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Juliet Bickford is the 4:00pm and 5:00pm anchor at WTKR NewsChannel 3. She has enjoyed working in broadcast news for more than 10 years.

Juliet was named the 2010 Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Best News Anchor of the Year. For the past two years, she has been proud to be working with Hampton Roads Regional Crime Line on a series called "Taking Action against Crime." Each week, NewsChannel 3 features fugitives in the Hampton Roads area. Juliet is asking viewers to take action to call the Crime Line to help catch them. Since the series started in November 2008, it has been very successful. "Taking Action against Crime" has helped catch more than 79 fugitives.

Juliet has been recognized for her work with the Hampton Roads Crime Line with several awards. She is the Virginia Crime Stoppers Association 2009 Media Representative of the Year. And Taking Action against Crime earned WTKR the 2009 "Top Cop Award" for Top Corporation. And, she was honored with the 2009 Media award from the Southeastern Crime Stoppers Association.

Juliet went to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Theater. Juliet started her journalism career as a weekend anchor and reporter at KACB in San Angelo, Texas. She moved to Roanoke, VA in 2002 and worked as the morning and noon anchor at WSLS until she moved back to Hampton in March 2008 to work for WTKR.

Juliet is a Hampton native and her family has a rich history there. The Bickfords first came to Hampton in the 1860's and her great-grandfather James V. Bickford was the mayor of Hampton for 25 years. He is still the longest serving Mayor in Hampton History.

Over the years, she has had some noteworthy assignments -- including covering the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, Australia. Throughout her time in Roanoke, Juliet covered significant breaking news live from the anchor desk -- including the search for escaped inmate William Morva on Virginia Tech's campus and the death of Jerry Falwell.
She helped WSLS earn a 2007 Peabody Award for its coverage of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech. Juliet anchored live breaking news coverage for eight hours on April 16, 2007 during the shootings. When she's not working, Juliet enjoys snow skiing, boating, theater, and the beach.


Recent Articles
  • Are energy drinks killing you?

    Juliet Bickford reveals some shocking information about energy drinks that appear safe, but are loaded with dangerous chemicals and high amounts of caffeine.

  • Taking Action Against Crime receives international recognition

    I just returned from a conference last week where I was surrounded by the best crime fighters in the world! Crime Stoppers International (CSI) held it’s annual conference in Las Vegas.  It involved law enforcement, media, and community volunteers from around the globe. The conference goal is to help all of the crime stopper programs improve.  It offers participants a chance to talk about how to fight crime and crime trends.  Some of the most interesting and disturbing talks involved […]

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    Norfolk Crime Line Celebrates 30 Years of Taking Action Against Crime

    The Norfolk Crime Line is celebrating 30 years of taking action against crime.  NewsChannel 3 takes a look back at how it all began and takes a look at the big cases Crime Line has helped solve.

  • VIDEO: Check out the Oceana Air Show this weekend

    Juliet Bickford was out all day on Friday to watch all the high-flying fun!

  • Juliet Bickford live with details on NAS Oceana Air Show

    With the Navy hosting War of 1812 commemorations around the country this year, the Oceana Air Show is themed “Our Flag was still there.”

  • Fashion’s Night Out with Juliet and Cojo

    On Thursday, NewsChannel 3's Juliet Bickford gave us a preview into Fashion's Night out. Check out her amazing makeover!

  • Fridays at the Beach: Paradise Ocean Club

    Find out how you can enjoy the party this weekend.   

  • Don’t Waste Your Money: Improved TV Remotes

    OK, anyone remember when you had to actually get up to change the TV channel? Things have come a long way since then — the latest remotes go far beyond the push of a button. Consumer Reports wanted to see if they actually make watching TV any easier. Remote controls that work differently with far fewer buttons are coming with smart TVs.  You use one from LG like a wand. It moves a cursor on the screen to navigate the […]

  • Don’t Waste Your Money: Dorm refrigerators

    Heading off to college? Well in addition to your clothes, sheets, and computer, you may also be thinking about getting a small refrigerator for your dorm room. Don’t just pick the first one you see. Consumer Reports just tested nearly 20 mini-fridges and found problems with almost all of them.

  • Fridays at the Beach: Captain Jack’s Pirate Adventures

    Today, NewsChannel 3’s Juliet Bickford went on a pirate adventure.  Arggh!  Click the link below for more information about how you can enjoy a day at sea with pirates and bring the kids. For more info, click here.   

  • Don’t Waste Your Money: Unsinkable Kitchen Sinks

    Most of us don’t think too much about our kitchen sink — that is until we’re thinking about remodeling or the one we have just has to go. Consumer Reports’ tests reveal which kitchen sinks can really stand the test of time. Even something as mundane as a kitchen sink looks glamorous when it’s on display at the store. And the choices are endless. There’s stainless steel and Corian and styles like an above-the-counter basin to apron-front sinks.  Gorgeous showrooms […]

  • Fridays at the Beach

    Today, NewsChannel 3’s Juliet Bickford was at the Oceanfront giving us a preview of this weekend’s events.  Check out the spam eating contest and the “all hands on deck” competition.