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

  More funding needed for additional recreation centers in Horry County, leaders say

  Webster ‘will be missed’ as Horry County begins search for new emergency manager

  Planning commission to make recommendation for SC 31 interchange plans

  Grand Strand VA clinic hopes to start accepting patients in 2021

  Solicitor: 16-year-old seeking asylum in Horry County is a rare case

  Several groups preserve land to help mitigate Conway flooding

  ‘Amazing to watch in person:’ Video captures sea turtle nesting on Garden City beach

  Two St. James Elementary students test positive for mold-borne toxins, parents say

  Some homeowners want to see I-73 issue on the ballot

  Visitors weigh in on Spring Harley Rally outcome

  ‘He had the potential to do great things’: Teachers vouch for man convicted in Sunhouse murders

  Sentencing phase begins in Sunhouse convenience store murder trial

Jury finds Jerome Jenkins guilty on 3 counts related to 2015 Sunhouse robbery, murder

  Murder suspect’s attorney to jurors: ‘Jerome Jenkins is guilty’

  Community members recall Sunhouse convenience store murders as jury selection continues

  Prosecutors, defense identify qualified jurors in Sunhouse murders trial

  MBACC plans to discuss I-73 in Washington as hope for federal funding grows

  Murrells Inlet-Garden City firefighter takes one last ride on Engine 78

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

  St. James Elementary School’s $450K roof replacement in the works

  Homeowners want to see change after they say disturbances keep them up at night

  Proposal to bring hundreds of new homes in the works for Island Green

  ‘We need justice’: Loved ones honor Brittanee Drexel on 10th anniversary of disappearance

  Myrtle Beach’s iconic Springmaid Pier one step closer to reconstruction

  DHEC gets ready to conduct weekly ocean water sampling in Myrtle Beach area

  Lumberton family surprised with furnished new home after displaced twice by hurricanes

  Conway votes to take control of hospitality, accommodations tax money

  Myrtle Beach businesses say sales already looking up ahead of busy season

  Windsor Green fire victims endure physical, emotional distress one year later

  New building up at Windsor Green nearly one year after devastating fire