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Award winning reporter Jessica Larche joined WTKR NewsChannel 3 in November 2010.

Before her journey in journalism led to Hampton Roads, Jessica spent nearly three years covering breaking news and investigating law enforcement and government in Jackson, Mississippi. Jessica's groundbreaking investigations into missing fire hydrants and her special reports on the shooting of little Sanaa Hill were recognized by the Mississippi Associated Press.

Jessica graduated summa cum laude after studying broadcast journalism at Florida A&M University in 2007. As the News Director of Tallahassee's 90.5 radio station, Jessica's documentaries on Hurricane Katrina and the death of Martin Lee Anderson won several William Randolph Hearst Awards. She also made history at FAMU as the first anchor of the FAMU News 20 at Five live newscast in the fall of 2007.

A New Orleans native, Jessica is a proud member of the Who Dat Nation as she cheers on the World Champion New Orleans Saints from hundreds of miles from home ("Who dat said they gon' beat 'dem Saints?!").

Jessica enjoys volunteering in the community as a member of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals, the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is the past president of the Jackson Association of Black Journalists.

One of Jessica's favorite quotes is "Stories are remembered only if you tell them well". She looks forward to sharing memorable stories with NewsChannel 3 viewers for years to come.

Recent Articles
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    Virginia Beach mother and son lose nearly 200 pounds

    Virginia Beach, Va. – In the heat of a tough workout, Holly Edwards doesn’t have to look far for support.  Her son Taylor is taking action to get healthy right along with her. “You want to see the person that you love become healthy with you and make it a lifestyle change,” said the 38-year-old mother. Last April, Holly and Taylor took action and joined Onelife Fitness on Virginia Beach Boulevard. “[We were] just feeling unhealthy and I said we […]

  • Man runs coast to coast to bring awareness to rare diseases

    Noah Coughlan has dedicated the Virginia portion of his cross country run to Hampton Roads kids in the fight of their lives.

  • Mother of VSU student killed during hazing: ‘I’m very disappointed’

    Williamsburg, Va. -The mother of a Virginia State University student killed during a hazing ritual is speaking out for the first time since the four men charged were sentenced to a year or less in jail. “Very disappointed because I`ve seen people get much more time for lesser things,” said Dionne Williams, Jauwan Holmes’ mother. “You lose a human life and you get one year.” Williamsburg teen Jauwan Holmes and Portsmouth teen Marvell Edmondson drowned trying to cross the Appomattox […]

  • Man runs across country for Virginia Beach boys

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A man is running from coast to coast to bring awareness to the 30 million Americans battling rare diseases.  Soon, Noah Coughlan will make it to Virginia, where he is dedicating his run to two Virginia Beach boys. “This guy is running for my child, for these children that he`s never seen before,” said Marlo Dean, mother of 12-year-old Dante Herrera.   The Virginia Beach middle schooler is battling Batten Disease.  There is no cure for the rare […]

  • Portsmouth woman loses more than 100 pounds

    Portsmouth woman loses 100 pounds despite tough obstacles

    Portsmouth, Va. – Beth Prever has pushed past some tough obstacles to lose 100 pounds over the last two years. “If I could do it at 50, with a fake hip, then I feel like anybody can get out there and at least try,” Prever said. Prever had hip replacement surgery in 2011.  It took her nearly a year to learn how to walk again. “I had continued to put on weight the whole time I was struggling with that […]

  • The Young and the Restless celebrates 42nd anniversary in March

    The Young and the Restless is celebrating its 42nd anniverary this March. NewsChannel 3’s Blaine and Jessica spoke with Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Adam Newman (Justin Hartley) from the show. Viewers want to know — how does it feel to be celebrating 20 years on The Young and the Restless? What can fans expect this February on Y&R, and what can you tell us about this big party at ‘The Underground’? Is Nick really over Sharon, and can he […]

  • Hampton Roads native loses 140 pounds

    More than three years ago, losing weight seemed impossible to Lindsey M. Adams. “I was 300 plus pounds when I got on the scale at 5`5 ” and I was 23 years old,” said Adams.  “I most definitely thought it was impossible and so I had a scripture.  Luke 1:37.  With God nothing shall be impossible.” Now, Adams says her 140 pound weight loss is proof that anything is possible. “I’ve been maintaining for a year and it took two and […]

  • Virginia houses hundreds of homeless vets, hundreds more to go

    Virginia houses nearly 500 homeless veterans during 100 challenge Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday 462 homeless veterans have been housed or are in the process of receiving permanent housing during the state’s 100 Day Challenge to house homeless veterans. “Virginia is closer to meeting our goal today more than ever before,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We now need to continue to remember that the needs of veterans experiencing homelessness are urgent, but if we keep up the momentum, we can […]

  • New Orleans ends veteran homelessness. Will Hampton Roads do the same?

    While the Hampton Roads region is making some progress when it comes to housing homeless veterans, there are still hundreds who need housing.  However, New Orleans has made history as the first major U.S. city to essentially house all of its homeless veterans.  NewsChannel 3 investigator Jessica Larche traveled to the Big Easy to find out how they did it and if Hampton Roads is on track to do the same. “More than any other secret, it takes passion,” said […]

  • IRS scam swindles $21,000 from VB woman

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A Virginia Beach woman lost more than $21,000 to scam artists claiming to be with the IRS. “I don`t sleep at night.  I can`t,” said the woman, who asked NewsChannel 3 not to reveal her identity.  “I’m always thinking of the credit card bill that`s going to come in February.” “It`s devastating.  Nobody should have to go through this,” she said. Her nightmare began with a phone call last Friday at noon from 1-866-931-3773. “He`s calling […]

  • Woman says man arrested for 1987 rape case also molested her

    Virginia Beach, Va. – “He was supposed to be my uncle. He was supposed to be my family. He was supposed to be someone that I was supposed to be able to trust.” April says she was just 4-years-old when Charles Pender Brown started molesting her. “He bribed me with candy. He was always bribing me with candy,” says April. “And I remember him rubbing his genitals across my legs. That’s the very first thing I remember.  I remember feeling […]

  • Governor “paying very close attention” to pardon request after NewsChannel 3 investigation

    Governor Terry McAuliffe is considering using his power of pardon for Bobbie Morman after an exclusive NewsChannel 3 investigation. “I`m in here for something I didn`t do,” said Morman, a 40-year-old Norfolk man who is 21 years into a 48 year prison sentence for a drive-by shooting someone else has admitted to for decades. “Time and time I admit it.  To this day I admit it,” Gino Payne told NewsChannel 3.  Payne has admitted to police, judges and a jury that […]


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