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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
  • Girl nearly starved to death, locked in cage by parents ‘has come a very long way’

    As Brian and Shannon Gore face new homicide charges for their son’s death in 2008, NewsChannel 3 has learned the daughter they nearly starved to death “continues to do very well.” “She is a tough little girl who has come a very long way,” said her court appointed attorney Brian Decker in an e-mail to NewsChannel 3.  “There aren`t enough adjectives to describe just how wonderful she is.” The Gores were sentenced to 30 years in prison last year for locking […]

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    UPDATE: New charges for parents of caged Gloucester girl

    Gloucester Co., Va. – Brian Gore and Shannon Gore, both sentenced to 30 years behind bars after police found their daughter living in a makeshift cage back in 2011, are now facing new charges. The two have been served with direct indictments alleging one count each of Felony Child Neglect and one count of Felony Homicide, according to Gloucester County officials. The Grand Jury met on May 5, 2014 and was presented evidence in support of the charges. Officials say the […]

  • Religion and fake guns tie man to Virginia Beach crimes

    Court records obtained by NewsChannel 3 said James Clifton Pree "discussed religious themes" and "used a stick to pretend he had a firearm" in more than one crime.

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    Memorial Day, Vietnam War anniversary events held on Battleship Wisconsin

    Veterans and loved ones boarded the Battleship Wisconsin in Norfolk on Monday to remember our fallen heroes in a Memorial Day ceremony and 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemorative Event.

  • SCAM ALERT: Preacher accused of swindling victims out of millions

    JP Whitehead asks himself “What happened to the money?” often when he tries to figure out how he lost more than $260,000 in an investment scheme. ”He was an elder, a deacon, teacher and even a preacher,” says Whitehead. ”He’ is William Spencer, an investment advisor, who was also a member of Whitehead`s church. ”I thought it was a blessing to have someone like that to handle what little money I had to do something with it,” says Whitehead. Spencer […]

  • Newport News man stumbles upon military mystery

    Paul Piepho was walking home from work on J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News, when he spotted a piece of the past tucked between blades of grass.

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    Community says goodbye to beloved Doumar’s owner

    Albert Doumar, the longtime owner of Doumar’s Cones and BBQ in Norfolk, died Wednesday at age 92 after a bout with bladder cancer.

  • Embattled dentist’s license could be reinstated in a few years

    After years of NewsChannel 3 investigations into his questionable dental work and criminal charges for writing bad checks, the Virginia Board of Dentistry has revoked Derrick Broadaway's license.

  • Patients testify against Chesapeake dentist

    Embattled dentist Derrick Broadaway faced the state board of dentistry on Friday afternoon.

  • Family blames Beach construction company for man’s death

    A Newport News man's family is placing blame on a Virginia Beach construction company after he was killed by a bulldozer while on the job.

  • Newport News man convicted of killing his family wants an appeal

    The Newport News man convicted and sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife and three step-children to death wants a new trial. NewsChannel 3 has obtained Ragin’s handwritten appeal to Newport News Circuit Court claiming “insufficient evidence” and “errors during trial.” “I will win my appeal.  We will have a new trial, and everything that they did wrong at the last trial will be done right at the new trial,” said Ragin last month after his sentencing hearing during an […]

  • Virginia Beach native stung to death by killer bees in Texas

    According to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s report, 30-year old Aaron Turner died after the attack. His heartbroken mother tells only NewsChannel 3 what happened.