Closings & Delays

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. She was featured on the February 2016 cover of Woman’s Day Magazine’s heart-health issue for her 100-pound weight loss journey.

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 an ambassador for the Hampton Roads chapter of the American Heart Association, 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
  • Womans Day Cover

    NewsChannel 3 morning anchor’s weight loss journey in national magazine

    The heart-health issue of Woman's Day Magazine hit stands Thursday night, and features Jessica Larche and two more women who also started their 100-pound weight loss journeys by walking.

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    Hope not lost for abducted Newport News baby

    It was 35 years ago when a woman, posing as a social worker, tricked a Newport News mother into taking her son.

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    Scam Alert: Crooks used information from social media to scam concerned grandmother

    “I said ‘what`s wrong? What`s wrong?’ Well uh, I`ve been in an accident and I have two black eyes, I broke my nose, and I have stitches,” says Genevieve DeStefano, a fraud victim. Genevieve was panicked when the person claiming to be her grandson told her he had been in an accident and hit another car. “Now, you have to talk to this gentleman, he is going to talk to you,” says Angie Lane, a U.S. Postal Inspector. The second […]

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    Healthy sweet treat for Thanksgiving!

    Nutrition coach and personal trainer Jalil Lindsey-Lowe, also know around Hampton Roads as “The Fit Chef,” is sharing a seemingly decadent yet heart healthy dessert recipe for Thanksgiving! Blue Hubbard Creme Brûlée with Coconut Whipped Cream by Chef Jalil Lindsey-Lowe Ingredients 1/3 cup sugar in the raw 3 egg yolks 3 whites 1 1/2 cups low fat evaporated milk 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (optional) 1 tsp. vanilla extract 3/4 cup roasted squash purée 3 tbsp raw sugar for brûlée crust […]

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    How did this NewsChannel 3 producer lose over 200 pounds in 10 months?

    Bill DiNicola was known for years as “Big Bill” with the big jokes and big laughs, but inside he felt like a prisoner to his nearly 500 pound frame. “When you get to a certain weight, and I was 476 pounds, it`s not funny. It`s not like a sketch,” Bill said. Previous: NewsChannel 3 producer loses 227 pounds! Today, Bill’s doctor’s visit proves he is in the best shape of his adult life. In the last 10 months, Bill is down […]

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    NewsChannel 3 producer loses 227 pounds!

    For NewsChannel 3 Executive Producer Bill DiNicola, getting up the nerve to ride “The Griffin” at Busch Gardens goes far beyond braving high flying twists and turns. “Fifteen years outside of amusement parks and then you come back and you see this,” said Bill. Bill’s last attempt at a roller coaster ride sent him on a life changing tailspin. “That was the starting point of me realizing I was too fat to do things,” he said. Bill’s nearly 500-pound-frame proved too […]

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    Debilitating condition crippling millions across the country

    There are nearly 5 million people in the United States suffering from gastroparesis, and those with the severest forms are left with little options for cures or a chance at a normal life.

  • DNA evidence leads to 13 Virginia Beach cold case rape suspects

    A report released in July by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science reveals there are nearly 2,400 rape kits that have not been submitted for DNA analysis by state law enforcement agencies.

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    Blog: Jessica’s July Workout Challenge!

    Every now and then we have to deliberately push ourselves outside our comfort zones to see what we've got! This July, I'm setting out to do that by committing to exercising at least 30 minutes a day for every day of the month. 31 days!

  • A Newport News father on bullying: ‘Enough is enough’

    A Newport News father says his daughter's school is not protecting her from bullying.

  • Scam Alert: Beware of what you purchase online

    The Internet is a great way to buy and sell almost anything, even a car bumper. That`s what one seller thought. “I sold him the bumper and 2 or 3 days later, he opened a PayPal claim stating the bumper was missing a front grill,” says Muhammad Ikbal, a fraud victim. The problem: Muhammad`s ad never said the grill was included, the $3,000 price tag was just for the bumper. But Muhammad was prepared to make it right. “Send me […]

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    Mom of three goes from frustrated to fitness competitor

    A Hampton Roads woman became a tough fitness competitor after giving birth to three children.