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Marissa Jasek joined the News Channel 3 team in December 2012.

She made her journey up to Hampton Roads from Wilmington, NC where she worked as the lead reporter for WWAY’s 11 p.m. newscast. Marissa would frequently fill-in anchor for Good Morning Carolina and WWAY’s Sunday evening newscast.

Marissa was born and raised in the Lone Star State and graduated from Texas A&M in 2010 with a B.A. in Communication. During her time as a Fightin’ Texas Aggie, Marissa spent her first four years in the pool, competing for the Texas A&M Women’s Swimming team. She was a four-time All-American swimmer and qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials.

While in her senior year, Marissa had her first taste of broadcast journalism when asked to host a Fox Sports segment entitled: Big 12 Showcase Women’s Sports Special.

Marissa is excited to discover all that Hampton Roads has to offer and is always on the lookout for any interesting story ideas!


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    Virginia Beach Police Chief addresses viral forceful arrest video

    Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera spoke Monday on the investigation into the "Use of Force" incident that occurred during the arrest of a 17-year-old during a traffic stop back in January.

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    A man is accused of breaking into his workplace and stealing his own paycheck.

  • AJ Hadsell’s biological father: ‘I just regret not being part of her life’

    Norfolk, Va. – What happened to AJ? Norfolk Police haven’t named a suspect and we still don’t know how 18-year-old Anjelica Hadsell died. Those are questions her biological father wants answered. For the first time we’re hearing from Mel Langer. The pastor and spokesperson for AJ’s family confirmed Langer is her biological father. “I’d like to know, really know who did it,” Langer says. “And hopefully get justice for what happened to her.” Langer lives in Jacksonville, Florida and spoke […]

  • Did Virginia Beach Police try to delete evidence?

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Did Virginia Beach police tamper with evidence? That’s the question NewsChannel 3 asked today with allegations about whether an officer stopped a video that was recording a forceful arrest and whether that officer tried to delete the video from a cell phone. The video was recorded on a cell phone in January during a traffic stop. In the video the officer says he smells marijuana. The officer tells them to get out, but the 17-year-old in […]

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    Virginia Beach Police investigating forceful viral video arrest

    Virginia Beach Police say they are investigating a "Use of Force" incident that occurred during an arrest that was recorded on a cell phone back in January.

  • Base security officer replaced following MA2 Mark Mayo’s death

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  • Tip leads Norfolk police to Isle of Wight in search for AJ Hadsell

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  • Virginia Beach voters returning to paper ballots

    Virginia Beach, Va. – It’s throwback Thursday in Virginia Beach where the city’s registrar is going old school. Voters will soon use paper ballots. The faulty touch screen voting machines are now a thing of the past. “It`s not just new voting machines,” says Beach General Registrar Donna Patterson. “It`s a totally different way of voting.” Going back to paper ballots is something the Resort City hasn`t done since 2005, and it’s a change Patterson says that has been in […]

  • Residents want more done about break ins happening in Norfolk neighborhood

    Norfolk, Va. – NewsChannel 3 obtained home surveillance video shows three men breaking into cars last Wednesday along Vimy Ridge. In the videos, you can see one guy even riding off with a stolen skateboard. The footage is from Sandy Azud`s eight cameras that are mounted outside her home. She bought them to catch criminals like these. “We do take action. This is our city. Why not?” asked Azud. She says police are not taking action. A neighbor called 911 but […]

  • Judge denies bond for father of missing Norfolk teen

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  • Mother of missing Norfolk teen: ‘Leave us alone’

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  • Father of missing Norfolk teen comments on violent criminal history: ‘My past is my past’

    The father of a teenager missing in Norfolk was arrested over the weekend on six felony charges.

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