Jessica Larche


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

  • Clever con artists trick grieving widow out of $100,000 in lottery scam

    Posted on: 8:11 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    Michelle Lauciello says her mother lost more than $100,000 in a lottery sweepstakes scam. ”I feel like if they can...
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  • Crooks swipe bronze vases from Evergreen Memorial Cemetery

    Posted on: 4:40 pm, April 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:41pm, April 22, 2014

    Portsmouth police need your help to find out who is swiping bronze vases from the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
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  • Man found shot to death inside vehicle in Portsmouth

    Posted on: 10:57 am, April 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:33pm, April 18, 2014

    Portsmouth Police are investigating an early morning homicide that occurred in the 70 block of Grove Street.
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  • Virginia Beach residents angered by early-morning reverse 911 call

    Posted on: 9:35 am, April 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:30am, April 18, 2014

    Many Virginia Beach residents have emailed and taken to social media to complain about the early-morning reverse-911 call they received alerting them that Sandbridge Road had reopened after a deadly accident.
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  • VA Governor signs changes to synthetic marijuana law aimed at closing loophole

    Posted on: 6:16 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    After a NewsChannel 3 investigation exposed a loophole in Virginia’s synthetic marijuana ban that allowed newer versions of it to...
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  • Dentist Derrick Broadaway’s license suspended

    Posted on: 7:20 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 07:52am, April 15, 2014

    A dentist who has been the subject of a NewsChannel 3 investigation since 2012 has been suspended by the Virginia Board...
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  • Walmart worker takes action to stop scam

    Posted on: 7:09 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    An Emporia woman thanked a Walmart clerk in person Friday after the employee convinced her not to send money to...
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  • Taking Action Scam Alert: Anyone can become a victim of ID theft

    Posted on: 7:39 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    “The lady said he couldn`t. What do you mean I can`t use my card? She said ‘Because it`s canceled. It`s...
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  • How to cut a ‘catfish’ con artist’s bait

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    An online security expert weighed in on signs of a Facebook catfishing scam after an Emporia woman was nearly duped...
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  • Scam artist uses T.D. Jakes to trick Emporia woman

    Posted on: 5:33 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:40am, April 10, 2014

    An Emporia, Virginia woman was nearly scammed by a con artist posing as mega preacher T.D. Jakes on Facebook.
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  • 10-year-old suspended over pencil sharpener

    Posted on: 7:33 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 07:40pm, April 8, 2014

    Pencil sharpeners are something most kids have at their fingertips in school. Suffolk authorities say a 10-year-old girl at Booker T. Washington Elementary took one apart and used the blade to threaten another student.
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  • Convicted murderer: ‘I will get out of prison…’

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, April 4, 2014, by

    Convicted murderer John Ragin maintained his innocence from behind bars Friday, days after a judge sentenced him to life in prison...
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