Gabriella joined NewsChannel 3 in December 2012 — and has loved it ever since.

She is originally from Pittsburgh. She feels right at home in Hampton Roads — where there are Steelers fans everywhere!

Gabriella received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism at Ohio University. While at OU, she interned during the summers at WTAE and WPXI in Pittsburgh.

After college, she reported and filled-in on the anchor desk for WLUC in Marquette, Michigan (where it’s very cold!) While there, she had the privilege to report on a high school athlete named Eric Dompierre. Eric has Down Syndrome. Her stories, along with Eric, his father, and the help of his community, were able to change a Michigan law that extended scholastic athletic eligibility for student-athletes with disabilities. It is one of her proudest moments as a reporter.

In her free time, Gabriella enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, and trying new restaurants.

Have a story idea? Feel free to email her at or send a tweet @GabriellaDeLuca

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    Charges will not be filed in Virginia Beach officer-involved shooting

    Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney announced he will not be filing charges against the officers involved in the shooting deaths of India Kager and Angelo Perry Wednesday afternoon. The Commonwealth’s Attorney also released  surveillance video from the night of the shooting. Click here to read the entire report released by the Commonwealth’s Attorney Kager was killed on September 5, 2015 in a 7-Eleven parking lot on Lynnhaven Parkway. Virginia Beach police officers were in a shootout with Angelo […]

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    Community takes action for Norfolk police officer with cancer

    Norfolk, Va. – Taking action. It’s what police officers do every day. But, for Nick Johnson, a Norfolk police officer, the community is now taking action for him after he was diagnosed with cancer. One of his friends, Robert Anderson, is taking action in the form of collecting bottle caps He’s planning to make murals, then auction them off at a fundraiser for Nick. “When he puts that uniform on, he protects us. And we’re all trying to help, and […]

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    Suffolk Sheriff’s Office giving away free gun locks

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    Sentara Obici Hospital to double psychiatric beds

    Ten new psychiatric beds will soon be available to patients at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk.

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    Storm shuts down parts of NC 12 in the Outer Banks 

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    Son charged in shooting death of mother

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    Restored bell at history Williamsburg church rings for the first time in decades

    One of the country's oldest African-American churches, the historic First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, kicked off its 240th anniversary celebration Monday by ringing its restored church bell that has been quiet for decades.

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    Community mourns the horrific murder of Chesapeake family

    Chesapeake, Va. – Six family members were killed during a murder-suicide in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake on Wednesday. Police initially responded to a home in the 2300 block of Wildwood Road around 3:30 p.m. to check on the welfare of a person and found them dead inside. The investigation then led officers to a nearby home at the intersection of North George Washington Highway and Wintergreen Drive. At that home, officers found an armed man barricaded inside. Negotiations took place for several hours before officers finally entered the home […]

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    Four sentenced in murder for hire plot 

    “It helps. Justice for Dana has been our theme for the last two and a half years, and that part helps this justice journey is over,” Steven and Sarah Pearson told NewsChannel 3 after those responsible for their daughter’s death were sentenced. A neighbor found Dana Mackay beaten to death inside her home back in 2013. Her husband, John Mackay, was sentenced to 28 years and 2 months on Tuesday for her murder. “We loved John at one time, and he […]

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    Virginia Beach public works crews prepare for snow 

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    Delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Portsmouth

    Portsmouth police are investigating an armed robbery of a delivery driver for Dragon City Chinese restaurant. Dispatch got the call at 7:06pm Saturday. Detectives tell News Channel 3 the driver was delivering an order in the 3700 block of Towne Point Road when three men wearing masks came up to him and robbed him at gunpoint. The men ran off, and the delivery driver was not injured. Police ask if you have any information, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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    Car goes into water in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. – Emergency crews are investigating a car that went into the water on Saturday afternoon. A call came in at 5:27pm for a vehicle accident. Dispatchers tell News Channel 3 a car went into water on Llewellyn Avenue and Delaware Avenue. They say the person inside was able to make it out of the car, but no word on their condition or what caused the crash. Medics responded to the scene. Stay with News Channel 3 for updates.


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