Marissanne Lewis-Thompson

Feature Reporter

Marissanne Lewis-Thompson joined the KRCU team in November 2015 as a feature reporter. She was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where she grew up watching a lot of documentaries on PBS, which inspired her to tell stories.

In May 2015, she graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in Convergence Journalism. Marissanne comes to KRCU from KBIA, where she worked as a reporter, producer and supervising editor while covering stories on arts and culture, education and diversity. 

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While some babies are born too small to leave the neonatal intensive care unit, others are faced with different challenges like neonatal abstinence syndrome. That means they were exposed to drugs before they were born, and as a result they experience withdrawals.


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The concept of race, religion and politics have been making the news. But it was the incident in Charlottesville that brought the issue to light yet again, leading people to speak out. A descendant of Gen. Robert E Lee, Pastor Robert Lee IV spoke out at this year's MTV Video Music Awards denouncing racism and white supremacy.


Oct 6, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking about the intersection of race, politics and religion with Rev. Edie Bird from Christ Episcopal Church and Pastor Tyler Tankersley from First Baptist Church.  We’ll their thoughts on Pastor Robert Lee IV comments at the VMA’s, how churches are talking about race, and the acknowledgement of racism. And later on in the show, how do we get to a Jonah moment. I’m Marissanne Lewis-Thompson. Tune into Going Public to hear all that and more right here on KRCU after the news.

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Oct 4, 2017

On this week's episode of KRCU's Going Public:

The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus' ships will open for tours in downtown Cape Girardeau. Plus, there are several other activities taking place downtown this weekend. Stacy Doghone Lane is the host of KRCU's All About Cape and is also with VisitCape. She stopped by to tell KRCU's Dan Woods more about all of the upcoming activities. 

After 20 years of selling and using meth, 38-year-old Andy Moss turned his life around. He got off drugs and got a good job. Next step: he wanted to fix his teeth, which had disintegrated, leaving nerves exposed.