Marissa Hollowed anchors News 4 This Morning every weekday from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. Despite a 5:00 p.m. bedtime, she comes into work with a smile and passion for uncovering truth.
Marissa loves St. Louis and is thrilled to be living and working here!
She graduated with a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Missouri. Go Tigers! She grew up in Glen Ellyn, a Chicago suburb.
Marissa worked as a morning anchor at WPSD-TV (NBC) in Paducah, Kentucky and, most recently, as an evening anchor at KMIZ (ABC & FOX) in Columbia, Missouri.
Before that, Marissa interned for NBC News in New York City. 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 (full circle moment!) In college, she worked as an anchor and reporter at KOMU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. 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 “Special Series or Documentary” by the Kentucky Associated Press.
Marissa was named 2016 & 2017’s “Best News Anchor” by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. She has also won a number of 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 she likes meeting new people and getting 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.