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The CW's San Diego 6 Broadcaster Mark Bailey

Little-known fact: This TV personality moonlights as a cop.


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San Diego 6 broadcaster Marc Bailey

Working as a part-time police officer sounds like something fictional San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy would do strictly for ratings, but San Diego 6 morning host Marc Bailey does it for real. Two days a week, Bailey leaves the XETV studios in Kearny Mesa to work in El Cajon as a volunteer police officer. “I perform the exact same functions as the other officers,” Bailey says. “In fact, a while back, I was chasing a suspect and jumped a 6-foot fence and banged up my knee. I had to have it reconstructed.” Bailey, 56, a Mount Miguel graduate, worked with the San Diego Police Department between 1979 and 1983, before getting a job at KOGO radio. His journalism career took him all across the country until he moved back home 10 years ago to work at San Diego 6. He doesn’t advertise the fact that he returned to the El Cajon Police Department as a volunteer two years ago. “I don’t want to take recognition away from the law enforcement officers who do it full-time,” Bailey explains. “These are guys who are working for something they believe in without any desire for glory. It’s a privilege to serve with them.” Still, being a local TV personality, Bailey can’t help but be recognized by his fans—even those in the slammer. “Oh yeah,” he laughs. “It’s funny when I’m in jail and the guy in handcuffs says, ‘Hey, you’re Marc Bailey!’”

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