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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 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 […]

  • A Thanksgiving wish come true: Family takes in homeless man for holiday dinner

    Norfolk, Va. – When we first met Neal Shytles, he told us he didn’t have good days. “It hurts me to be alone, no family or nobody around,” Neal told us earlier this week. But that all changed after NewsChannel 3 shared his wish to spend Thanksgiving with a family. “It was like bam, bam, bam, one good thing after the other, and I was just so happy you know,” he says. The emails and calls poured in from people […]

  • Crews investigate cause of Chesapeake warehouse fire

    Chesapeake, Va. – Authorities are still working to find out the cause of a fire that destroyed a city warehouse in Chesapeake on Wednesday. Executive Boulevard in Greenbrier was shut down for hours as crews worked to put out the fire. The warehouse belongs to the public works department for the city and had small equipment, paint and fuel inside. A city worker first reported the blaze  just after 3 p.m. About 45 firefighters worked to put the fire out. Nobody was […]

  • Viewers take action in a big way for man looking for family on Thanksgiving

    Viewers are taking action for a homeless man who is looking for a family for Thanksgiving. We received dozens of emails from viewers volunteering to adopt him for the day and more! Other viewers contacted us about helping Neal out. Full Story: Family takes in homeless man for Thanksgiving dinner Neal Shytles has been living at the union mission in Norfolk for more a year. He reached out to NewsChannel 3 to help connect him with someone that would take him […]

  • Homeless man wants family for Thanksgiving

    Norfolk, Va. – A Thanksgiving adoption? Neal Shytles doesn’t have much to his name. “This is bed 13,” he says, pointing out a bottom bunk at the Union Mission Ministries men’s shelter. “This is where I lived for a year.” Neal is homeless and has been staying at the shelter in Norfolk for a year and a half now. Update: Viewers take action in a big way for man looking for family on Thanksgiving What he lacks in possessions, Neal […]

  • Woman who admits to smoking meth: ‘They know me as the meth mom’

    Norfolk, Va. – Joan Noble has been in jail since August. She’s accused of making meth inside her Bayview home. In an interview with NewsChannel 3, her 21-year-old daughter says she turned her mother in and called police. “Everybody in the family that I`ve talked to, she`s either going to end up in jail or dead, and if I hadn`t have called, she might have ended up dead,” the daughter says. Since then, Noble says the nickname “meth mom” stuck. […]

  • Sailor’s mom wants to know why son’s killer wasn’t stopped

    Eight minutes was all it took for a convicted felon to breach three layers of base security and kill Sharon Blair’s 24-year-old son, Petty Officer Second Class Mark Mayo, at Naval Station Norfolk. “That was far too much time,” Blair says. “Why wasn’t he stopped?” It’s a question seven months later she’s still asking. The Navy has yet to release its investigation into her son’s death. “I just feel like I’m stuck and I need to get out,” Blair says. […]

  • Transgender Gloucester teen fights to use boys’ bathroom

    Gloucester County, Va. – Gavin Grimm was born female but always knew he was a boy. “It was literally killing me to lie about who I was,” he says. A sophomore at Gloucester High School, Gavin now lives openly as a boy and legally changed his name this year. “It was terrifying to come out,” Gavin says. “I worried for my safety. I was scared but I came to find out that I didn`t have anything to be afraid of.” […]

  • Surprise Thanksgiving for Virginia Beach Marine on Veterans Day

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A Marine in Virginia Beach celebrated Veterans Day with a big turkey dinner. The staff sergeant will be deployed before Thanksgiving. It was all one big surprise. Turkey, ham, green bean casserole. If you went to Jessika Palmer’s house last night, you would probably be a little confused. Her husband, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Anthony Palmer is deploying in a few days. It’s his seventh deployment in the past ten years — and yet another one […]

  • Beloved Accomack Co. bus driver murdered, suspect behind bars

    Accomack County, Va. – Throughout his 42 years driving students to and from school in Accomack County, Leon Harmon left an impression on hundreds of students. “We are just torn apart,” says 24-year-old Brittany Hines, who knew Harmon when he was her bus driver in elementary school. “This is just one of the nicest men you could ever meet. I don`t know why anyone would do such a thing. It`s just horrible.” Early Saturday morning, 61-year-old Harmon was found murdered. […]

  • Navy widow shares story of husband’s suicide to help save others

    According to a recent report released by the Pentagon, the leading cause of death for active duty troops, for the past two years is not from combat but suicide. Now one former sailor in Chesapeake is telling the story of her husband’s battle with depression that ended in suicide, with hopes sharing her pain will save lives.


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