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: 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 […]

  • 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.


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