Holiday Helpers: Join us in making the holidays bright for local kids!
  • Follow me on:

Kristen Crowley is the Traffic Reporter for WTKR and WGNT and also Co-Anchors WTKR at Noon.

Kristen moved from Michigan to Hampton Roads in 1999 and is proud to call this area home. She joined the WTKR morning team in 2007 and loves everything about her morning family, except the early wake up call! “Coffee and concealer can work some wonders at 4:00am!”

Kristen makes the most of her local knowledge to report on various lifestyle stories and to also help you Beat The Backups. You can catch her traffic updates weekday mornings from 5 AM-7 AM on WTKR Newschannel 3 and from 7 AM-9 AM on WGNT.

The behind the scenes fun always continues on Facebook throughout the morning show so join in on the conversation today or follow Kristen on Twitter @kristencrowley3 for some laughs. “We don’t try to be television personalities on our show, we just try to be ourselves!”

Kristen lives in Chesapeake with her husband, her awesome kids and their dogs! Kristen grew up on a horse farm and enjoys volunteering with several charity groups in the area. She focuses her time on animal and military charities that are near and dear to her heart.

If you have any special events, stories, or questions please feel free to shoot Kristen an email at

Also be sure to “LIKE” Kristen’s Facebook page KristenCrowleyWTKR to keep up to date with backups and delays or follow her on Twitter at @Kristencrowley3.

Recent Articles
  • first-warning-traffic_16x9

    First Warning Traffic – Weekend Road Closures

    This weekend we have road work that will close down several brides and tunnels. If you use the HRBT, Midtown Tunnel or travel near or around Lee Hall you can find the details you need to save you some time and frustration this weekend on the roads! * NEWPORT NEWS LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR I-64 WIDENING PROJECT: Saturday, December 3  There will be traffic stoppages on I-64 at the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridge for bridge jacking operations as follows: Saturday, Dec. […]

  • first-warning-traffic_16x9

    Pacific Avenue closures start today in Virginia Beach

    VB Public Works to Close Part of Pacific Avenue for Storm Drain Work Beginning Wednesday Morning  Public Works will be closing a section of northbound Pacific Avenue beginning Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 8 a.m. The work will take place on Pacific Avenue between 24th Street and 25th Street.   There will be a detour in place. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, December 2, 2016. Along with some street improvements, crews will be installing a storm drain […]

  • First Warning Traffic

    I-264 WB crash at Independence Blvd cleared, backups remain.

    A major traffic alert for drivers in Virginia Beach. A serious crash involving a truck shut down I-264 westbound at Independence Blvd for over an hour. Expect delays on 264 and Independence Blvd at 264. Take Virginia Beach Blvd or Princess Anne as your alternate routes to Witchduck Rd or Newtown Rd to access I-264 WB.

  • promo303659191

    Take This Job and Love It: Kristen takes out the trash

    News 3's Kristen Crowley tried her hand at something she has never done before... hauling trash.

  • first-warning-traffic_16x9

    First Warning Traffic – Gilmerton Bridge closed this weekend, road work next week

    CHESAPEAKE:  GILMERTON BRIDGE: Full closure of the Gilmerton Bridge on Saturday, November 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take I-64 High Rise Bridge or The Jordan Bridge as alternates. Northbound N Battlefield Blvd between Knells Ridge Blvd and Lenore Trail, Monday, November 14 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, November 16 Utility work will close a single lane on northbound N Battlefield Blvd between Knells Ridge Blvd and Lenore Trail starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 14 and lasting for no […]

  • namethatbeef

    The Beefcakes of the ‘Magic Mutt’ calendar get grilled on WGNT

    It’s time to play “Name That Beef”! This morning the models for the 2017 ‘Magic Mutt” Calendar had some fun on WGNT to help raise awareness for the Norfolk SPCA. These guys are taking it off to raise awareness for the Norfolk SPCA and all that they do for homeless pets. You can help by buying a calendar or attending the big party on Saturday Nov. 12th a the Granby Theater in Downtown Norfolk. Tickets are limited. News 3’s own Blaine […]

  • first-warning-traffic_16x9

    First Warning Traffic – Midtown Tunnel Closure

    ERT MIDTOWN TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION: Friday, Nov. 4th   U.S. 58 East: Full weekend tunnel closure from Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. through Monday, Nov. 7 at 5 a.m.   The weekend of Nov. 4-6 is the only weekend during  the U.S. 58 East Midtown Tunnel will be fully closed for construction during the month of November due to upcoming holidays and observances.   * HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE CLOSURES REPORT: Friday November 4th through November 11th I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York […]

  • first-warning-traffic_16x9

    First Warning Traffic – Monday

    ERT WEEKLY DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN TUNNEL CLOSURES AND CONSTRUCTION: Friday, Oct. 21 to Friday, Oct. 28 I-264 West: Downtown Tunnel open with a single lane closure spanning from the tunnel to Elm Avenue Monday through Thursday Oct. 24-27 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning. U.S. 58 East: Midtown Tunnel open with a single lane closure Monday through Thursday, Oct. 24-27 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning. London Boulevard East/ U.S. 58: […]

  • MagicMuttNorfolk SPCA

    Models from Norfolk SPCA’s ‘Magic Mutt’ calendar visit News 3

    Some of the models from the Norfolk SPCA's 'Magic Mutt' calendar visited News 3 on Tuesday ahead of their 2017 calendar debut!

  • saltydogs

    Colonial Williamsburg goes to the dogs

    The streets of Colonial Williamsburg were flooded with canines this weekend to help raise money for the Heritage Humane Society.

  • first-warning-traffic_16x9

    First Warning Traffic – Friday bridge openings and weekend road closures

    Bridge Openings for Friday Coleman Bridge  7:00 and 8:00 PM James River Bridge 10:00 PM   Road Closures through the weekend PORTSMOUTH – Midtown Tunnel closed 58 EB starting tonight at 8:00 Pm until Monday morning at 5:00 AM. The WB tunnel will remain open. Detour using 264 at the Downtown Tunnel to get into Norfolk over the weekend. CHESAPEAKE / VIRGINIA BEACH – Elbow Rd will remain closed through next week due to damage from Hurricane Matthew. CHESAPEAKE – […]

  • first-warning-traffic_16x9

    First Warning Traffic – Flooding, road closures, and construction

    Click here for live traffic updates and information on road closures and construction.