Marissa Kargas

Published 11/14 2011 05:06PM

Updated 08/18 2015 11:58AM

Marissa Kargas, formerly Marissa Stevens, joined the team in October 2011.

She made the journey to Northwest Arkansas from San Diego, California after graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism. After completing two internships with the NBC affiliate in San Diego, she knew this was the career she wanted to pursue.

Her passion and desire to meet new people, see new places, and learn new things is what keeps her motivated. Every day holds a different story, and that is something she truly loves about her job.

Marissa grew up in Washington State. She makes regular trips to the eastern side, where Lake Chelan is nestled. Waking up with the sun, and hitting the water for an early slalom ski run is when she is most content.

Music is also a huge part of her life.  She is a classically trained pianist, plays the flute and French horn, and loves singing and performing on stage.

She is very close to her big family and being far away from them is tough, but Marissa loves Northwest Arkansas. She is excited to be involved in the community, calls the Hogs, and loves to explore the beautiful outdoors with her newly adopted dog and, as of July 14, 2013, her husband!

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