Marissa Hundley

Marissa Hundley


Wilmington, NC

Marissa Hundley is a two-time Emmy award winning journalist, who joined the WECT News team in January 2016. She currently anchors "Fox Wilmington News at 7."

Marissa made her journey down to Wilmington from Norfolk, VA where she worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor for the CBS affiliate, WTKR. During her three years in Hampton Roads, Marissa reported on several local stories that made national headlines, including the murder of Navy sailor MA2 Mark Mayo at Naval Station Norfolk in 2014, which resulted in sweeping security changes at U.S. military bases all over the world. Up until the day she left WTKR, Marissa extensively followed the death investigation of missing Norfolk teenager Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell.

This isn’t Marissa’s first time living in the Cape Fear Area, though. From 2010-2012 she reported for WWAY.

Marissa was born and raised in the Lone Star State and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010 with a B.A. in Communication. During her time as a Fightin’ Texas Aggie, Marissa spent four years in the pool, competing for the Texas A&M Women’s Swimming team. She was a four-time All-American swimmer and qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials.

Marissa is excited to rediscover all that the greater Wilmington area has to offer and is always on the lookout for any interesting story ideas!


  • 2016 Two-time Emmy Award Winner
  • 2016 RTDNAC First Place General News Report
  • 2017 RTDNAC First Place General News Report


  • Texas A&M University, BA Communication

Recent Articles by Marissa

  Former Marine Raider turned COO on new mission to help vets

  Darryl Mills wins Wrightsville Beach mayoral race, promises to fix aging water and sewer infrastructure

  Candidate for Wrightsville Beach mayor accuses sitting mayor of living in Wilmington

  Teacher assistants suspended after 3-year-old dropped off at wrong bus stop, went home with stranger

  ‘He told me he would be back:’ Second Ogden woman says man attacked her in her own backyard

  ‘I was so scared, it’s my biggest fear:' Ogden woman says man attacked her in her own backyard

  'We get to cut loose a little bit’: Behind the scenes with the Southport Fire Clowns

  Police: Wilmington couple with dementia scammed out of $20K

  ’We’re going to pay it forward’: Parents of Amanda Eller now helping other families of the missing

  ’I saw my baby almost die right before my eyes’: County commissioner shares terrifying story of daughter’s overdose

One Year Later: Widow reconnected with contractor who found husband’s ashes

  Woman injured in Wilmington drive-by paintball shooting: ’What if we were target practice?’

  Group ‘committed to a full recovery’ for Pender Co. people affected by hurricane

  Man shares story of survival after house fire: 'I’m very lucky’

  Highway 6: Exploring the sunken blockade runner Condor

Grange wins tight race for NC House District 20

Davis emerges from three-candidate field running for NC House District 19

  Celebrity chef says scammer used name to solicit money for hurricane relief on Facebook

Left behind: public and private nuclear fallout shelters in the Port City

Belville town leaders approve first step in expanding Cape Fear Raptor Center

Belleville town leaders approve first step in expanding Cape Fear Raptor Center

Man brings 'The Walking Dead' to life in Halloween decorations

Wilmington towing company headed to Texas for post Harvey relief

Big Buddy on volunteer experience: 'It's the best feeling on earth'

Fight for affordable health care continues as GOP bill dies

Tourists curious about GenX

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Chemours reps confronted with questions about GenX

Enjoy fresh air and Shakespeare in the park

Ex-Brunswick deputy arrested on assault charge

Couple married 69 years dies four days apart: 'They couldn’t survive without each other'