Marcella joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in October 2012. She is a proud graduate from George Mason University where she received her bachelors in communication in 2011.
She then attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her masters in multimedia journalism. The 15-month program wrapped up in August 2012.
During her college career she interned at WTTG-FOX 5 in D.C. and WTVR-CBS 6 in Richmond. She also worked as a runner for MSNBC at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Marcella was born in Germany, then moved to Stafford, Virginia where she spent most of her life. She is happy to now call Charlottesville home. When she's not at work, you can catch her exploring the area, spending time with her friends and family, and traveling.
Whether you have a story idea or would just like to say hello, Marcella would love to hear from you. You can email her at mrobertson@NBC29.com or connect with her on Twitter @MarcellaNBC29.
Position: General Assignment Reporter
Year Hired: 2012
Favorite Story: I did a mini-documentary in grad school about the 20th anniversary of the Bosnian war. I was able to talk to Bosnian refugees and listen to what they had to endure. It was such a rare and rewarding experience.
Dream Interview: Oprah
Dream Job: Today Show or Dateline
Most rewarding part of your job: Meeting and talking to so many interesting people. Also, getting to tell a new story everyday is amazing.
Favorite TV Show: Law and Order SVU
Role Models: My mom and Oprah (typical, but she's amazing)
Alma Mater: George Mason and VCU
Hometown: Stafford, VA
Favorite Food: I love trying all different types of food
Favorite Sports Team: Redskins
Favorite Author: Stieg Larson and J.K. Rowling (Never too old for Harry Potter)