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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
  • Man shot in head after meeting up with online escort

    Newport News, Va. – He was trying to hook up with an escort he found on backpage.com, known for its racy ads. But that meet-up ended with a bullet in his brain. It all happened on July 14th. A Newport News Police search warrant says the two arranged to meet at the Warwick Townhouses along Savage Drive. When he drove up to the address he was given and got out of his car, who he saw was not who he […]

  • Chesapeake City Council reviewing votes to change the rules for massage therapy businesses

    Chesapeake City Council is planning to review changes Tuesday night to an ordinance on “massage therapy establishments” in the city.

  • 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 […]

  • Gloucester native, beloved doctor murdered along with two daughters inside California home

    Gloucester, Va. – A Gloucester man is trying to make sense of his daughter’s senseless murder. 38-year-old Amanda Crews was one of five people killed inside a home in California. Two of the other victims were her young daughters. “I’m still in a fog,” says Howard Crews, Amanda’s father. “I’m just in a fog.” Howard Crews says his daughter was brilliant. He says she was a doctor and loving mother. “I’m really proud of her, I’m really proud of her,” […]

  • A Military Mystery: Couple digs up precious item from WWII

    Franklin, Va. – A small piece of metal in the dirt – a piece of history – has now been returned to a World War II veteran in Franklin after 70 years. Wesley Wills served in Germany at the end of World War II. He was a tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator bomber. “I was 18. I’m now 88, will be 89 August 31st,” he says. “I’m proud that I was able to serve my country, but I don’t […]

  • Perquimans County woman missing for nearly two months, foul play suspected

    Perquimans County, NC – “My heart is broken,” Arlene Murin says. Nearly two months of heartache and this mother still has no answers. “My heart is broken,” Murin says. “She didn’t deserve this.” 39-year-old Karen Bosta from Perquimans County was last seen May 30th. Her mother Arlene Murin says she was out with friends in Edenton but never made it home. “She would always put everybody before herself,” she says. “I don’t know, I just think she met up with […]

  • Retired Norfolk Police officer reunites with woman he saved 24 years ago

    Before Harry Watkins retired from the Norfolk Police Department, his fellow officers called him "Lucky." He always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. May 18th, 1991 was one of those times.

  • Kawanza Jamal Beaty
Courtesy: Newport News Police

    Newport News Police Chief talks about investigation into recent fatal police shooting

    Newport News Police Chief Richard Myers spoke to the media Wednesday afternoon in reference to the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Kawanza Jamal Beaty.

  • Postal worker, neighbor save the day after lightning sparks house fire

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Two days later, Corlis Spencer says it’s still difficult to talk about what happened. “It was just frightening. It was hard to collect your thoughts, I’ll just tell you like that,” says Spencer. A lightning bolt crashed into the attic, igniting a fire as Corlis and her husband Ronald were inside. It happened Saturday as strong thunderstorms rolled through Virginia Beach into the Spencers’ Wesleyan Chase neighborhood. They say they did not even smell smoke when […]

  • Couple finds peace after teen is killed in random shooting

    Norfolk, Va. – “I’ve been meditating on heaven a lot lately, and I must say, it wells my eyes with tears of joy.” 17-year-old Mark Rodriguez wrote those words about heaven just weeks before his death. “I don’t believe that Mark’s life was cut short,” says the teen’s mother. Mark’s life ended last May. He was driving home from his high school’s graduation ceremony when James Brown, who was driving behind Mark, shot twice, killing him instantly. Mark’s van was […]

  • Leon J. Johnson. Photo Credit: Portsmouth Police Department

    Portsmouth man found not competent to stand trial for abduction of little girl

    Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit have charged a 30 year-old Portsmouth man with the abduction of a female child under the age of 10, police tell NewsChannel 3.

  • AJ Hadsell’s stepfather: ‘I can’t be quiet anymore’

    Norfolk, Va. – For the first time since Anjelica ‘AJ’ Hadsell`s body was found, her adoptive father Wesley Hadsell spoke exclusively with NewsChannel 3 from behind bars. Wesley Hadsell believes his own family is setting him up – making it look like he murdered AJ. “I’ve been told to remain quiet. I’m speaking to you against my lawyer’s wishes. She’s going to crucify me for it. I can’t be quiet anymore.” We recently learned the 18-year-old died of acute heroin […]


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