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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.

Recent Articles
  • Two people robbed in Elizabeth City home invasion

    Elizabeth City, N.C. – Two people were robbed Friday night during a home invasion on Dunstan Lane.  It’s located just a few blocks from Road and Ehringhause Streets. According to police, four men broke into the home around 7:50 p.m.  The men had bandanas covering their faces and one was armed with a shotgun. While two of the men ordered the people inside to lie on the floor the other two started grabbing things around the house, including $400 in […]

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    York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office takes action for local food pantry

    York County. Va. –  The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office took action Saturday to help collect food for an area food pantry. Deputies volunteered their time, standing outside the Farm Fresh on Route 17 to collect donations. During the “Fill-a-Cruiser” event, they were able to fill a car and two trucks, which was more than 247 bags of food.  They also received almost $400 in cash. All of the food and money was donated to The York County Food Closet at St. […]

  • Crooks swiping license plates from vehicles in Suffolk

    Suffolk, Va. – Locking your car doors won’t stop these thieves. License plates are getting stolen right off of people’s cars in Suffolk.  Five separate thefts have been reported to police since Friday, all near the downtown area. One of the victims was the non-profit organization The Genieve Shelter, which operates several domestic violence shelters. Friday they discovered the license plates had been stolen off one of their cars behind their administrative office on N. Main St., making them unable […]

  • UPDATE: Police still investigating death of driver who was shot and crashed into Williamsburg home

    A man is dead after being shot and crashing his vehicle into a Williamsburg home Friday night.

  • Dogs undergo testing in Suffolk to become therapy dogs

    Therapy dogs can be used for everything from comforting people who are sick to helping kids learn to read. Tuesday night, some dogs will be undergoing testing in Suffolk to see if they have what it takes.

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    ODU increases police patrols for homecoming weekend

    Norfolk, Va. – With the recent violence around Old Dominion University’s campus, police stepped up patrols for the school’s homecoming weekend. The hike in police presence comes in the wake of a series of assaults on and around the campus.  The most recent attack was last weekend. Police say three students were violently attacked by a group of men on Melrose Parkway. The victims, who are all members of the ODU rugby team, wouldn’t allow the men inside their house […]

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    Officers in Hampton Roads honored during annual “Top Cop” awards dinner

    The Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Line Dinner and Top Cop Awards was held Nov. 1 in Newport News. The annual event is an opportunity to honor local law enforcement. An officer or team from each department was named “Top Cop” and among them, one officer was named “Top Cop” for all of Hampton Roads. Civilians and businesses are also honored for their work to make the community safer. This year’s Top Cops are: Hampton Roads Top Cop – Officer […]


    Gas leak secured after line struck in Norfolk

    Norfolk, Va. – A two inch gas line was struck Saturday morning during a digging operation. It happened around 11:20 a.m. on Major Avenue, which is off of West Little Creek Road. An apartment was evacuated as a precaution, but the evacuation has since been lifted. Crews with Virginia Natural Gas have secured the leak and West Little Creek Road has reopened open. According to Norfolk Fire and Rescue, crews conducted atmosphere monitoring and no buildings or people are in […]

  • Former homeless shelter in Elizabeth City could reopen by January

    Elizabeth City, N.C. – A homeless shelter that was forced to close more than a year ago, could be reopening soon. An area non-profit called Visions of Hope is working with the city to start operating a shelter again out of the city-owned house on Herrington Road. “They deserve to have a successful life, a meaningful life just as you, I and anyone else,” said Rita Bowe with Visions of Hope. The shelter has been closed since Sept. 2013 after […]

  • Newport News mom says daughter also victim of former youth minister charged with sex crime in York Co.

    Newport News, Va. – “I couldn’t believe it.  I couldn’t believe it.” A Newport News mom says she is shocked and angry after learning Melvin Lamont Randall Sr., 44, was arrested in York County Saturday.  He was charged with taking indecent liberties with a seven-year-old girl. The woman says her daughter was victimized by the same man years ago. Related: Man arrested in York County for sexual offense involving a child has been arrested for child sex crimes before “Unfortunately, this […]

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    New programming times for tonight: Watch Madam Secretary at 9 and The Good Wife at 10

    Since the football game ran long, tonight’s programming times have changed. Here are the new times for tonight’s shows: Madam Secretary – 9:02 pm The Good Wife – 10:02 pm NewsChannel 3 – 11:02 pm CSI will not air tonight.


    Van crashes into Norfolk garage

    Norfolk, Va. – A van crashed into a garage in Norfolk Sunday evening. According to emergency dispatchers, it happened just before 7:30 p.m. on East Ocean View Ave. at 11th Bay. The van was moved from the scene, but a huge hole home remains. Police say no one was hurt. Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.


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