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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
  • Newport News City Line apartment complex floods, many evacuate homes

    Newport News, Va. – It was a long and wet day for those who live in the City Line Apartments in Newport News. “Oh it was scary,” says Nicola Carmichael, who lives at the complex. “When I saw the rain and the water start rising, I said `OK, let me start lifting things up.” The parking lot off Mytilene Drive filled up with water, forcing many from their homes and others scrambling to get their vehicles to higher ground. Newport […]

  • Driver accused of killing foreign exchange student in Corolla: “I pray every day for his family”

    Deputies say Peter Luke hit and killed 21-year-old Asen Zahariev last Monday night along NC Highway 12 in the Outer Banks. The morning after the accident, state troopers say 37-year-old Luke came to work and said he hit a deer in that same area of NC 12. He told investigators that he did get out and look but didn`t see anything. Luke was later arrested and while in custody in the back of the patrol car, troopers say he told […]

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    Man accused in deadly hit and run accident claims he thought he hit a deer

    Corolla, NC – A driver is now behind bars after officials say he hit and killed a man in Corolla and left the scene. The victim was a 21-year-old foreign exchange student from Bulgaria who was staying in the area. Police say he was walking north on Highway 12 when he was hit. He has been identified as Afen Zahariev. Officials believe this accident occurred at around 11 p.m. on Monday night. A newspaper delivery driver discovered Zahariev’s body the […]

  • Virginia Beach elementary student stuck on hot bus after malfunction: ‘Everybody was scared’

    Virginia Beach, Va. – It was a first day of school that ended with a scary and sweltering bus ride home. Dozens of College Park Elementary School students were stranded Tuesday, stuck on their bus, parents say for up to an hour. “Everybody was scared, everybody started screaming and I was just scared,” says Asaad Powell, a fifth grader at College Park Elementary School. “He couldn’t even tell me how his first day of school went because he was frustrated […]

  • Man drowns in backyard pool in Suffolk

    Suffolk, Va. – Just hours before his tragic death, 44-year-old Calvin Hogan posed for a picture. Hogan drowned Sunday night in a friend’s backyard pool. For Heather Moffitt, her friend’s tragic death still hasn’t set in. “Why`d he have to leave,” Moffitt says. “He still had so much he wanted to do. He was like a brother to me, an uncle to my kids and a best friend to my husband.” Moffitt says they were having an end of summer […]

  • Navy takes action to track Atlantic storms, keep troops safe

    As Hampton Roads sailors deploy into the Atlantic, Navy forecasters and meteorologists anticipate how severe weather could impact their ship’s every move. “We like to say that we have the home field advantage when we go overseas on the away games,” says Captain Raymond Delgado, Commanding Officer of the Navy’s Fleet Weather Center. The sailors of the Navy’s Fleet Weather Center on Naval Station Norfolk are the military’s first line of defense against major storms like Cristobal. The storm may […]

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    Strong rip currents, red flags at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Outer Banks

    Virginia Beach, Va. – The red flags are up today at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and the Outer Banks. HIGH #RipCurrent risk throughout the park, creating very dangerous surf conditions. Ocean swimming today is just a bad idea. #RedFlagDay — Cape Hatteras NS (@CapeHatterasNPS) August 26, 2014 Thanks to Hurricane Cristobal, it looks like the red flags will most likely continue to stay up throughout the week. Crews from the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service go out each morning at 7:30 […]

  • USS George H.W. Bush sailor: ‘It is very exciting to be a part of something like this’

    Navy Petty Officer Kevin McEachin has a lot on his plate. The 23-year-old sailor is on his first deployment aboard the Norfolk-based USS Carrier George H.W. Bush.

  • Virginia Marine Police diver describes what it’s like to recover body of missing swimmer

    Imagine total darkness. You’re alone in an alien-underwater world, crawling, feeling blindly for a body. It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. Steve York is a diver for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. He helps recover the bodies of missing swimmers and boaters. “I think all officers have bad dreams, but it’s just a part of it,” he says. “You know, some of the sights we see, they’re horrible sights.” It’s a job not many can stomach. “It`s kind of […]

  • Elizabeth River whale likely died from blunt force trauma, plastic in its stomach

    Early this afternoon the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team arrived on the scene of the sei whale’s newest location along the shore of St. Julien’s Creek, where other officials had reported it motionless.

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    Vandals target mailboxes in Suffolk neighborhood

    Suffolk, Va. – Busted and broken– vandals damaged multiple mailboxes in one Suffolk neighborhood near downtown overnight Tuesday. “I was disgusted,” says 83-year-old Rachel Roberson, whose mailbox was damaged in front of her home on Williams Road. She says she’d never had any property damage until now. “I looked and I said ‘shoot, my mailbox is down,’” Roberson says. “It was all the way down on the ground. The box was messed up where I couldn’t get it back up. […]

  • ‘My son could’ve been gone': Suffolk mother frightened after bullets hit home

    Suffolk, Va. – A barrage of gunfire hit Cassandra Watkins’ home on Charlotte Avenue in Suffolk early Sunday morning. Watkins, her son, and husband were all inside. She points out where a bullet just missed her 7-year-old boy. Police have not said anything about a motive or if there are any suspects. “My son could’ve been gone,” Watkins says. “Here’s his head right here, here’s the bullet right here,” says John Thomas Jackson, Watkins’s husband. “If he had of raised […]

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