Marissa Tansino

Marissa Tansino

Video journalist

Marissa Tansino joined the WMBF News Team in June of 2017 as a Reporter/Multimedia Journalist. Born and raised right outside of Boston, Marissa has aspired to be a broadcast journalist ever since she can remember. At the tender age of five, her aspirations began when her parents started taking home videos of her at her kitchen table pretending to be a news anchor.

After graduating high school, Marissa packed up and moved to the Ocean State and took her passion for storytelling with her to the University of Rhode Island. She began her career as a journalist writing for the school newspaper, The Good 5 Cent Cigar. During her junior year of college she interned at WJAR in Providence where she learned the skills that helped her begin producing a weekly newscast as a spinoff to the newspaper called 5 Cent Cigar News.

Looking back on her yearlong internship at WJAR and experience producing, anchoring and reporting for 5 Cent Cigar News, she deems it one of the most valuable experiences she had during her time at URI.

Although she is a Boston girl at heart, she is excited to begin her new chapter down South, exploring the city of Myrtle Beach and getting to know the community.

Recent Articles by Marissa

Neighbors, homeowners react to 10-foot gator found in Murrells Inlet yard

  ‘It really got real when I saw the loaded assault rifles:’ Family victim of fake 911 call that leads to police, SWAT response

SLED begins investigation following officer-involved shooting in Horry County

SC bill could charge dealers with involuntary manslaughter for death due to overdose

Bill would authorize police to send drug offenders to treatment before they’re charged

Annual event held on five-year anniversary of Heather Elvis' disappearance

Parole board denies Sidney Moorer’s request for early release from prison

‘I just don’t believe that Tammy Moorer was involved:’ Attorney speaks after gag order lifted in Moorer case

Tammy Moorer sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of kidnapping Heather Elvis

Defense rests its case in Tammy Moorer kidnapping trial

Tammy Moorer takes the stand in her kidnapping trial

Five defense witnesses in Tammy Moorer kidnapping trial not allowed to testify

Tammy Moorer to take the stand in her own defense in kidnapping trial

Monday testimony in Tammy Moorer kidnapping trial focuses on Elvis' car, suspect’s home

Tammy Moorer’s cyber lover testified on day 4 of Heather Elvis kidnapping trial

First witnesses take the stand in Tammy Moorer kidnapping trial