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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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    UPS worker reunites with man she saved in Virginia Beach church

    Virginia Beach, Va. – UPS worker Sisha Perea and 84-year-old Marvin Bronson had the opportunity to reunite Tuesday after what some would call a miracle occurred inside of a Virginia Beach church last week. Perea and her husband, also a UPS worker, were delivering a package to Calvary Baptist on Haygood Road when they walked in and saw Bronson bleeding on the ground. Perea didn’t hesitate. She took action and gave Marvin CPR. She credits training from her days in the Coast Guard, training […]

  • Neighbor who shot, killed dog offered pig as apology, Wakefield woman says

    Wakefield, Va.  – Selena Wynne can barely talk about her dog Nikki without tearing up. She says her neighbor, John Launderville, admitted to killing her 10-year-old German Shepherd mix, then burying her on his property. Launderville was arrested for it last week, charged with maiming or killing of animals or fowl and reckless handling of a firearm. The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office says Launderville has livestock and was worried about their safety, but admitted he never saw Nikki bothering his […]

  • Homeless man Neal Shytles takes action to spread holiday cheer

    Norfolk, Va. – A homeless man is taking action to make sure others have some holiday cheer. All Neal Shytles wanted was a family for Thanksgiving. Well, he got that and so much more – his story touched hearts all over the world. It was Neal’s idea to give Christmas goody bags to the hundreds of other homeless men at the Union Mission Shelter. To raise money, he asked a few thousand of his new friends for help. He posted his […]

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    UPS workers save man in Virginia Beach church

    Virginia Beach, Va. – You could say that UPS worker Sisha Perea was in the right place at the right time. “I feel like I did what a normal person, a normal human being should do,” she says. But when she took action to save the life of 84-year-old Marvin Bronson during a delivery, Marvin’s son will tell you it was much more than luck. “I firmly hold it in my heart that God wanted her here and that God […]

  • Back from war: USS George H.W. Bush airmen discuss initial fight against ISIS

    They are the men and women who began the attack against ISIS.

  • Hampton University choir director charged with sexual battery

    The Director of University Choirs at Hampton University has been charged with sexual battery after a student reported an incident that occurred in his office.

  • Should shoppers be concerned about safety at Hampton Roads malls?

    Three women were assaulted while out shopping in just the past few weeks at mall parking lots across Hampton Roads. “It gets darker earlier, you have the holidays and it does concern me,” says Charity Gibson. Earlier this month, police say a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man outside of a Newport News Kohl`s. On Monday in Chesapeake, investigators say a woman was assaulted by this man who followed her outside of a Walmart. These are security images […]

  • Virginia Beach man takes action to find family who lost precious memories

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A Virginia Beach man is taking action to find a family who lost touch with precious memories. He recently found some old photographs hidden in a camera case at a Hampton Roads thrift shop. But with no name or address he`s hoping you may recognize the couple in these pictures. “Well you can tell they`re in love and it looks like they`ve been together for a long time.” A precious moment in time – lost. “They […]

  • NewsChannel 3 takes action to help homeless in Norfolk

    The story of Neal Shytles, the Norfolk homeless man whose only wish was to spend Thanksgiving with a family, has touched the hearts of people all over the country.  However, there are still hundreds of homeless who desperately need help. NewsChannel 3 took action to help the men at the Union Mission shelter in Norfolk Monday night, going on a nearly $600 shopping spree for much-needed blankets and hooded sweatshirts. There are still several other items the Union Mission still needs: -Exercise […]

  • A Thanksgiving wish come true: Family takes in homeless man for holiday dinner

    Norfolk, Va. – When we first met Neal Shytles, he told us he didn’t have good days. “It hurts me to be alone, no family or nobody around,” Neal told us earlier this week. But that all changed after NewsChannel 3 shared his wish to spend Thanksgiving with a family. “It was like bam, bam, bam, one good thing after the other, and I was just so happy you know,” he says. The emails and calls poured in from people […]

  • Crews investigate cause of Chesapeake warehouse fire

    Chesapeake, Va. – Authorities are still working to find out the cause of a fire that destroyed a city warehouse in Chesapeake on Wednesday. Executive Boulevard in Greenbrier was shut down for hours as crews worked to put out the fire. The warehouse belongs to the public works department for the city and had small equipment, paint and fuel inside. A city worker first reported the blaze  just after 3 p.m. About 45 firefighters worked to put the fire out. Nobody was […]

  • Viewers take action in a big way for man looking for family on Thanksgiving

    Viewers are taking action for a homeless man who is looking for a family for Thanksgiving. We received dozens of emails from viewers volunteering to adopt him for the day and more! Other viewers contacted us about helping Neal out. Full Story: Family takes in homeless man for Thanksgiving dinner Neal Shytles has been living at the union mission in Norfolk for more a year. He reached out to NewsChannel 3 to help connect him with someone that would take him […]

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