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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
  • One year later, widow remembers fallen Norfolk Officer Brian Jones

    One year ago on May 30th, Norfolk Police lost one of their own. Officer Brian Jones, age 34, was killed in the line of duty. Now, his widow shares her story.

  • Local law enforcement officers among 15 indicted in drug trafficking conspiracy

    Thirteen current and former law enforcement officers and two other individuals have been indicted and arrested for allegedly protecting narcotics shipments and cash proceeds during transit along the east coast for what they believed was a large-scale drug trafficking organization that was actually an undercover operation by the FBI.

  • Virginia Beach-based mattress company takes action to provide for homeless

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Making a difference one good night’s sleep at a time. “We really are privileged to be able to do this kind of thing,” says David Wolfe, Leesa founder and CEO. After hearing about the hundreds of men who come to the Union Mission every night for shelter, Leesa, a Virginia Beach based online mattress company, took action. “You know we`re a mattress company, we`re not going give them a mat so we`ve created a mattress to […]

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    Accused Virginia Beach bank robbers appear in court for preliminary hearings

    The two men accused of robbing a Virginia Beach bank and shooting at a Virginia State Police trooper appeared in court on Thursday for preliminary hearings.

  • Camden Co. woman unintentionally takes final photo of missing boaters

    Camden County, N.C. – Every morning at sunrise, Donna Rose takes pictures of fishermen outside her home. “I had no idea that that was going to be their last shot,” Rose says. “The last time that anybody would be to see them. I like to just show the beauty of the area, and that’s what I was doing that morning, just ended up that there was a lot more to the story that day.” That day was last Tuesday. She […]

  • AJ Hadsell’s mother arrested, accused of buying alcohol for minor

    Norfolk Police have arrested Jennifer Hadsell, the mother of murdered teen Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell. She's accused of buying alcohol for a minor. We now know it was Jennifer's ex-husband, Zach Hoffer, who filed that charge over the weekend.

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    Fallen Norfolk officer honored by Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

    The wife of Norfolk Police officer Brian Jones, who was killed in the line of duty on May 30, 2014, accepted an Ultimate Sacrifice award on her husband's behalf Friday. The award was presented by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce during its annual Valor Awards ceremony.

  • Poquoson couple takes action to replace torn American flag

    Poquoson, Va. – William Houdek and his girlfriend Candace LaVee wake up every morning to a tattered and torn American flag flying right next door. “You can hear the flag flapping in the wind and you’re going to look at it,” Houdek says. “I see the flag, it’s depressing. Doesn’t start my day off right.” It stands outside of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics Lodge on Lodge Rd. in Poquoson. For Houdek, who says he retired from the […]

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    Virginia Beach Police Chief addresses viral forceful arrest video

    Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera spoke Monday on the investigation into the "Use of Force" incident that occurred during the arrest of a 17-year-old during a traffic stop back in January.

  • Williamsburg man accused of breaking into workplace, stealing his own paycheck

    A man is accused of breaking into his workplace and stealing his own paycheck.

  • AJ Hadsell’s biological father: ‘I just regret not being part of her life’

    Norfolk, Va. – What happened to AJ? Norfolk Police haven’t named a suspect and we still don’t know how 18-year-old Anjelica Hadsell died. Those are questions her biological father wants answered. For the first time we’re hearing from Mel Langer. The pastor and spokesperson for AJ’s family confirmed Langer is her biological father. “I’d like to know, really know who did it,” Langer says. “And hopefully get justice for what happened to her.” Langer lives in Jacksonville, Florida and spoke […]

  • Did Virginia Beach Police try to delete evidence?

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Did Virginia Beach police tamper with evidence? That’s the question NewsChannel 3 asked today with allegations about whether an officer stopped a video that was recording a forceful arrest and whether that officer tried to delete the video from a cell phone. The video was recorded on a cell phone in January during a traffic stop. In the video the officer says he smells marijuana. The officer tells them to get out, but the 17-year-old in […]


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