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Erica Greenway joined the News Channel 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.

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    Chesapeake, Va. -  The 2014 Bra-ha-ha was held Friday night at the Chesapeake Conference Center. The creative design event sponsored by the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation promotes breast cancer awareness and raises money for free mammograms. NewsChannel 3′s Barbara Ciara helped judge the competition. First place went to Lyall Design Architects for their phoenix creation entitled, “Defying Fortune’s Spite​.” All the bras will be on display at Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake.  You can also check out some of them here: Photo Gallery  

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    Candlelight vigil held for Virginia Beach teen killed on I-264

    Virginia Beach, Va. – More than one hundred people gathered together at Kempsville High School Sunday night to remember a Virgina Beach teenager. Johnathan Kinlaw died after being hit by a car walking across I-264 on Friday night. “He was all about that one love.  He didn’t care where you came from, what your story was, what your problems were,” said his brother Justin Kinlaw, speaking to the crowd. People at the vigil shed tears, but also shared laughs about […]


    Major construction work on Pacific Ave. in Va. Beach begins Monday

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  • UPDATE: Woman accused in death of man found in burning truck sentenced

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  • Virginia Beach man to serve 50 years for 2011 rape, robbery

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A Virginia Beach man will spend 50 years behind bars for raping and robbing a woman three years ago. Rolando Goodman was sentenced in Virginia Beach Circuit Court Wednesday morning. It was in September of 2011 when prosecutors say Goodman and another man, William Cannon, went to an apartment complex off of Northampton Blvd. looking for someone to rob. After waiting for more than half an hour, they spotted a woman walking alone to her apartment. […]

  • Hampton Police mentoring kids by taking them to Redskins games

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  • Victim of fox attack undergoing rabies shots: ‘The pain is more than you could ever imagine’

    Virginia Beach, Va. – For Cathy Higginbotham, returning to the West Neck community where she works isn’t easy after what happened to her Friday night. “My heart races just coming in here,” she told NewsChannel 3. It was around 7:40 p.m.  She had just finished cleaning one of the condos on Crescent Moon Ct. when a fox jumped out from underneath her truck and bit her foot. “All I was doing was opening it [the truck] up and putting my […]

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    Arrest warrant issued after ‘person of interest’ in Hannah Graham case loses police during high-speed pursuit

    Charlottesville, Va. – An arrest warrant has been issued for Jesse Matthew, the man with dreadlocks spotted on surveillance video that police believe has information about missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, after he sped away from police headquarters Saturday. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said that 32-year-old Matthew walked into the station and asked for a lawyer late Saturday afternoon. After talking with a lawyer, Longo said Matthew left the station after about an hour and got into a […]


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