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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.


Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • People Taking Action: Manicures and cupcakes!

    It’s a nice combo: Manicures and cupcakes! At the Chesapeake Place, an assisted living facility, the seniors love it when a small group of women from a Chesapeake church shows up to give manicures and they bring cupcakes. “We’re getting our nails done and just being pampered”, Virginia Deboe, one of the residents said with a big smile. Every Wednesday the Jazzy Nail Ladies, as they call themselves, make the trip. They’re from Great Bridge Baptist Church and after they […]

  • People Taking Action: Woman uses business to give back to community

    Portsmouth, Va.- NewsChannel 3’s Kurt Williams went searching for the owner of Facenda’s Café and Billiards off Airline Boulevard in Portsmouth. There we found Vikki Facenda. She didn’t know what was going on. We explained that we received an email about her, which read “She has the biggest heart, she helps anyone in need.” Vikki participates in the Relay For Life fundraiser to fight cancer, organized a motorcycle ride to put flags on the graves of local veterans, and helped […]

  • People Taking Action: Two amazing fifth graders donate over 2,000 pounds of food to Peninsula food bank

    Hampton, Va. – Today folks were dropping off donated food at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank –a lot of food. Two fifth graders were behind it all. Blake Howe and Braedon Swords launched a massive food drive involving schools and local businesses. Blake explains why this is important to him. “I want to make a difference. I want to get people to start doing it themselves so that we can make the world a better place,” says Blake. Braedon agrees, “We want other kids to […]

  • People Taking Action: Virginia Beach employee takes action for WWII veteran

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A 91-year-old World War II veteran had a new mission: He wanted to NewsChannel 3 to find a special employee at a Virginia Beach business who helped him in such an important way.  It was important for him to honor her. So we met Willie Hudson at Connect Hearing off Kempsriver Drive where we found Patricia Crombie. We told her we were at her job because of an email from Hudson. He read a portion of […]

  • People Taking Action: Student shares love of reading, helps other students

    Portsmouth, Va. – Heading down the hallways with the principal of Westhaven Elementary leading the way, NewsChannel 3’s Kurt Williams was off to find a special student, nominated for a People Taking Action Award by the school’s librarian, Gordon Jones. “Not everyday you find children who are able to take it upon themselves to help other children,” says Jones. The student we were looking for was De’Angelo Chamblee, who had no idea why we showed up in his classroom. We told De’Angelo […]

  • People Taking Action: Barber’s generosity helps students attend school

    A big crowd gathered in a Suffolk strip mall near a Suffolk barber shop, all to be a part of our celebration. This group included two Lakeland High students carrying the scholarship checks recently given to them by the person we were there to surprise.

  • People Taking Action: 90-year-old woman takes action for members of her community

    Newport News, Va. – At Family Light Baptist Church in Newport News we surprised a special 90-year-old member at the church. In fact, an unscheduled choir rehearsal was set up just so we could make a People Taking Action presentation for Noretha Mills. It was her son, Donnette Mills who is the church pastor who sent us an email about how she takes action. “She is a widow and has continued to support the family and friends in so many ways.” Now […]

  • People Taking Action: Virginia Beach teacher and mother of four takes action for the homeless

    Virginia Beach, Va. – It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and we’re shining our spotlight on a Virginia Beach early childhood education teacher who is taking action in and out of the classroom. When we entered Nikkia Smith’s classroom at Glenwood Elementary she burst out in laughter and then later she had tears. We received an email from her close friend, Danita Hayes, who was there with us for the surprise and read a portion of that email. “Nikkia has been helping the […]

  • People Taking Action: Widow helps others cope with loss

    Virginia Beach, Va. – She’s a 91-year-old widow, described by her friends as an “angel sent from above” who for more than two decades has been taking action comforting others going through a loss. So we surprised Julia Mullarney at Virginia Beach Christian Church where she’s a regular volunteer. We told her we’ve been hearing some good things about her from Maureen Diton. Maureen read from a hand-typed letter she wrote. “I would like to introduce to you a lady […]

  • People Taking Action: Newport News church helps students find prom dresses

    Newport News, Va. – Millions of teens take action each year in prep for prom, but a few local teens are getting their results from a different rack—the church. About 200 teens hunted around for their dream gown at All Generations Church in Newport News for FREE! It’s all a part of their community outreach initiative at their peninsula dream center. “At the beginning of the school year, I thought I was gonna have the money for this stuff and […]

  • Local businessman uses “The Germinator” to take action for Norfolk boy

    A local businessman is Taking Action and helping a nine year old boy go to school at Norfolk's Tarrallton Elementary without fear -- something that has the boy's mom shedding tears of thanks.

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