Marissa Tansino

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

  Grande Dunes Senior Living Facility heading into Phase II of construction

Horry County population to reach half a million by 2040

St. James Elementary School parents on mold concerns: ‘We’re not going away’

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

Doctor weighs in on St. James Elementary School air quality test results

SLED begins investigation following officer-involved shooting in Horry County

Bill could bring South Carolina one step closer to regulating mold in public buildings

Parents still concerned over mold at St. James Elementary, inspector talks mold removal

City officials talk crisis communication in Columbia

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

Over 20 areas in Saint James Elementary to be cleaned following reports of mold

RIDE II projects pushed back again with new anticipated completion dates

Parents say ‘Momo’ challenge targeted their 6-year-old

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

Bill aims to prevent drivers from handling cell phones, watching videos while behind the wheel

Bill could allocate A-tax money towards flooding, drainage projects in tourism areas

Horry County handbook proposed changes delayed until budget planning retreat

Myrtle Beach leaders discuss entertainment overlay district, workforce housing at meeting

Loris City Administrator said they are working to get 15-16 audits complete

City of Loris still assessing damage to records, building after city hall roof collapses during Hurricane Florence