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Marissa Torres is PIX11’s traffic anchor.

Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Mich., she attended the University of Michigan (go Blue!), where she received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology-zoology with a minor in Spanish.

It wasn’t until her junior year that she realized her true passion was storytelling, so she moved to The Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

In 2008, Marissa joined CBS affiliate, WCIA 3 News in Central Illinois, as a reporter. She spent three years in the Springfield and Champaign-Urbana newsrooms as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.

After that, she headed west to the Land of Enchantment to report at KOB-TV in Albuquerque, N.M. Marissa traveled all across the state, usually to cover the massive wildfires that so often plague this area.

In 2012, Marissa accepted an offer as a morning anchor at KOAA in Colorado Springs, Colo. During her time there, she also fronted her own health franchise, “Your Healthy Family.”

After a year in The Springs, Marissa moved to the Big Apple to be with her now husband. She joined PIX11, initially as a news writer. They live in Manhattan with their beagle, Abigail, and two cats, Casey and Charlie.


Recent Articles
  • PIX11’s Marissa Torres turns her baby bump into art

    Our mommy to be is just six days away from her due date! In her pregnancy series, PIX11’s Marissa Torres has tackled finances, fashion, fitness and food, now she’s turning her bump into two pieces of art. Marissa first enlisted in the help of Mollie Bollers, owner and founder of Hoboken’s Women’s Wellness, where belly casting is a popular request from moms-to-be. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a pregnancy. Not only is it fun but it’s also safe and […]

  • Nibble and Squeak brings together parents, toddlers and NYC’s delicious food scene

    Becoming a parent is a memorable milestone and in just seven days, PIX11 traffic anchor Marissa Torres’ life will change forever when she welcomes her first baby! Having a baby doesn’t have to mean giving up life as you know it. What if we told you there was a way to enjoy a nice meal in the city and not have to hire a babysitter. It’s all thanks to New York City’s newest dining club, Nibble and Squeak, created just […]

  • Manhattan’s Prenatal Yoga Center gives PIX11’s Marissa Torres tips for a healthy pregnancy

    First comes love, then comes marriage, and in just about eight days PIX11’s Traffic Anchor Marissa Torres will be pushing a baby carriage! As she counts down the days, she’s sharing her pregnancy tips when it comes to prenatal fitness. For help, Marissa visited the Prenatal Yoga Center in Manhattan where women are not only able to address the physical aches and pains of pregnancy but also discuss how to prepare for labor and what to expect. Anyone who can’t […]

  • Moms to be: Look your best with maternity clothes that won’t break the bank

    The PIX11 Morning News family is having a baby and we are counting down the days for his or her arrival! We’re in the homestretch and as of Tuesday, Traffic Anchor Marissa Torres is nine days away from her official June 29th due date. Marissa’s style sense didn’t suffer because of that growing baby bump, and neither did her wallet. She broke down her money conscious maternity wear on the Morning show and shared her deep savings secrets. Fashionistas with […]

  • 18th annual New York Taste kicks off Tuesday

    The 18th annual New York Taste kicks off Tuesday night in Manhattan. Come meet more than forty world renowned chefs from across the city and sample some of their most popular dishes. The event is November 1 from 6-9 p.m. at The Waterfront in Manhattan. The event is by ticket only. For more information, click here.

  • Series of plays look to change the way black Latinos are portrayed

    NEW YORK — An estimated 2.3 million Hispanics live in New York City, making it one of the largest Hispanic cities in the United States. Many are struggling when it comes to identify — or at least with how society sees them. Now one woman is working to change that. Her name is Crystal Shaniece Roman. She’s the founder/CEO of The Black Latina Movement, which is about to launch a series of theatrical performances. “We just want people to know there’s […]

  • Dancers ‘bring it’ for shot at Brooklynettes

    It’s one of the top dance teams in the league, and now, they’re on the hunt for new talent. Tuesday night marked the final round of auditions for the Brooklynettes. The first set of try outs were held over the weekend at Brooklyn’s Paramount Theatre at Long Island University. Hundreds of women showed up, fighting for a spot on the court, but in the end, just 17 women will be chosen to represent the official dance team of the Brooklyn […]

  • PIX11’s Marissa Torres hits the skies ahead of Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

    JONES BEACH, N.Y. — The Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach kicks off this Memorial Day weekend and this year will be like unlike any other. For the first time, fans will see three jet teams in action: U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds, and the Breitling Jet Team. PIX11’s Marissa Torres not only had a chance to catch up with the Breitling pilots as they prepare for the show, but went up into the sky for a piece […]

  • ‘The Dogist’ captures photos of New York City dogs in all their splendor

    NEW YORK – Elias Weiss Friedman is a photographer who can truly call himself “man’s best friend.” Friedman, better known as “The Dogist,” is capturing the character and humor in dogs across New York City. His photos are unlike any other and have caught the attention of millions. Friedman’s passion started back in 2013 with one simple photo of a boxer, at that moment, he knew he was onto something and “The Dogist” was born. All of us know, getting a […]