Marissa Hollowed co-anchors News 4 This Morning weekday mornings starting at 4:00 a.m. with Maurice Drummond. Working that early means being asleep before most people sit down for dinner. Despite her daily 2 a.m. wake up call, Marissa is always smiling. She also brings consistent energy and focus to covering morning news.
Marissa is proud to call St. Louis home. She graduated with a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Missouri (Go Tigers!) and grew up in Illinois.
Marissa has worked as a morning anchor at WPSD in Kentucky and, most recently, as an evening anchor at KMIZ in nearby Columbia.
Marissa has also competed internships for NBC News in New York. She worked on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Dateline and MSNBC. Years later, Marissa’s reporting was even featured on an episode of Dateline. During college, she worked as an anchor and reporter at KOMU in Columbia. Marissa traveled to Kandaria, Kenya for a special report on the AIDS orphan crisis. She shot, wrote and edited the nine-part series and it was awarded First Place for a documentary or series by the Kentucky Associated Press.
Marissa was named “Best News Anchor” in 2016 and 2017 by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. She has also won awards for her interviewing and investigative reporting on dangerous intersections, the opioid crisis and public agencies violating the law by botching public records.
Marissa loves being a journalist because it allows her to meet new people and get involved in the community. Most importantly, she believes it’s a journalist’s duty to give a voice to the voiceless and hold those in power accountable.
In her free time, Marissa is most likely cooking up new recipes with her husband, running outside, doing yoga and playing with her golden retriever.