Emmy award winning anchor/reporter Jessica Larche joined WTKR NewsChannel 3 in November 2010.

She enjoys sharing her mornings with you on NewsChannel 3 This Morning and WGNT News.

Her groundbreaking investigations into Hampton Roads cold case abductions, criminal dentists, and sharing her personal weight loss journey have marked Jessica’s time at the Norfolk CBS affiliate.

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 Urban League of Hampton Roads Young 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
  • 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 […]

  • Jack Van

    Chesapeake man loses one third of body weight

    Just one year ago, Jack Van tipped the scales at nearly 400 pounds. “I was getting close to that embarassing weight where all the jokes start,” said Van.  “You look at a lawn chair, or a yard chair, and you go, can I sit in that? If I sit in that, is it going collapse? If I go to the beach, can I sit in the plastic chairs?” On November 1, 2013, Van said enough is enough. “I just picked a day, […]

  • Hampton Roads trainers share how they lost a total of 185 pounds

    Ever walk into a gym and feel intimidated when you see extremely fit or buff people working out?  Are you thinking they’re judging you because they don’t know what it’s like to be overweight? “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” said One Life Fitness instructor Cassie Reamy, who has lost 100 pounds over the last three years. “I was once in their shoes, at 250 pounds, and thinking that everybody`s looking at me,” Reamy said. “So many of us have […]

  • WATCH THIS: Garth Brooks on NewsChannel 3

    He’s the number one selling solo country artist in the U.S. Joining us live is music legend, Garth Brooks! He has emerged from retirement, and has released a new album. Check out the full interview, below:  

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    NewsChannel 3’s Jessica Larche hangs with superheroes

    The superhero characters in the Marvel Universe Live show need to be super fit for all the flips, tricks and stunts they do in their shows. “This show keeps us in shape,” said Taylor Hemmeter, who plays Black Widow and a host of other roles in the live action show. “I definitely have to work out outside of it to keep my ability level high.” Hemmeter and “Incredible Hulk” cast member Joshua Murillo put NewsChannel 3 This Morning Anchor Jessica Larche […]

  • Former Princess Anne HS teacher’s assistant, softball coach sentenced for online crimes involving student

    Kyle Lynne Noro, 27, was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections with 12 years suspended leaving three (3) years to serve for one count of Minor to Perform in Porn, Age 15+, Offender 7+ Years. Upon her release, Noro must register as a sex offender, receive sex offender treatment, may not use the internet, and will be on intensive supervised probation.

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    Virginia Beach mom featured in calendar for 130 pound weight loss

    Virginia Beach, Va. – After losing nearly half of her body weight, Virginia Beach wife and working mom Robin Fulford is being featured in the national 2015 “Fit Mom Calendar”. “It’s extremely surreal to know that I am in a national calendar, and it’s a swimsuit calendar,” said Fulford, who has shed 130 pounds over the last few years.  “I’m very proud of myself.  I’ve come very far.” The 34-year-old mother beat hundreds in a social media contest to represent […]

  • SCAM ALERT: Husband and wife duo to pay back millions after Medicare scam

    It becomes a growing problem as more and more people live longer and are on Medicare. “What that ultimately does is it raises medical costs for everyone. In essence, every single person in this country is a victim of this crime,” says Michael Carroll, US Postal Inspector. The story begins with Donald and Shirley Blaine – a husband and wife duo who formed a company called Respa-Test. “They were claiming they were doing these very complicated sleep studies which would […]


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