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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!


Recent Articles
  • Virginia Beach dog mauled to death, owners want justice

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A family dog was mauled to death. “They attacked him, they hunted him and they killed him,” Telia Dunlap says. Telia and her daughter Alexis Dunlap say their four-year-old Shih Tzu named Polo, was viciously killed by their neighbor’s dogs. “It was three dogs that attacked him,” Alexis says. “It would`ve been different if it was one. He couldn`t get away. They just mauled him.” It happened over the weekend at their home on Ole Town […]

  • 82-year-old woman says home caretaker stole bank card: “She went crazy with that card”

    Suffolk, Va. – 82-year-old Doretha Ricks trusted her in-home caretaker with her life, but that trust was broken when Suffolk Police say 31-year-old Lynette Riddick stole her debit card, racking up more than $1,100 in purchases. Investigators arrested Riddick Tuesday. “She went crazy with that card,” Doretha says. In just five days, Doretha says Riddick used her card nearly thirty times,  spending the most on a trip to Walmart, but also hitting up fast food restaurants, gas stations, beauty supply […]

  • “Putting ‘em in a coffin” prank causes outrage in Hampton Roads

    Chesapeake, Va. – “Putting ‘em in a coffin.” It’s a phrase describing a prank in which kids jump back-first onto cars, trying to emulate a coffin. A viewer emailed NewsChannel 3, telling us it happened to him on Monday night. “I don’t even think he looked. He just went like this and jumped on it! And I thought it was going to leave a dent, but it just kind of popped back into place.” It’s called “Putting ‘em in a […]

  • Hampton woman has car stolen, takes action to save future victims

    This Hampton woman is not shy about telling us how she felt when her car was stolen from her driveway while she was home a few weeks ago.

  • The gun debate heats up in Richmond

    Richmond, Va. – Thousands from across the Commonwealth showed up in Richmond today to support both sides of the gun debate. Lev Huntington, who is with the Virginia Citizens Defense League, drove up for the annual lobby day with his dog Suzy. “Suzy has gone to Washington DC to meet with our legislators with me, she`s gone to Richmond. This is her second year in Richmond,” says Huntington. One man came with his AR 15 to show support. Gun owners […]

  • Taking a selfie could get this guy charged

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Dawn Choudhury has dozens of selfies on her phone. “It was constant selfies and just crazy selfies,” she says. But the people in the selfies were not taken by her, or even anyone she knows. They appeared on her new iPhone a few weeks after her old one was stolen. Virginia Beach Police released two pictures of the selfie-taker and thief they’re looking for. They’re hoping you can take action and help find this man. “It […]

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    Man shot, killed after firing rifle at Chesapeake Police officers

    A man was shot by police and later died after he allegedly used a rifle to fire towards officers as they responded to a call about an attempted suicide on Wednesday night.

  • Several vehicles broken into at apartment complex near Virginia Beach Town Center

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Cloth, tarps and plastic now cover car windows that were smashed in by thieves at an apartment complex near Town Center. Virginia Beach Police say at least five vehicles were broken into overnight at the Cambria at Cornerstone apartments off Bonney Road. “I was thinking dear goodness,” says Kim Miller, who lives at the complex. “What if somebody was still out here.” “When I drove in I saw broken glass on the street but thought nothing […]

  • Neal Shytles raises more money to help warm other homeless during winter

    Norfolk, Va. – Neal Shytles is at it again. As a homeless man in Norfolk, Neal knows better than most just how far a helping hand can go. Back in November, Neal came to NewsChannel 3 to help him find a family to spend the holidays with. He got that wish and so much more. Ever since, members of the Facebook group created for him “Cards For Neal Shytles,” have been reaching out not only to Neal, but to homeless […]

  • Disabled woman on thief who stole her walker: ‘I feel sorry for her’

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Diane Starns admits she’s not the quickest mover. “My thinking is slow, my walking is slow, everything about me is slow,” she says. Since a car accident decades ago left her disabled, along with her femur recently broken after a fall, Starns uses a walker to get around. She’s since had it replaced,  but last month Beach Police say a woman stole the 67-year-old’s only means of getting around. “I couldn`t believe it,” Starns says. “I […]

  • NewsChannel 3 honors Virginia Beach UPS workers who saved elderly man’s life at church

    Last month, Rob and Sisha were delivering a package to Calvary Baptist Church where 84-year-old Marvin Bronson served as a deacon. At that same moment, Marvin collapsed; his heart had stopped. Sisha didn’t hesitate. She took action and gave CPR.

  • Good News: Family photos inside traded Xbox game returned

    A Newport News woman got an unexpected holiday gift when precious photos that she thought were lost forever were returned.

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