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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
  • 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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    Hampton Police looking for 2 men wanted in shooting investigation

    Hampton Police are looking for two men in connection to a shooting that occurred on Thursday, August 14th.

  • Teen arrested in double homicide in parking lot of Newport News elementary school

    Newport News, Va. – Thursday morning, two Warwick High School students were shot and killed. They have been identified as 16-year-old Bryant Wilder and 17-year-old John Neives. Detectives have arrested and charged a 17-year-old Newport News male in connection with this case. He has been charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count each of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Classes start in just […]

  • UPDATE: Bodies of two swimmers reported missing near Menchville Marina found

    The bodies of two 20-year-old swimmers reported missing Tuesday afternoon near the Menchville Marina in Newport News have been found.

  • Tractor-trailer driver crashes into Norfolk front porch: ‘I saw my life flash before my eyes’

    Norfolk, Va. – It was a close call for Derrick Bell. “I saw my life flash before my eyes,” he says. Bell was driving a tractor-trailer along Tidewater Drive Monday evening when he says another tractor-trailer pulled in front of him to avoid hitting a moped. “It was just slow motion,” he says. “You really have no words for something like this happening.” Photos: Vehicles in Hampton Roads buildings Bell says he slammed on his brakes while swerving right; it […]

  • Autopsy reveals murdered 20-month-old girl had fractured skull, bruises all over body

    Norfolk, Va. – The autopsy of a 20-month-old girl reveals a fractured skull and numerous bruises on her tiny body. That’s according to a Norfolk search warrant, providing new insight into the infant’s murder back in May. The girl’s caretaker, 24-year-old-Emily Defries, is charged with her murder. Previous: Norfolk woman arrested, charged in death of 20-month-old girl Police say Defries was dating the girl’s father. On May 18th, investigators say she was watching the 20-month-old and two other children at her boyfriend’s […]

  • Elizabeth City man arrested after winning doughnut eating contest

    Elizabeth City, N.C. – Doughnut Eating Champion: It’s a title that led to 24-year-old Bradley Hardison’s arrest. For nearly nine months, Hardison was a man on the run; he was wanted for felony break-ins in Camden County. What finally did him in? A doughnut eating contest at an anti-crime event packed with police. “I did congratulate him,” says Lt. Max Robeson, a deputy with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. “Good for him. He can eat a lot of doughnuts. Good […]

  • ‘They left him on the ground to die': grandma of Newport News man gunned down

    Newport News, Virginia – Linda Nelson is not only left with the loss of her grandson, but also the burden of knowing his killer is still on the streets. “They left him on the ground to die,” Nelson says. “They just left him to die. Help us find who did this. This is terrible.” 28-year-old Angel Alicea was gunned down Monday night at the intersection of Crutchfield Drive and Ruston Drive in Newport News. “He was on his way back […]


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