Marissa Parra is starting a new job as reporter for CBS Chicago.
Her first day is Monday, September 16.
She arrives to the Windy City from Washington, D.C., where she was a freelance producer with ABC News, working primarily for “Good Morning America.”
The new gig marks her return to news reporting after spending almost two years as a producer.
“My time behind the scenes was always temporary – in fact I thought it would only last a couple of months! But I promised myself I would wait however long it took to find a station I believed in and a city I could grow in. On some days my patience was tested… but I never stopped grinding and I never gave up hope that the unicorn existed and guys – I found it,” Parra shared in a Facebook post.
Parra previously worked as reporter and fill-in anchor for WSET-TV, the ABC affiliate in Lynchburg, VA from 2015 to 2017.
She got her start in the business as a video editor for WUSA 9, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.