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

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  • Dancers ‘bring it’ for shot at Brooklynettes

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  • 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 […]

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    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 […]