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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 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.

  • Judge dismisses Jennifer Hadsell’s charges involving buying alcohol for minor

    A judge dismissed several charges against Jennifer Hadsell during a court hearing on Monday morning.

  • 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 […]

  • Investigation into shooting death of William Chapman now complete

    UPDATE: On Monday, the Commonwealth of Virginia Announced that the investigation into William Chapman's shooting death is now complete.

  • Wesley Hadsell’s mother on son’s arrest, AJ’s death: ‘We are a family that has imploded’

    Norfolk, Va. – Tried and found guilty in the eyes of the public. That’s what Wesley Hadsell’s mother says about her son as he sits in jail. Katherine Hadsell says he has nothing to do with the death of his daughter Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell. She died of acute heroin poisoning, however her manner of death is undetermined. “The only way you can pretty much describe it is a living hell,” Katherine Hadsell says. For the first time, Katherine is talking […]

  • 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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