• Follow me on:

Erica Greenway joined the News 3 team in October 2010.

She returns to her hometown of Virginia Beach after spending three years at WVVA in Bluefield, WV. She started at WVVA as anchor and producer for the 10 p.m. newscast on the CW. She later switched to full-time reporting and quickly moved up to weekend anchor and eventually main anchor, anchoring the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and serving as host for the station’s weekly community events show, In Focus.

Some of the notable stories she covered during her time there include a mining explosion in West Virginia that claimed 29 lives. She was on the scene providing live updates the day after the explosion as rescue workers searched for four missing miners and provided breaking news updates on the anchor desk throughout the week as the search continued. She was also granted a one-on-one interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she campaigned for president.

Erica earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Tech where she majored in communication and political science. While in college she interned at two TV stations in Virginia. She was also actively involved in the campus TV station, serving as news director and anchor.

As part of a military family, Erica grew up all over, but moved to Virginia Beach in high school where she graduated from Cox High School. She’s excited to be back in the Hampton Roads area. In her free time, Erica loves spending time outdoors, especially skiing and going to the beach.

She returns to her hometown of Virginia Beach after spending three years at WVVA in Bluefield, WV. She started at WVVA as anchor and producer for the 10 p.m. newscast on the CW. She later switched to full-time reporting and quickly moved up to weekend anchor and eventually main anchor, anchoring the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and serving as host for the station’s weekly community events show, In Focus.

Some of the notable stories she covered during her time there include a mining explosion in West Virginia that claimed 29 lives. She was on the scene providing live updates the day after the explosion as rescue workers searched for four missing miners and provided breaking news updates on the anchor desk throughout the week as the search continued. She was also granted a one-on-one interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she campaigned for president.

Erica earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Tech where she majored in communication and political science. While in college she interned at two TV stations in Virginia. She was also actively involved in the campus TV station, serving as news director and anchor.

As part of a military family, Erica grew up all over, but moved to Virginia Beach in high school where she graduated from Cox High School. She’s excited to be back in the Hampton Roads area. In her free time, Erica loves spending time outdoors, especially skiing and going to the beach.


Recent Articles
  • Deadline extended to file claims through Western Union scam settlement

    If you’ve been scammed out of money, you could get some of it back. Western Union is paying out $586 million to people who paid a scammer using their company. Originally the deadline was Feb. 12, but the Federal Trade Commission has extended it.  The new deadline is now May 31, 2018. Settlements are available to people who paid a scammer money using Western Union between Jan. 1, 2004 and Jan. 19, 2017. Western Union reached the settlement with the […]

  • Blaine and Jessica get a few tips on what to say, and not to say, to a new mom

    With just a few days to go until News 3 Morning Anchor Erica Greenway’s due date, Lacey Bauer from Hampton Roads Doulas stopped by the station.  She has some great tips for preparing family and friends of new moms and their co-anchors too. Check out the video to see Blaine and Jessica learn what to say, and not to say, to a new mom. Here are some of her tips: What NOT to say to a newly postpartum parent: Is […]

  • How to make the most of the child tax credit this year

    News 3 is taking action to help you make the most of your money this year. If you’ve got kids and are worried about paying for college, financial professional Michael Mason from Mason and Associates says the child tax credit could help you out. The tax credit doubled this year; it’s now worth up to $2,000 per child. Mason says when you do your taxes you should think of that money like a gift from the government and start investing it […]

  • Five healthy snack substitutes for Super Bowl Sunday

    It wouldn’t be a good Super Bowl party without all the tasty food that traditionally goes with it. All those calories can add up fast, though, so Patient First is sharing some ideas for healthy tweaks you can make to your favorite foods. Guacamole – If you love guacamole, try making it yourself.  You’ll avoid any preservatives and extra ingredients if you buy it ready-made. Buffalo wings – For people who love wings, try baking them instead of throwing them […]

  • Three steps to take control of your finances in the new year

    Getting your finances in shape can seem daunting, especially if you have a lot of debt. Taking a few steps now, though, can you help you take control of your finances by the end of the year. Michael Mason with Mason and Associates in Newport News stopped by the News 3 studios to share three steps you can take to make the most of your money. Pay off credit card debt – To keep from getting overwhelmed, start small.  Mason says […]

  • Three easy recipes you can make in your new Instant Pot, pressure cooker

    The Instant Pot was one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. The maker says it combines seven kitchen appliances into one, including a pressure cooker and steamer. Other companies, like Breville, make similar devices. Part of the reason people love them – they cook incredibly fast. “The reason why this cooks so quickly is because the steam is trapped in here which creates more heat, so the heat is able to penetrate the connective tissue of the meat […]

  • Taking Action Against Crime: Hampton Police looking for man wanted for robbery, abduction

    Police need your help to find a suspect wanted for several charges, including robbery. They're looking for Tarik Ali Smith, 27.

  • Taking Action Against Crime: Hampton Police looking for suspect wanted for assault, eluding police

    The Hampton Police Division needs your help to find a man wanted on several charges, including assault. They're trying to find Jemial Shamont Askew, 36.

  • Toy maker VTech agrees to pay $650,000 to settle FTC allegations that it violated children’s privacy law

    Smart toy maker VTech has agreed to pay a big fine to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission. The company was accused of illegally collecting kids’ information and failing to protect it from hackers. In 2015 a hacker broke into VTech’s Learning Lodge apps and accessed information from hundreds of thousands of children. VTech will pay $650,000 as part of the settlement with the FTC. The FTC says it’s more important than ever to hold companies accountable as […]

  • Best cities to find a new job

    If you’re looking for a new place to work, you’ll want to see this. WalletHub just released a study looking at the best cities to find a job. The place deemed to have the strongest job market right now is Chandler, Az.  The city ranked lowest is Shreveport, La. coming in at number 182. Here’s how cities in Hampton Roads ranked: 54 – Virginia Beach 91 – Chesapeake 97 – Richmond 103 – Newport News 134 – Norfolk WalletHub looked […]

  • Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint holding benefit for Crime Line, ForKids

    NORFOLK, Va. – On Thursday, December 14 you can enjoy some great food and help out two local nonprofits. Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint in Norfolk will be donating a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Norfolk Crime Line and collecting donations for ForKids. Crime Line uses an anonymous tip line and app to get information from the community about crimes and wanted suspects.  They then pay out reward money if the tip leads to an arrest. Typically […]

  • Five things you should do to get through airport security faster over the holidays

    If you’re flying somewhere for the holidays this year, there are five things you should do to get through security without any hassles. The first one you probably already know about but don’t always do – get to the airport early. Everything will take a little longer over the holidays: getting through traffic, parking your car, and checking -in. The TSA recommends you get to the airport two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. The TSA’s […]