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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
  • Antares rocket explodes seconds after launch from Wallops Island

    Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket exploded into a huge fireball seconds after launch from Wallops Island Tuesday evening.

  • Witness after Antares rocket crash: ‘NASA is an inferno’

    Tuesday night, hundreds of people were lined up to watch the Antares rocket shoot up into the air. Instead, they saw it explode. We’ve seen a lot of video from people who saw the explosion but in this video we’re about to show you can almost feel the shock wave. This is home video taken about a mile from the wallops island launch pad. The man who recorded one video says the shock wave was like nothing he`s felt before. […]

  • Navy personnel, contractors at Wallops stuck waiting as crews assess damage

    As NASA and Orbital Sciences assess damage from Tuesday’s Antares rocket explosion, hundreds of Navy personnel and contractors who work at the Wallops Island Flight Facility are stuck waiting.

  • Newport News mom: Cancer survivor son attacked on school bus

    Newport News, Va. – In a picture of 13-year-old Christopher Stubaus, his glasses are bent in and one lens is broken. The picture was taken after Christopher says a student on his bus punched him in the eye. “He wouldn`t stop,” Christopher Stubaus says. The fight happened a few weeks ago on his way home from Hines Middle School in Newport News. Christopher says he could barely see to walk home from the bus stop. “I could see the house […]

  • People Taking Action: Elementary cafeteria worker served 42 years

    She spent half her life working for Newport News Public Schools. In March 82-year-old Edna Guynn passed away, but her service was not forgotten.

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    Man found inside Salem High School with hatchet: ‘It seemed like a good idea at the time’

    "I actually left my house and I was waiting and I was talking to the Lord and I heard a gun battle and I heard screams and people dying, but I didn`t hear the sickening sounds because I knew there were the bad ones who died."

  • Father of man who brought hatchet to Beach school: ‘this is what the face of mental illness looks like’

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Rob Cowart says his son has slipped through the cracks of the VA’s mental health system. He says his son, 25-year-old Kirk Cowart, is bipolar. The illness he believes was triggered by the 14 months kirk served in the Marine Corps. He says Kirk was medically discharged after a suicide attempt. Man found inside Salem High School with hatchet: ‘It seemed like a good idea at the time’ “I think the Marines broke Kirk and he wasn`t […]

  • Councilman on proposal to fine gun owners for failing to report stolen weapons: “I have no illusion that it’s going to go very far”

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A controversial request is part of the city’s annual “legislative agenda” – a list of proposals to the General Assembly. It calls for gun owners who do not report a stolen or lost weapon within 48 hours to be fined. That penalty was downgraded from a class 1 misdemeanor only after a NewsChannel 3 investigation into the proposal last month. Councilman Jim Wood sponsored the recommendation. “It’s all strictly about personal responsibility. Frankly, I don’t know […]

  • Portsmouth store clerk fights off gunman with trash can

    Portsmouth, Va. – Investigators with the Portsmouth Police Department are still looking for the gunman who tried to rob a convenience store over the weekend. Security images show the man was wearing a white t-shirt over his face, pointing a handgun at Briaham Maachoui. Maachoui owns the Old Town Market and convenience store on Portsmouth Boulevard. It all happened around 8 p.m. Saturday. “He comes straight to the kitchen area and he pulled the gun and said ‘I need the […]

  • Criminal act or tragic accident? 14-month-old Isle of Wight girl found unresponsive in bathtub

    Isle of Wight County, Va. – Was it a criminal act, or tragic accident? That’s what Isle of Wight investigators are trying to figure out. Last month, a 14-month-old girl died after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub. On September 24th, Isle of Wight investigators say the girl’s father, James Sherman, put Haven in a bathtub, ran the water and then left. “Haven was just like her name,” says Elizabeth Butler, Haven’s grandmother. “Haven means heaven.” With a jeweled princess crown […]

  • ODU student shot near campus last month: “There is more than one shooter”

    Norfolk, Va. – A nickel-sized scar about an inch from her spine – it’s a constant reminder to Jerica Carmichael just how lucky she was. It’s been nearly a month since the ODU student was shot near campus. “It`s still in the back of my mind,” she says. Norfolk police say a gunman is now behind bars; 25-year-old Roy Atkins was arrested over the weekend in Williamsburg. However, Carmichael says she’s not satisfied. “There is more than one shooter,” she […]

  • Army intelligence document warns of ISIS threat to military families using social media

    According to a special assessment by The Army Threat Integration Center (ARTIC) ISIS is calling on its followers already in the United States to use the yellow pages and social media sites to find addresses of service members, go to their homes and slaughter them. This concern, it says, stems from a law enforcement bulletin citing a jihadist tweet. The document, which is labeled “Unclassified/ For Official Use Only,” cites Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter as resources for the terrorists to […]


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