July 19, 2015

Farewell -- and thank you -- to Marissa Semkiw

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

When we launched TheRebel.media back in February, one of the first people to join our team was former Sun News Network correspondent Marissa Semkiw.

Since then, Marissa's great interviews, monologues and in-depth reports have helped make The Rebel a success.

Her report from the Toronto anti-C51 protest was our first viral video.

(And who can forget her interview with that mixed up pro-choice fellow at March for Life?)

Our viewers love her, and with good reason.

That's why we're sad to see Marissa leave us, as she relocates to New York City to continue her education.

We talk about the early days of the Rebel -- here I am welcoming her in a snowy backyard, before we even had a real office -- and her many accomplishments.

The good news is, she'll send us the occasional report from her new home in the U.S.

I know you'll join me in wishing Marissa the very best as she embarks on this exciting new adventure, and that you share my gratitude for her amazing work for The Rebel.


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commented 2015-11-30 15:29:27 -0500
holy smokes another great loss for canadian journalism? hope not, although the great culture wars truly are international now. marissa’s comments were those of a political natural as well as extremely incisive and intelligent on a rare level. darn. stay in touch with marissa please, everyone on the rebel team…
commented 2015-07-23 21:39:33 -0400
Sorry to see you go Marissa. I was so excited when I first saw you on the Rebel. Knowing the Sun team had begun to join The Rebel was fabulous. Enjoyed your comments and reports. Although myself and all your friends and fans will miss you terribly, I’m sure they will all wish the best. I personally wish you success in your future endeavors. Going back to school will be a wonderful addition to your life. Education and experience go hand in hand. So happy you are taking this approach with your life. We will never forget you and we will be cheering you on, in the sidelines, as you advance in your career.
commented 2015-07-21 17:01:29 -0400
Sorry to see you go. All the best.
commented 2015-07-21 12:15:59 -0400
Awe. Sorry to see you go. I wish you every success and happiness in life and a big thank you for bringing interesting stories to our attention. You will be missed.
commented 2015-07-21 07:48:43 -0400
We are going to miss you Marissa. Good luck in NYC and the very best in your studies. I am hoping we’ll get to see you back here when you’re done. Ciao
commented 2015-07-20 17:52:21 -0400
Marissa I am sure going to miss your reports. As Ezra mentioned, you bring such passion to your interviews. I hope you acquire everything you set out to do in life and, I hope that means that you will come back to Canada and help continue the conservative cause.
commented 2015-07-20 16:42:28 -0400
Marissa thank you so much for your expertise and professionalism. I wish you well and I beg of you to come back to the Conservative cause. You are the future of this great Country. Please think about running for political office someday. Regards and much success.
commented 2015-07-20 16:33:35 -0400
We are going to miss you terribly, but I know you will go along way!! You have so much passion!
commented 2015-07-20 16:19:42 -0400
Marissa…..you have to follow your dreams, but you will be missed by all. All the best in your future endeavours.
commented 2015-07-20 15:13:25 -0400
Too bad Marissa is leaving, she was great! Bye bye, Marissa, we will all miss you!
commented 2015-07-20 15:13:24 -0400
Good for you, Marissa! Expand your horizons. You have real talent. I am sure you will go far.

commented 2015-07-20 14:42:57 -0400
Thanks Marissa, and good luck, we’ll miss you!
commented 2015-07-20 14:27:45 -0400
Marissa – here is a gift for you: therebel.media is ranked 1,074th most visited website in Canada as of 2:24PM EDT. For an organization that is barely 1/2 a year old, you were a big part of the success. Macleans.ca is 1,025th and they have been around for how long? I got this information from alexa.com.

Safe travels – thank you again for everything on SNN and therebel.media – don’t be a stranger.
commented 2015-07-20 14:04:34 -0400
Sad to see you go, Marissa! Yet, I’m glad that it’s for school.

Best of luck!

Hope to see you, again!

- William F. Sheehan
Toronto, Canada
commented 2015-07-20 13:55:19 -0400
Marissa…we will really miss you…you must promise to come back or at least come back somewhere we can hear you ‘sock it to’ the left! All the best…you were one of the best!
commented 2015-07-20 12:54:35 -0400
So sorry to see you go….
commented 2015-07-20 12:27:11 -0400
commented 2015-07-20 12:15:49 -0400
Marissa, you have been awesome at the rebel and you will be missed. Good luck with your studies.
commented 2015-07-20 11:43:20 -0400
I’ll miss your beautiful smile. Good luck on your new adventure!
commented 2015-07-20 09:44:09 -0400
Marissa, sad to see you go. Good luck in the future.
commented 2015-07-20 08:25:14 -0400
Best of luck Marissa. You have been an integral part of the Rebel from the getgo. Perhaps once you are done your education you will be back in Canada and running for office where you can implement real change of a Conservative type.
Good luck and Godspeed Marissa!
commented 2015-07-20 08:16:50 -0400
Best of luck Marissa, and well done. Keep your eyes on where you want to be, and I’m sure that (with a little work) you’ll get there.
commented 2015-07-20 02:47:53 -0400
Say it ain’t so! Otherwise, thanks Marissa, for all the great reports on SNN and REBEL, and best of luck to you.
commented 2015-07-20 01:25:08 -0400
Be proud that you not only fauth for Canada, but for people around the world. Thank for being our voice.
commented 2015-07-19 22:08:33 -0400
All the Best Marissa. You’ve been a bright light at SNN & The Rebel. Shine on!
commented 2015-07-19 22:07:00 -0400
A sad day for the Rebel and all the Rebels. I too, will miss you. Good Luck in your new life.
commented 2015-07-19 21:46:38 -0400
Marissa, I’ve always loved your stuff and your style on Sun News and The Rebel. All the best in your studies at NYU. I’m looking forward to seeing your Rebel reports from NYC. Maybe you can expose some of the radical left’s shenanigans at NYU.
commented 2015-07-19 21:33:02 -0400
Best wishes to you Marissa. I have enjoyed; and will miss; your reporting and opinions. You leave a ‘big’ hole to be filled at TheRebelMedia. May success be yours where ever your travels take you!
commented 2015-07-19 21:25:39 -0400
Marissa—— You are great. You have restored my faith in Blondes. My Best. Thanks.
commented 2015-07-19 21:11:25 -0400
Good luck Marissa! Your leaving is good news for your educational goals, but sad news for the rest of us. I am sure you will do well.