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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
  • UPDATE: City employee suspended amid hidden camera investigation

    UPDATE– Matthew Ludwick is suspended without pay following his arrest, according to the department of parks and recreation. The charge and conviction panel met and made the recommendation to the City Manager. Ludwick was arraigned in court on Tuesday. He is due back in court on October 24. Virginia Beach, Va. – We’ve obtained a YouTube video of a Beach man at the center of a disturbing investigation. NewsChannel 3 has learned that before his job at the Great Neck […]

  • Update: Facebook user claiming to have poisoned ODU roommate identified

    UPDATE:  Old Dominion University Police Chief Rhonda Harris released the following statement this afternoon: Old Dominion University detectives have identified the individual who posted anonymously to the ODU Confessions page on Facebook. At this time, there are no criminal charges pending related to this post. The ODU Police Department extends its appreciation to the James Madison Police Department for their assistance with this investigation. Norfolk, Va. – Is it real or fake? An anonymous post to a Facebook page describes poisoning a college […]

  • 81-year-old man robbed at Smithfield bank, robber flees on bicycle

    Smithfield, Va. – 81-year-old Jessie Pittman doesn’t move around like most people. He had spinal tuberculosis, leaving him permanently bent over. Friday, he was at the bank getting money to pay his bills when police say 20-year-old John Hassell blindsided him, robbing him of $2,000 in cash. “I just hollered ‘is my money gone?” Pittman says. It happened at the BB&T on South Church Street in Smithfield. Police say Hassell was watching Pittman, and waiting until he walked outside. Pittman […]

  • Abuse victim on Ray Rice video: “I’m scared for her”

    In the now viral video that shows Ray Rice in an Atlantic City elevator with his then fiancée, he’s seen punching her so hard she was knocked out cold. The violence in the video is something Katrinia Freeman knows all too well. “Just dropped her like whatever, like she was trash,” Freeman says. “You look at him on the camera and he has no remorse at all and those are the most dangerous men, the ones that have no remorse […]

  • Man wanted for abducting woman in Newport News

    Newport News, Va. – Police need your help to locate a man who they say abducted a woman in Newport News last week. They say this happened on Thursday, September 4th at 1:30 a.m. A 21-year-old woman was leaving a neighbor’s apartment and was going back to her home in the 100 block of New Haven Court when a man grabbed her and covered her mouth. She says the man asked her where she lived and he then forced her […]

  • Portsmouth man accused of starving puppy to death: ‘I’m being made out to be the bad person’

    Portsmouth, Va. – With tears streaming down his face, Nicholas Pelloni shared his side of the story with NewsChannel 3. Police arrested the 37-year-old Portsmouth man last week for felony animal cruelty. They say he left his nine dogs, a female Boxer and her eight puppies, with no food or water. “People who know me know I love my animals,” Pelloni says. “They know I’m not like this. They know I’m not a mean person.” The conditions were so bad that […]

  • Newport News City Line apartment complex floods, many evacuate homes

    Newport News, Va. – It was a long and wet day for those who live in the City Line Apartments in Newport News. “Oh it was scary,” says Nicola Carmichael, who lives at the complex. “When I saw the rain and the water start rising, I said `OK, let me start lifting things up.” The parking lot off Mytilene Drive filled up with water, forcing many from their homes and others scrambling to get their vehicles to higher ground. Newport […]

  • Driver accused of killing foreign exchange student in Corolla: “I pray every day for his family”

    Deputies say Peter Luke hit and killed 21-year-old Asen Zahariev last Monday night along NC Highway 12 in the Outer Banks. The morning after the accident, state troopers say 37-year-old Luke came to work and said he hit a deer in that same area of NC 12. He told investigators that he did get out and look but didn`t see anything. Luke was later arrested and while in custody in the back of the patrol car, troopers say he told […]

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    Man accused in deadly hit and run accident claims he thought he hit a deer

    Corolla, NC – A driver is now behind bars after officials say he hit and killed a man in Corolla and left the scene. The victim was a 21-year-old foreign exchange student from Bulgaria who was staying in the area. Police say he was walking north on Highway 12 when he was hit. He has been identified as Afen Zahariev. Officials believe this accident occurred at around 11 p.m. on Monday night. A newspaper delivery driver discovered Zahariev’s body the […]

  • Virginia Beach elementary student stuck on hot bus after malfunction: ‘Everybody was scared’

    Virginia Beach, Va. – It was a first day of school that ended with a scary and sweltering bus ride home. Dozens of College Park Elementary School students were stranded Tuesday, stuck on their bus, parents say for up to an hour. “Everybody was scared, everybody started screaming and I was just scared,” says Asaad Powell, a fifth grader at College Park Elementary School. “He couldn’t even tell me how his first day of school went because he was frustrated […]

  • Man drowns in backyard pool in Suffolk

    Suffolk, Va. – Just hours before his tragic death, 44-year-old Calvin Hogan posed for a picture. Hogan drowned Sunday night in a friend’s backyard pool. For Heather Moffitt, her friend’s tragic death still hasn’t set in. “Why`d he have to leave,” Moffitt says. “He still had so much he wanted to do. He was like a brother to me, an uncle to my kids and a best friend to my husband.” Moffitt says they were having an end of summer […]

  • Navy takes action to track Atlantic storms, keep troops safe

    As Hampton Roads sailors deploy into the Atlantic, Navy forecasters and meteorologists anticipate how severe weather could impact their ship’s every move. “We like to say that we have the home field advantage when we go overseas on the away games,” says Captain Raymond Delgado, Commanding Officer of the Navy’s Fleet Weather Center. The sailors of the Navy’s Fleet Weather Center on Naval Station Norfolk are the military’s first line of defense against major storms like Cristobal. The storm may […]


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