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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
  • Taking Action Scam Alert: Anyone can become a victim of ID theft

    “The lady said he couldn`t. What do you mean I can`t use my card? She said ‘Because it`s canceled. It`s closed.” San Juanita Avina is describing the frustrating scene at her local Walmart when her 66-year-old father tried to use his credit card. “Why, it`s ‘maxed out’. I never use my card, how could it be over-maxed?” says Avina. It turns out her father`s identity had been stolen and the card he rarely used had a $1,000 balance. Walmart started […]

  • How to cut a ‘catfish’ con artist’s bait

    An online security expert weighed in on signs of a Facebook catfishing scam after an Emporia woman was nearly duped by a con artist using Bishop T.D. Jakes’ likeness to reel her in. “This is an appeal to the trust factor inside of Facebook, which is you are who you say you are.  So people assume it to be true, which is actually not always the case,” said online security expert Hemanshu Nigam. Someone using a Facebook page with a picture […]

  • Scam artist uses T.D. Jakes to trick Emporia woman

    An Emporia, Virginia woman was nearly scammed by a con artist posing as mega preacher T.D. Jakes on Facebook.

  • 10-year-old suspended over pencil sharpener

    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.

  • Convicted murderer: ‘I will get out of prison…’

    Convicted murderer John Ragin maintained his innocence from behind bars Friday, days after a judge sentenced him to life in prison for the 2011 stabbing deaths of his wife Crystal Ragin and three step children. “Really, I’m more upset with the people accusing me of something I did not do than I am with the person who may have done this because I don’t know who did this but I know everybody accusing me of something I did not do,” said Ragin from […]

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    Teen seduced by school worker: ‘This has basically ruined me’

    Virginia Beach, Va. – The 16-year-old boy at the center of a sex scandal with a former Virginia Beach Schools employee is speaking out only to NewsChannel 3 investigator Jessica Larche. “It’s overwhelming,” the boy said Tuesday with his mother at his side. “This has not physically hurt me, but mentally it’s hurt me a lot.” The boy said he decided to speak out after judges in Norfolk and Virginia Beach did not sentence Perez to actual jail time for the indecent […]

  • Sentencing continues for man convicted of killing his wife and her three children

    Sentencing continues today in the trial for John Ragin, the man convicted of killing his wife and her three children...

  • Man convicted of killing wife, stepchildren has killed before

    John Ragin was just 15-years-old when he shot and killed his best friend in South Carolina. Ragin served nearly 15 years on a manslaughter conviction. While he was in prison, he met his future wife Crystal. She was a guard there. “When his eyes first connected to my eyes, I said to myself then there`s something wrong with him. There`s something not right about him,” says Crystal’s sister Shelby Hancock. Crystal`s sister Shelby Hancock says Crystal was divorcing her first husband […]

  • Dentist sentenced for writing bad checks: ‘This is f***ing ridiculous’

    A Chesapeake dentist convicted of writing bad checks to his employees was sentenced to three years suspended jail time Friday morning.

  • Don’t get caught up in this multi-million dollar scam

    It`s a scam involving hundreds of millions of dollars and it can easily lure you in. In this case, a post office manager became suspicious and helped one victim realize he was actually a victim before it was too late. “They believe the scam and it`s hard to convince them that they were taken,” says William Gomez, Postmaster. They are postal customers that William Gomez sees every day. “You get to know your customers on a personal level and you […]

  • Protect your mean green and watch out for the Black Money scam

    It’s a scam that preys on basic human emotion: A picture of a woman in a hospital with a message that is asking for help to fulfill her dying wish. The crooks just don’t care about the lengths they have to go to in order to get your money. A compelling photo of a woman hooked up to a hospital ventilator seemingly clinging to life. In reality, the picture is one piece of an elaborate scam. “The victim will receive […]

  • Images show accused killer’s appearance after gruesome quadruple murder

    He had cuts and stitches on his right hand, scratch marks on his neck, a cut on his right knee, several drops of suspected blood on his shoes and inside his car. Those were the images introduced as evidence Tuesday in the John Ragin capital murder trial. The Newport News crime scene investigator who took those pictures of Ragin`s body took the stand this afternoon. She took those pictures in Ragin`s hometown of Manning, South Carolina.  Police say he took […]