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

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

Myrtle Beach is looking to establishing historic districts

Coastal Alliance discusses dune height, beach renourishment during Wednesday meeting

Senate subcommittee meets for second time regarding mental health legislation

Construction for new Boys and Girls Club continues

South Carolina sees increase in uninsured children

Myrtle Beach could offer property owners a formal way to request traffic safety improvements

Officials hope companies authorized for seismic testing in Atlantic Ocean don’t drill near Myrtle Beach

‘We saw the relief on some peoples face and we thought this is it;’ Local school gives back during the holidays

Horry County Council looking for more funding for recreation

Some Conway parks still remain closed after Florence

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

SCHP encouraging patience, seatbelts and sober driving this Thanksgiving weekend

‘We’ve been robbed:’ Cameron Village residents on edge after woman said home broken into while she slept

Horry County Schools to sell 38 portable classrooms

Thousands of homes proposed near SC 905

Myrtle Beach Mall plans for million dollar redevelopment

Clear Pond homeowners concerned over multi-family unit plans

Children’s museum making temporary move, still looking forward to downtown revitalization

WWII veteran recalls time flying B-17s in the military