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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 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.

  • Viewer takes action for woman burned out of home

    A Franklin woman was burned out of her home. She’s now found a new place to live and thanks to some good Samaritans, she has even more good news! The first time we met Magdeline Jenkins, it was last month when she thanked two Franklin police officers for pulling her unconscious from her burning home on Bracy Street. She woke up in the hospital and had lost all of her belongings in her home. One of our generous viewers saw that story […]

  • Kurt is taking action!

    Kurt Williams buys lunch for folks at Chick-fil-A in Norfolk

    It's National Pay It Forward Day - and Kurt Williams is taking action to buy...

  • People Taking Action: School custodian helps bullied Beach student

    We shine our spotlight on a Virginia Beach school employee who saw something that might have looked like trash and because he took action, he helped a fourth grader who was dealing with being bullied. In the school office at Parkways Elementary, co-workers gather waiting for a special custodian to show up. He was being escorted by his supervisor who was in on the surprise of  23-year-old Bradley Parker. As soon as he walked in he was greeted by a thunderous “Surprise!”  […]

  • Smithfield police officer celebrates his miracle on Good Friday

    Good Friday now has a dual, special meaning for a local man who was dying for his act of bravery years ago as a Smithfield police officer. We’re talking about Kurt Beach, whose wife took to social media today to say thanks. This her post from Facebook this morning: “5 years ago this week the doctors sent my husband home to die saying there was nothing else they could do for him. After a series of God interventions we received the amazing phone […]

  • People Taking Action: Dedicated teacher uses his money to feed kids

    Brian Sarmiento at Kemps Landing Magnet School seemed puzzled when our cameras showed up in the school’s cafeteria. Noah, the student who wrote us an email, and a handful of fellow 6th graders started collecting goodies for their teacher. They discovered Mr. Sarmiento was dipping into his own pockets, including getting that part-time job, to make sure he could provide snacks for students participating in after school activities. They also raised $350 for the teacher’s snack fund. It all left […]

  • 92-year-old Volunteer: ‘Makes me feel good to realize I’ve helped somebody’

    Edith Brown, 92, didn’t know what to think when we showed up with our cameras. I told her we had been hearing some good things about her, causing her to respond with a laugh, “Well, I’m glad. Look, I’m too old to be bad!” Edith Brown is a part of the “Feed the Hungry Crew” at  First Church of Newport News Baptist. She is their oldest volunteer. “I do all the shopping. I go to the Foodbank and shop. I go to Costco and shop. I go […]

  • People Taking Action: ‘It’s just my heart. I want to do things for other people’

    A burst of applause for a stunned Mavis Dixon. We surprised the beloved registrar at her job at Point Option High School in Newport News. She was guided back to a classroom where we were hiding along with relatives, co-workers and some students who all yelled surprise! Mavis didn’t know what to think, “I don’t know, my heart’s going a 100 miles an hour.” In addition to a dedicated school employee, she’s passionate about community service.  I told her we had received an email […]

  • People Taking Action: Two Franklin officers battle flames to save lives

    Today, we honored two Franklin heroes who helped to save two women from a fire. With the help of the Franklin Police Department we went into their headquarters for a  surprise. Magdeline Jenkins came with thank you cards for Officer Quentin Livingston and Sgt. Todd Lyons. As soon as they walked into the conference room where we were waiting, Jenkins greeted them with hugs and the two officers soon realized why they had been summoned by their bosses. Last month, […]

  • Students getting ready for robot competition in Hampton

    Students at Hampton’s Phoebus High are ready for competition. The challenge: Get a robot that they designed and built in class to pick up a large, rubber ball, which did not always go smoothly and then successfully throw it over a goal and score for their team. Students like 14-year-old Hunter Lawrence say, “It’s pretty cool to know you’re building the program that actually makes the robot run.” It started with a design and it’s in the concept and design phases […]

  • People Taking Action: Norfolk mother takes action and earns nickname the ‘runner’

    Shanna Branum, a volunteer at Tarrallton Elementary, greeted us with cheers when we entered the classroom where she was helping with our cameras rolling, but she’s not the nominee. Our People Taking Action nominee is Tanya Reynolds, a volunteer, mother of four and she’s at the school Monday through Friday. Shanna was one of the people who nominated Tanya and got a little emotional about it as she was reading her nomination letter about Tanya. “She is an amazing mother […]

  • Head custodian at Thalia Elementary takes action for students

    Today, NewsChannel 3 recognized the head custodian at a Beach elementary school who is doing great things for students and making a real difference.


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