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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
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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.

  • 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 […]

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    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 […]


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