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: 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 […]

  • People Taking Action: Student says special education teacher helped him achieve his dream

    NewsChannel 3 received an email from a Suffolk seventh grader, John DeJesus , who said he struggled with reading and math, but his special education teacher really turned things around.

  • People Taking Action: Long-time shipyard employee gets ultimate retirement surprise

    NewsChannel 3 took action to honor a woman who is a long-time shipyard employee and an active volunteer in the community.

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    Farewell, Bianca Martinez!

    We’re celebrating NewsChannel 3’s Bianca Martinez, who will be leaving the station to take on new challenges and opportunities at a fortune 500 company. She’s been with NewsChannel 3 for over a decade and has anchored the 4-6:30 p.m. and the 11 p.m. When she wasn’t anchoring or working on her feature, “Do My Military Job,” Bianca spent much of her free time with her husband and their two children. Lucas and Sophia keep her busy with soccer and lots of […]

  • The big man with a big heart gets a huge surprise!

    At Park Place Methodist Church in Norfolk, some call him Mr. John, others know him as Big John. Today, NewsChannel 3 recognized him for his hard work and dedication.

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    10-year-old pulls off big and emotional surprise for Mom

    It seemed like a regular day at Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-131. Normal activities on the flight line and in the hangar at Naval Air Station Oceana. But a surprise was about to unfold involving a special volunteer, thanks to the squadron’s commanding officer Matt Barker. “It amazes me because she’s a mom. She supports her husband who’s at work all the time and she’s doing this ombudsman job as well. I don’t know how she does it. It’s amazing.” He’s […]

  • Local music teacher inspiring students one note at a time!

    There's an incredible sound coming out of Smithfield High School. It's the school's jazz band under the direction of Aaron Hill.


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