Kurt Williams is an anchor here at NewsChannel 3.

His broadcasting career began at Georgia State University s WRAS Radio where he worked as News Director. While class work and News Director duties took up a lot of his time Kurt didn t think it was enough so he also took on duties at community radio station WREG as well as Cable DeKalb, an Atlanta community affairs channel. At that time, Kurt also took on an internship at WXIA-TV that eventually turned into his first paying job in television at the assignment desk.

From there, Kurt moved to Chattanooga, TN where he worked as a Producer, Weekend Anchor, Reporter, Editor and Prompter Operator, often all in the same day, for WDEF-TV. Kurt then came to Your NewsChannel 3. As you may have noticed Kurt is a bit of a workaholic but as he says “you have to be in this business.”

And that s exactly the advice he passes on to anyone interested in a career in television news, saying “get as much experience as you can, work at your school newspaper, radio station, TV station, run the church video camera, do internships and make sure you master your grammar, geography and speaking skills, oh yeah and read the newspaper every day.” In his spare time Kurt likes to hang out at the beach, go fishing and lift weights. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Virginia Beach.

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    People Taking Action: Portsmouth teacher’s assistant fighting cancer continues to inspire students

    Portsmouth, Va. – We shine our spotlight on Miche Alston, a Portsmouth middle school teacher’s assistant who volunteers after school and is the mother of a two-year-old all while battling cancer. When we walked into her classroom with our cameras rolling, she was a little shocked. We explained that we received an email about her from civics teacher Karla Jakubowski. She read a portion of her email. “I am writing to you today to nominate a very special lady, Miche Alston, […]

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    Elementary school student organizes candy campaign for troops

    Virginia Beach, Va. – It was a huge amount of candy–bags and bags of treats were brought in by the kids at Virginia Beach’s John B. Dey Elementary, but it wasn’t for them to enjoy. Fourth grader Lauren Fenty had an idea. “I wrote a letter out to my school and almost everyone replied and they started bringing in, like pounds of candy.” This is a portion of that letter: “And I would like to support those military men and women […]

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    People Taking Action: Currituck dentist offers free services to veterans

    Currituck, NC – A Currituck dentist is doing something amazing for veterans. Patrick Morgan with Morgan Family Dentistry is offering free tooth extractions to military veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day next week. “It means a lot to say thank you because I think a lot of us take for granted the freedom that we have in this country,” says Morgan. Morgan will be offering these services on Friday. This is not just for veterans in Currituck County. All you need […]

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    People Taking Action: Newport News man turns his life around, takes action for kids

    Newport News, Va. – We shine our People Taking Action spotlight on a Newport News man proving good things are coming out of a community that often gets overshadowed by negativity. In the process, he’s helping kids start their day with a big smile. Near Ninth and Ivey Streets in the east end section of Newport News, you’ll find Thomas Green and a bunch of neighborhood kids. Monday through Friday, the kids count on him for free snacks and juice, […]

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    People Taking Action: Currituck High School senior raises $100,000 for kids battling cancer

    Currituck County, NC – NewsChannel 3 recognized a very special high school senior who is taking action to put smiles on the faces of kids who are fighting for their lives. We received an email about Mary Kate Morgan, a Currituck County High School senior and the founder of the annual Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer. Mary Kate has been organizing fundraisers since she was in the 6th grade. She has raised a total of $100,000 for pediatric research. Susan […]

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    People Taking Action: Longtime Poquoson custodian works hard to make students feel special

    NewsChannel 3’s Kurt Williams went out to Poquoson Primary to surprise a very special employee there. We went into the cafeteria to recognize the school’s custodian, Nikki Toliver Robinson. She has touched many lives. She has been described as very nice and helpful, and she always tries to help when she can. To the folks who know her best, she is more than a custodian. She tells us she does everything she can to make each child feel special. Ms. […]

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    People Taking Action: Virginia Beach business owner starts book club

    Virginia Beach, Va. – NewsChannel 3 went on a mission to surprise a business owner in Virginia Beach. We went out to Arrowhead Plaza Shopping Center in Virginia Beach to surprise John Hodges the owner of Superior Pest Control. Amy Garcia wrote us an email telling us about Hodges. We even solicited help from his employees including Rachel Shattuck. It was pretty hard keeping John at his business. He was leaving to go get pizza for his mother because she […]

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    People Taking Action: Norfolk crossing guard gives encouraging words to students every morning

    Norfolk, Va. – At a busy intersection near Norfolk’s St. Helena Elementary, you’ll find 79-year-old Lucille Johnson offering an encouraging word and an occasional hug to students and parents she helps to cross the street. The retiree has been doing this for about four years. When NewsChannel 3’s Kurt Williams approached her, we told her we had been hearing good things about her in an email. “The children that she helps cross the street have the utmost respect for her. She takes time […]

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    Gearing up for the 2015 NAS Oceana Air Show this weekend

    The 2015 Oceana Air Show takes place Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th, and features the United States Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team, the GEICO Skytypers and many other military and civilian performers.

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    People Taking Action: Surprising a special Chesapeake teacher

    Chesapeake, Va. – Escorted by G.W. Carver Intermediate’s principal, NewsChannel 3’s Kurt Williams surprised a special teacher in Chesapeake, Rebecca Karch-Woolbright. She didn’t know what to think. We quickly explained that we’d received an email from Jennifer Manning, the mother of a former student. Jennifer read portions of that email about this third grade teacher who goes by Ms. Karch. “She goes above and beyond for her students. Once we got to know her, the more we adored her,” says Manning. […]

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    People Taking Action: Hampton YMCA volunteer gives tough love to seniors

    Hampton, Va. – Wearing a swimsuit, Kurt Williams went in search of a special volunteer at the Hampton YMCA and found him in the pool. Norman Smith heads up a water exercise class and there was really only one way to make the surprise presentation–in the water! Once Kurt eased in, he got the attention of about 30 members ranging in age from 52 to 91 and let them know that he received an email from Clarence Braxton. Braxton joined […]

  • People Taking Action: Woman helps to save co-worker having heart attack in Newport News

    Newport News, Va. – NewsChannel 3 shines the spotlight on Kathryn Dowden, whose quick actions saved a co-worker’s life. She goes by “Kat.” We were invited to surprise her at the Red Lobster where she works on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. Once inside, we told her we had been hearing good things about her from her co-workers, like Blaire Washington “I was wondering how to apply someone for the People Taking Action award,” asked Washington. Avery Dowden, Kat’s husband who works […]


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