emmy in 2011 – and stayed with them until January 2012 when she got a job offer from CBS Chicago.

She worked as a CBS general assignment reporter for two months before they promoted her to be an anchor of their weekend morning newscasts. She worked three days per week, and can now be seen on CBS 2 Chicago on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Although not a lot of people know about it, Marissa made a small appearance in the “Manhandlers” action comedy movie in 2012, about two men who are in desperately in need of cash to start their own business.

Personal life

There are no rumors whatsoever regarding Marissa’s love life, as she is apparently a happily married woman – her husband’s name is Michael Geller, who was a producer for WGRZ-TV station. They exchanged their vows on 3 September 2014 in front of their family and their closest friends., and welcomed a child on 12 April 2017, naming their little boy Beau Geller. Because both of them are working and they always lack time, they decided to send Beau to daycare. They are currently living in a three bedroom flat in Lincoln Park, Chicago which they bought for $714,000 in 2017. Their family also has a fourth member – their big Goldendoodle dog called Cubby.

The couple’s flat

Marissa and Michael’s flat is on the top floor of a four-story building which was constructed in 2005 in the Wrightwood Neighbors neighborhood. It has two bathrooms, a private elevator entrance, a private entrance to the roof, an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, floors made of hardwood, very high ceiling, gas fireplace and a master bath which is equipped with heated floors and a spa. Even though the initial price was $700,000, it was sold for more than expected.

Michael Geller

Although there is not much known about Marissa’s husband, his LinkedIn profile says that he graduated from Ithaca College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in TV production. He began working as an intern for “The O’Reilly Factor” Fox News Channel in 200, and KNBC-TV in 2005, after which he became a producer at WGRZ-TV station.

In July 2008, Michael quit his job on TV to enroll at the University of Michigan Law School because of his interest in law – it took him two years to become a Doctor of Law in 2011. He went on to work as a Judicial Intern, while also working for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. In January 2012, he became an Associate at DLA Piper, and has been working with them ever since.

Likes and hobbies

If you can say that travelling is a hobby, than that’s Marissa’s favorite hobby – one of the reasons behind that is that she loves to try cuisines of different cultures and nations. Her favorite TV shows are said to be “The Office” and “Barefoot Contessa”, while she also enjoys watching reality TV shows. She claims to have grown up listening to Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, U2, Tupac, and Madonna.

Appearance and net worth

Marissa is currently 37 years old, has long blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5ft 5in (1.65m) tall and weighs around 145lb (66kg). She doesn’t have any tattoos and is not a big fan of them.

According to authoritative sources, Marissa’s current net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, and is likely to rise as Marissa is still very active – it is said that the average salary of an anchor in the US is around $100,000 per year.

Social media presence

Marissa is quite active on several social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in September 2008, and has so far amassed nearly 10,000 followers and tweeted almost 17,000 times. Her Instagram account is followed by more than 3,500 people while she’s posted around 750 pictures – she has a Facebook page as well, which is followed by nearly 4,000 fans.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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