She grew up on the water in the Chick’s Beach section of Virginia Beach. We visited Beverly Kidd’s old neighborhood, and it brought back memories of crabbing and skim-boarding.
“I was very lucky. And so going from this to the desert, where there was no water in sight, was quite a culture shock you might imagine. So it`s good to be back.” Beverly is back from spending a few years anchoring the news in Arizona.
We also stopped by her old high school, Cox High, roaming the halls until we found a familiar face, Bev’s former cheerleading coach Nancy Fowlkes.
We found Bev’s former cheerleading coach. We were wondering what would happen if we ran into any teachers that were at Cox High when Beverly was there and what would they say?
“They would say she was wonderful. Really. She was a cheerleader for Cox High School and she was a wonderful student and leader.”
As we strolled the hallways and spent some time in the school’s library and gym, Bev said it was good to be back.
“You know, my favorite memory from Cox was homecoming night my senior year. That was a fun night.”
And why not? She was the homecoming queen, escorted by her father.
Beverly went on to pursue a journalism degree at Old Dominion University and got her first on-camera experience interning with the Norfolk Police Department’s Crime Line program on a public access channel.
Larry Hill, a former public information officer for the Norfolk Police Department, was a co-host of the crime-fighting program with Beverly.
“But the bottom line was people actually watched. Something on cable and we got a lot of results from the show. With Beverly on the set, people wanted to watch.”
And more viewers would eventually watch Beverly during the first time she worked here at NewsChannel 3 starting in 1993. Now after a stint in Phoenix, viewers once again can welcome Bev back into their homes starting on NewsChannel 3 First at Four.