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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
  • Local Girl Scout makes 2,000 cards for troops

    Newport News, Va. – A 10-year-old Newport News girl is in our spotlight for taking action in a big way. She wanted to send holiday cards to our local troops–a lot of cards. There were so many, it surprised her mom and the American Red Cross in Hampton which was coordinating the effort. Recently, Debbie Sutton with the Red Cross, got to meet this ambitious girl scout and say thanks. Sutton admits when she first heard little Brianna Wall wanted […]

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    Student leaders work with Virginia Beach Superintendent, School Board to take action on behalf of their classmates

    Virginia Beach, Va. – NewsChannel 3’s Kurt Williams paid a visit to local school leaders from Virginia Beach high schools. These students are taking action — they are going to be working with the superintendent and school board, focusing on key issues important to students. The group held a meeting on Tuesday in Virginia Beach. See photos from the event, below.  

  • Virginia Beach woman creates special Christmas stockings for the homeless

    Virginia Beach, Va. – At Mariah Smith’s Virginia Beach home, it’s been a steady drop off of goodies for this young crusader for the homeless. Helping the homeless is nothing new for Mariah. We’ve seen her with her mom, hitting the streets handing out blankets and food for those in need. Her latest mission, holiday stockings for the homeless, were stockings packed with essential items. Ricki Wright dropped off 10 stockings which included socks, gloves, Christmas cards, toothpaste and tooth brushes. […]

  • NewsChannel 3 is giving thanks to some of our favorite People Taking Action

    This Thanksgiving, we're once again expressing our thanks to some of the wonderful People Taking Action here in Hampton Roads.

  • "Snatch the pebble from my hand, grasshopper!"

    “Snatch the pebble from my hand, grasshopper!”

    Norfolk, Va. – Vernetta Howell, an energetic third grade teacher at Norfolk’s Jacox Elementary School is active in her community. Not only that, she is a breast cancer survivor and enjoys Tae Kwon Do. In fact, she’s a third degree black belt. She’s been a student at Tae Kwon Do Champions for 20 years and also volunteers there. The owner, Jack Dark, says she’s active throughout the community and shared that in an email. “She does clothing drives, food drives, school […]

  • Girl Scouts in Chesapeake take action for Veterans Day

    A project for Girl Scout troop 4077 turned into special gifts for military veterans and active duty personnel going in and out of the Navy Exchange at Naval Station Norfolk and it wasn’t what most people expect when they see Girl Scouts. “I wasn’t sure if cookies were in my future or not but I was pretty overwhelmed when the little girl gave me this star,” said one recipient. And it’s not just any star… it’s one from our American […]

  • People Taking Action: Hair salon owner spends thousands to help breast cancer survivors

    Chesapeake, Va. – We shine our spotlight on a Chesapeake hair salon owner who spent thousands of dollars helping some breast cancer survivors feel like they were top models. So NewsChannel 3 went to her salon and surprised her with a People Taking Action Award. When we arrived it was Tamiko Williams was not looking for the spotlight. But I shared with her, it was an email by Regina Harper-Foreman that got me to hair salon, an email that told me […]

  • People Taking Action: NewsChannel 3 honors amazing teacher battling third round of breast cancer

    Norfolk, Va. – Today we surprised a remarkable teacher at Granby High School. We dropped in on Spanish teacher Camille Yorke, who greeted us while at the same time wondering this was about. We received an email from a parent about her. The email read, “Her infectious energy, dazzling smile, and inspiring spirit motivates students.” She is very popular teacher in her 13th year at Granby. During that time she’s been battling breast cancer on and off. It has come […]

  • People Taking Action: Sailor creates haunted house to help fund little league activities in Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, Va. – Halloween is just days away, and if you’re looking for a good scare and want to take action for a great cause, then you should head to the Cradock section of Portsmouth. This is all possible thanks to one very busy sailor. There’s a haunted house and hayride, plus a frightening walk through the woods all at the Cradock Little League Baseball Fields near 1700 Victory Boulevard. The cost is five dollars and the proceeds from this […]

  • People Taking Action: Line dancing to help in the fight against breast cancer

    Portsmouth, Va. – Reggie Jones is a veteran employee for the Portsmouth’s Social Services Department. But when he finishes his 9-5 for the city, you’ll find him teaching a line dancing class for some pretty extraordinary folks. On this night, he was invited to bring his exercise class to Fourth Baptist for the church’s breast cancer awareness event. The organizers say Reggie is great draw. And there are also several breast cancer survivors who join in on the dance steps, […]

  • 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 […]


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