11 Oct PIX11 News Names Marissa Torres Traffic Anchor
October 11, 2016 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, has named Marissa Torres the Traffic Anchor for PIX11 News. Torres will deliver traffic reports for PIX11 Morning News as well as newscasts in other dayparts during breaking news events affecting traffic. Torres will report to Amy Waldman, PIX11 News Director.
Torres, who has been working at PIX11 since 2014 as the fill-in Traffic Anchor, has been named permanently to the position, effective immediately. She joined PIX11 in 2014 from KOAA in Colorado Springs, where she was the station’s Morning News Anchor.
“Marissa has proven to be a key player in the morning, delivering up to date information to our viewers as they trying to get out the door,” said Waldman. “She’s a big part of the team and I’m excited to see her continue to grow in this role.”
Torres began her career on air in 2008 as a reporter in Central Illinois for WCIA 3 News, the CBS affiliate. She spent three years in the Springfield and Champaign-Urbana Newsrooms as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. She also served as a reporter at KOB-TV in Albuquerque.
“PIX11 has been my home for the past two years and I couldn’t be more excited to take on this new role. I love being able to start each morning with PIX11’s incredible viewers and look forward to being their source for weekday traffic reports, “ said Torres.
Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Torres holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan and Master’s degree in broadcast journalism from The Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.