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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
  • Community activist wants the public to step up and speak out about recent violence in Norfolk

    It was a violent holiday weekend for the Mermaid City–15 people were shot in five separate incidents. Norfolk police have made five arrests for the shootings, but they are now hoping the public will help them find others who were involved. On July 5th at 12:01 A.M., people were shot by someone in a dark colored vehicle in the 1700 block of Vernon Drive. The following evening at 10:06 P.M., a matching vehicle was seen in the 1700 block of Jubilee […]

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    Father of 2-year-old boy killed by SUV pleads for answers

    Newport News, Va. – Just minutes before 2-year-old Angel Vazquez was hit by an SUV outside his Newport News home, his family recorded a home video of Angel playing with his identical twin brother Bryan. Angel died the next day in the hospital. “It was so, so quick,” says Manuel Vazquez, Angel’s father. “How he got into the street I don’t know.” One minute Vazquez says he was inside getting his family ready for church, the next he was outside, […]

  • Toddler hit by SUV in Newport News Wednesday dies in the hospital

    A two-year-old hit by an SUV in Newport News on Wednesday has passed away in the hospital as a result of his injuries.

  • Outer Banks gets ready for Arthur

    Lifeguard stands have moved out and no lifeguards will be on duty after 5 pm until further notice at Coquina and Buxton. All National Park Service campgrounds are closed. And several sites along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore have closed or will close tomorrow, including The Bodie Island Lighthouse and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. But business owner Mo Ashworth, of Hurricane Mo’s in Kitty Hawk, is afraid the approaching storm might turn folks away — a busy time for […]

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    Two sailors from USS Abraham Lincoln rescue woman from burning house

    A woman escaped from a house fire in Newport News on Tuesday thanks to the quick actions of two brave USS Abraham Lincoln sailors.

  • Former professional model killed in weekend Virginia Beach shooting

    A once-promising professional model was gunned down near his Campus East home in Virginia Beach over the weekend.

  • Beach neighborhood looking to take action after shots fired during violent fight

    An accused gunman is behind bars after a scuffle turned violent at a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Wednesday.

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    Prosecutor: Man stabbed childhood friend in skull with screwdriver-like tool

    NewsChannel 3 has learned that according to search warrants, officials found a revolver box, a bag of 22-caliber rounds and a swab or red stains.

  • 25 military members say they were scammed by Victory Lane Motors

    DMV investigators say employees with Victory Lane Motors bought used cars from customers, but never paid off the loans—then the dealership sold those cars without legitimate titles to unsuspecting service members.

  • Man dies after being pinned between two cars in crash at Virginia Beach/Norfolk line

    Norfolk, Va. – One man was killed and another seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash that pinned a man between two cars on Wesleyan Drive near the Virginia Beach/Norfolk city line. The crash was reported at 9:26pm. Norfolk units responded to the scene first and took command, though Virginia Beach Police and Fire crews were also on scene. Police have identified the fatal crash victim as James A. Wilson of Chesapeake, Virginia. Next of kin was notified prior to the release […]

  • $3,000 stolen from Suffolk man who had mobility scooter stolen last year

    Last summer, Kight’s motorized wheelchair was stolen from his front porch in Suffolk. Now this summer, thousands of dollars in cash was snatched from right under his nose.

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    Mother remembers daughter after killer’s arrest

    Newport News, Va. – Six months ago this week, 24-year-old Karrie Henson was brutally murdered. The family says the medical examiner told them Karrie had more than two dozen stab wounds in her body. Police now believe they know who did it, 29-year-old Anthony Exum. Detectives arrested Exum in connection to the homicide from January 17, 2014. Exum is charged with first degree murder and using a knife in the commission of a felony. Karrie’s mother, Cathy Thiessen, says her […]


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