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Brendan Ponton is a reporter at News 3. He joined the team in August 2014 after spending more than two years as a reporter and anchor at WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Va. During that time, he worked on the station’s morning show.

Originally from Columbia, Md., Brendan is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland. He’s excited to be a part of the News 3 team. Feel free to contact him at brendan.ponton@wtkr.com.

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Recent Articles
  • Should teachers have guns in school? Some say that’s an answer after Florida school shooting

    NORFOLK, Va. – The school shooting in Florida is once again leaving many in search of ways to prevent another attack. For some that means arming and training teachers in schools. “We’ve got to do something to stop these shootings,” said Corey Stewart, a republican candidate for senate. “I think that teachers and students are sitting ducks right now.” Stewart has proposed arming a few teachers in each school with concealed weapons. The teachers would have to be comfortable with […]

  • Unsolved: Man’s stay at Suffolk hotel turns deadly

    Batchelor was a 68-year-old man, who was retired and had been living at an Econo Lodge on Holland Road, but on October 30, 2015 room 225 became a crime scene.

  • Navy SEAL sentenced to 27 years in prison, but his legal problems aren’t over

    The man apologized during the hearing, "I don't have excuses...I only have remorse."

  • Trump Administration proposes cutting Chesapeake Bay Program funding by 90%

    The program gets about $73 million a year and helps coordinate efforts to cleanup the bay across several states.

  • Norfolk Mayor Alexander meets with President Trump

    NORFOLK, Va. – Mayor Kenny Alexander met with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday afternoon. The two exchanged pleasantries and discussed a program in the new tax law called the Opportunity Zones program, which provides incentives for private investment in low income neighborhoods. “This is a great opportunity,” Mayor Alexander said in the Oval Office. “We’re here to learn more about this opportunity for the city of Norfolk.” Norfolk City Council members recently voted to begin revitalizing the St. […]

  • Energy bill could have big impact on Virginians’ bills

    NORFOLK, Va. – Lawmakers say a bill making its way through the General Assembly may be one of the most important pieces of legislation in years. It all has to do with energy companies and it could impact customers’ bills. On Tuesday, the bill got final passage in the House of Delegates, but it now contains an important amendment. The Senate passed its version of the bill on Friday. The bill would repeal a 2015 freeze of rates, which was […]

  • Gov. Northam meets with President Trump at White House

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Ralph Northam requested the president’s help with dredging the Port of Virginia during a meeting at the White House on Monday morning. Right now, efforts are underway to make the Port deeper and wider, but Northam made it clear he needs federal help. “Mr. President, what I would like all of your help with – our Port of Virginia – we’re in a position to be the best port,” said Northam. President Trump responded saying, “It […]

  • General Assembly bill would compensate Norfolk Four

    NORFOLK, Va. – A bill in the General Assembly would compensate the famed Norfolk Four if approved. House Bill 762 would provide nearly $3.5 million to the four men. The bill was recently amended in a subcommittee to add that the bill would not be effective unless the city of Norfolk also contributes nearly $3.5 million. It is still making its way through the General Assembly. Last year, Gov. Terry McAuliffe fully pardoned the four former sailors. Danial Williams, Joseph Dick, […]

  • Attorneys for Stephen Rankin make case for new trial in front of judge panel

    Rankin's attorneys argue a mistrial should've been declared once it was revealed a juror spoke with a family friend of the victim in the case.

  • Prosecutors in death of Norfolk teacher say suspects were part of love triangle; teacher was killed by mistake

    According to prosecutors,  50-year-old Caroline Hendrix was killed by mistake. They said 70-year-old Edward Shaw, 22-year-old Teniqu Cushman and another man were involved in a love triangle.

  • How a Virginia technology company is helping solve murders

    For more than 30 years, the murder of Roberta Walls has been a mystery for investigators in Virginia Beach, but now they have a composite profile of a person of interest in the case.

  • Sen. Kaine announces bill to help military spouses find jobs

    SUFFOLK, Va. – Sen. Tim Kaine announced he plans to introduce a bill in Congress to help military spouses find jobs. Kaine says he’s traveled around the state and talked with military spouses who say they face obstacles when trying to find jobs. A big reason is that military members move so frequently. “It’s really, really difficult to get a job and then get transferred somewhere and have to start all over,” Sen. Kaine said. “What you heard from these […]