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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
  • Chesapeake woman takes action once again to warm bodies, hearts of needy children

    Chesapeake, Va. – A Chesapeake woman says she knows the true meaning of Christmas — giving back to others. Nischelle Buffalow’s Warm and Fuzzy Christmas Coat Drive is spreading holiday cheer to families in need. Buffalow is a former People Taking Action award winner from 2012. Monday night’s giveaway marked its third year. Buffalow, along with several friends and family, gave away coats, socks, scarfs, hats, gloves, and blankets. A warm meal was also added to bring joy to disadvantaged […]

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    Undercover Boss, The Mentalist and CSI delayed 19 minutes due to football

    Since football ran long, tonight’s programming will be delayed by 19 minutes. 60 Minutes- 7:49 Undercover Boss- 8:49 The Mentalist-9:49 CSI-10:49 NewsChannel 3- 11:49

  • Newport News husband accidentally trades Xbox game with precious family photos inside

    Newport News, VA – “My heart was broken,” says Christina Beckett. Irreplaceable memories of her son’s first days in the world are gone. “The first moments of his life, pictures of me holding him in the hospital, and they were up through the first few months of his life,” Beckett says. A few weeks ago Beckett’s husband Chris traded in the Xbox 360 game Destiny, but inside the case was a memory card holding pictures from the day their son […]

  • Virginia Beach man saved by UPS workers dies in hospital surrounded by family

    Virginia Beach, Va. – 84-year-old Marvin Bronson died Thursday night, surrounded by family and listening to his favorite song, according to his son. Last week Marvin went into cardiac arrest while inside the Calvary Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. At that moment, UPS workers Sisha Perea  and her husband Rob pulled up to deliver a package. Sisha gave Marvin CPR and saved his life. “She didn`t do it on her own,” Marvin told NewsChannel 3 from his hospital bed on Tuesday. […]

  • Portsmouth Police take action for “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign

    The Portsmouth Police Department Strategic Traffic Unit has actively begun their holiday patrols for this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign targets impaired drivers on the roadways along with other traffic violators. NewsChannel 3 rode along as officers took action and got results.

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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 […]

  • 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 […]


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