Marisa is thrilled to be part of the Spectrum Sports 360 team at News 13 to cover her ultimate passion: sports.
Prior to coming to Spectrum News 13 as a multimedia journalist after spending three years as a morning news anchor in Wisconsin, Marisa worked for seven years as an award-winning sports anchor/reporter in Rhinelander, Madison, Green Bay and Cleveland. She also worked several years as a sports producer and editor in the San Francisco Bay area. During her time in those cities, Marisa had the privilege of covering a few Packers playoff runs, a Badger Basketball Final Four run, Brett Favre’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction, and co-hosted a web show with Jerry Rice. But the highlight of her early sports career was landing a one-on-one interview with LeBron James. She was able to go in depth about the work he does for the children of northeast Ohio through his foundation.
Marisa’s love of sports runs deep. She says her favorite thing is that even though you know when a game or event will be, the outcome could be determined in so many different ways. She enjoys telling stories of triumph and overcoming adversity, highlighting athletes’ accomplishments off the field/court and sharing the joy people find in non-traditional sports.
Marisa came to Central Florida to be closer to her family after it became clear to her and her husband that they desperately wanted a stronger support system during the COVID pandemic. Her mom, aunts, uncles, and cousins all live in the Orlando area. And now, she and her husband are thrilled to be able to have a village around them to help raise their son and celebrate holidays and milestones together.
Marisa moved here with her amazing and hilarious husband, whom she met in California; her joyful, curious, and strong-willed son; and their adorable puggle, Walter.