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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 dedicates time to feeding needy families in Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach, Va. – At Coastal Community Church in Virginia Beach, you’ll find a lot of activity throughout the week at the church’s food pantry. The person behind it all is Linda Xenakis. It all started about four years ago out of Linda`s home and then within a few months she approached the church saying she wanted to do a food pantry and over the years, it`s grown into a thriving volunteer operation. She says they see people who find […]

  • 89-year-old woman takes action to help neighbors

    Suffolk, Va. – At Saint Phillips Pentecostal Church in Suffolk, one of their special members was surprised. At the church’s Wednesday night Bible Study, NewsChannel 3 was allowed to briefly interrupt to call down our guest of honor, Margaret Colander. Gloria Diggs nominated her for a People Taking Action Award.  In her email, she described her as amazing, energetic, encouraged and helpful. “I look to her as my adopted mom. Times when life seemed tough, she encouraged my heart so […]

  • Take action for teen working to help the homeless

    She’s been taking action night after night and now you can take action for her! We’re talking about Mariah Smith, the young Virginia Beach woman who’s been on a crusade to help the homeless and at one point was homeless herself. We’ve been following her efforts for some time as she regularly heads out with her adoptive mom handing out blankets and food to those in need. In telling her story, we shared how she was abandoned as an infant […]

  • People Taking Action: Hampton deacon taking action to help kids start school right

    They were lining up outside of First Baptist of Hampton this week for the church’s Back-to-School Blast; it was a chance to get a free backpack loaded with school supplies. The key organizer is Vera Powell.  After being introduced to her, we told her we received an email  from fellow church member Judy Featherson, who read part of that email on the air. “I am interested in someone being recognized for taking action in the community.” Deacon Powell has been the leading force […]

  • Woman returns purse to NSU professor with priceless item inside

    A Good Samaritan found a stolen purse and returned it to a local college professor.  Yes, the money was gone, but there was something more valuable inside. That professor set up a lunch at a Town Center coffee shop in Virginia Beach to help reward the good deed. Norfolk State University professor Dr. Carol Pretlow was very eager to surprise her new friend, Marsha Brunswick. When we walked into the Daily Grind, she was literally at a loss for words. Marsha thought she was just […]

  • Afro Dogs gearing up for another back-to-school giveaway

    What started out as a Black power movement is now helping kids in the area. The Afro Dogs of Hampton are holding their annual event giving away back-to-school supplies. Last year, kids received backpacks loaded with goodies. This group’s good deeds earned them a People Taking Action Award last year. Now they are gearing up for another giveaway later on this month. They tell NewsChannel 3 that they do this to fulfill their Afro Dog Mission, which stands for Doing […]

  • People Taking Action: Couple takes time to honor the Military

    It is a special breakfast that’s possible year after year due to the generosity of  a special couple.  I was invited to surprise them with a People Taking Action award in an email from Ed Fancher, a Vietnam War veteran. “For more than a decade POW’s from WWII have met at Bunny’s Restaurant in Suffolk. For all those years William and Sarah Blair have graciously paid for the breakfasts of all who come.” While it started out as a monthly breakfast of local prisoners […]

  • People taking action recipient has donated gallons of blood

    With the help of his daughter and wife, we’re trying to surprise someone very passionate about donating blood. We caught up with Jim Stricker at a recent blood drive. I explained that his wife Karen sent us an email and read a portion of it. “I would like to nominate my husband, Jim Stricker, for your People Taking Action award.” She shared how for 14 years, Jim has helped organize blood drives at their Chesapeake church, Aldersgate United Methodist.  They have one every […]

  • Stranger steps in to pay woman’s veterinarian bills

    Jay Carson loves her miniature American Eskimo, Keyohsho. But recently Keyohsho was having health issues and Jay was having problems getting care until a stranger stepped in to help. That stranger was the manager of Towne Bank in Norfolk off Granby Street. Jay says she was at work talking to a co-worker expressing her frustration about getting care for her dog. “Ms. Bowerman, who was a customer at the store I was working at, happened to overhear my conversation and […]

  • Welcome back Beverly Kidd!

    She grew up on the water in the Chick’s Beach section of Virginia Beach. We visited Beverly Kidd’s old neighborhood, and it brought back memories of crabbing and skim-boarding. “I was very lucky. And so going from this to the desert, where there was no water in sight, was quite a culture shock you might imagine. So it`s good to be back.” Beverly is back from spending a few years anchoring the news in Arizona. We also stopped by her old high […]

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    Take a walk down memory lane with our newest anchor…

    We're still getting a lot of emails about our new anchor -- who isn't really that new at all! Beverly is a Virginia Beach native and as part of her welcome back to the area, she spent much of this week taking a stroll down memory lane with Kurt.

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    People Taking Action: And the winner is…

    It was a celebration of people taking action! We’re talking about 12 of our most popular People Taking Action Award stories on wtkr.com over the past year. Today at an awards luncheon at the Town Point Club in Downtown Norfolk, NewsChannel 3 and our community partner Southern Bank honored these 12 recipients and to announce the person who received the most votes as the 2014 People Taking Action Humanitarian Award winner. But first, who are the 12 nominees? 1) Reuben Price […]

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