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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
  • No jail time for former Newport News police officer

    Newport News, Va. – A former Newport News police officer was sentenced to suspended jail time on 12 counts of indecent exposure and obscene sexual behavior charges Thursday. Several of Christopher Roush’s neighbors called police in April 2013 when they saw him fondling himself while naked on his front porch. Roush’s attorney said the judge felt Roush needed mental health and substance abuse treatment and not hard jail time.  His 12 year suspended jail time is contingent on his continuation of mental health and […]

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    Update: Suffolk woman says neighbor climbed ladder to watch her in bathroom

    A Suffolk woman said her neighbor from a few houses down on North Fifth Street climbed a ladder to watch her while she was in her bathroom.

  • Charges dropped in Norfolk murder case

    Second-degree murder charges have essentially been dropped in the September 2013 death of Donte Davidson in Norfolk.

  • Man accused of ripping out ceiling of attorney’s office to rob neighboring business

    It’s getting patched up now, but police say James Thomas tore a hole in the ceiling right over Attorney Dan Crumpler’s office bathroom. Crumpler discovered the damage Sunday night and called the cops. They could tell the burglar used his entry point to gain access to the coin store next door. He stole $1,000 in cash and coins. Warren Myers says police believed the burglar was only doing prep work for a bigger break-in. Crumpler and Myers asked the Franklin […]

  • Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood found guilty of DUI

    Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Underwood was found guilty of DUI and refusal to take a breathalyzer.

  • Crooks swipe bronze vases from Evergreen Memorial Cemetery

    Portsmouth police need your help to find out who is swiping bronze vases from the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

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

    Michelle Lauciello says her mother lost more than $100,000 in a lottery sweepstakes scam. ”I feel like if they can get her, they can get anyone. It`s just awful that they are so persistent, evil, cruel that they can take that much money from a widow,” says Lauciello. They are con-artists in Jamaica, who convinced Michelle`s mother to send the money to get her winnings. ”She was sending $500 increments,” says Lauciello. Michelle says the voices on the phone were […]

  • Man found shot to death inside vehicle in Portsmouth

    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

    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.

  • VA Governor signs changes to synthetic marijuana law aimed at closing loophole

    After a NewsChannel 3 investigation exposed a loophole in Virginia’s synthetic marijuana ban that allowed newer versions of it to legally be sold in stores, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed off on changes to the law that will begin July 1. The changes expand the list of banned chemicals compounds associated with spice, and it makes it easier and faster for the state to ban new versions that spice makers create.   While the process once took years, it can now take […]

  • Dentist Derrick Broadaway’s license suspended

    A dentist who has been the subject of a NewsChannel 3 investigation since 2012 has been suspended by the Virginia Board of Dentistry. Records show the Board of Dentistry suspended Derrick Broadaway’s license to practice dentistry on April 8, 2014.  The move came a few weeks after a Chesapeake judge sentenced Broadaway to suspended jail time for writing bad checks to his former employees.  However, those criminal charges are one of dozens of reasons the board outlined for the suspension, calling […]

  • Walmart worker takes action to stop scam

    An Emporia woman thanked a Walmart clerk in person Friday after the employee convinced her not to send money to a scam artist posing as Bishop T.D. Jakes. “I thank her so much for what she did,” said Claudette Woodley.  “If she hadn’t been persistent, oh boy, I could have made a mistake.” “They train us on that,” said Shacelle Ferguson.  “We have a lot of people that send money across the country.  You never know who it’s going to […]