Marissa Morrison, KIVI-Boise reporter and weather caster, talks Gonzaga basketball, pet rabbits, Leonardo DiCaprio and what robots want with reporting jobs.
The daughter of a mortician and a nurse, Marissa was born and raised in "The Smile Capital of the World," Pocatello, Idaho. After graduating from Highland High School, she ventured to Spokane, Washington to attend Gonzaga University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude (Latin for "smart") in Broadcasting & Electronic Media Studies.
Marissa joined the Boise News scene as a 6-On-Your-Side reporter and weekend weather caster, specializing in Idaho Politics and Boise Weather. When she's not reporting or putting together a Boise Idaho Weather Forecast, she relaxes by reading and watching college basketball.
Topics of Conversation with MARISSA MORRISON:
-What would she do if she wasn't a reporter?
-Why she roots for Gonzaga Basketball.
-How she acquired her pet bunny. And does she secretly want to eat her pet rabbit?
-Has she ever met Gonzaga basketball legend John Stockton? Or his son, David Stockton?
-Do robots have needs? Could robot reporters force human reporters out of jobs? (hint: a "dope purse")
-Her family mortuary, and how old she was when she saw her first dead body
-Does Marissa believe in Ghosts? Aliens? Bigfoot? The Loch Ness Monster? (and is the Loch Ness Monster female?).
-Who would star in a movie about her. And what roles would Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson would play.
-A movie pitch: Marissa Morrison and Leonardo DiCaprio "making out" the entire time.
-Why Peach Rings taste so good, according to her pet bunny. Is gummy candy bad for rabbits?
Before working as a KIVI-Nampa reporter:
She worked as a morning anchor at KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho
She also completed an internship at KXLY in Spokane, where she was later hired to produce weekend news.
JUNK FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Get to know your friends (and other interesting people) better, and bond over the sweet-calorie goodness of their favorite junk foods.
Season 1, Episode 1: An Interview with reporter Marissa Morrison.
"Junk Food For Thought" is hosted by Lee Vander Boegh. Produced and "Scored" by Steve Tubbs & Lee Vander Boegh.
This episode was shot on location at KIVI, 6-On-Your-Side, in Nampa, Idaho.