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: 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.

  • People Taking Action: 90-year-old woman takes action for members of her community

    Newport News, Va. – At Family Light Baptist Church in Newport News we surprised a special 90-year-old member at the church. In fact, an unscheduled choir rehearsal was set up just so we could make a People Taking Action presentation for Noretha Mills. It was her son, Donnette Mills who is the church pastor who sent us an email about how she takes action. “She is a widow and has continued to support the family and friends in so many ways.” Now […]

  • People Taking Action: Virginia Beach teacher and mother of four takes action for the homeless

    Virginia Beach, Va. – It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and we’re shining our spotlight on a Virginia Beach early childhood education teacher who is taking action in and out of the classroom. When we entered Nikkia Smith’s classroom at Glenwood Elementary she burst out in laughter and then later she had tears. We received an email from her close friend, Danita Hayes, who was there with us for the surprise and read a portion of that email. “Nikkia has been helping the […]

  • People Taking Action: Widow helps others cope with loss

    Virginia Beach, Va. – She’s a 91-year-old widow, described by her friends as an “angel sent from above” who for more than two decades has been taking action comforting others going through a loss. So we surprised Julia Mullarney at Virginia Beach Christian Church where she’s a regular volunteer. We told her we’ve been hearing some good things about her from Maureen Diton. Maureen read from a hand-typed letter she wrote. “I would like to introduce to you a lady […]

  • People Taking Action: Newport News church helps students find prom dresses

    Newport News, Va. – Millions of teens take action each year in prep for prom, but a few local teens are getting their results from a different rack—the church. About 200 teens hunted around for their dream gown at All Generations Church in Newport News for FREE! It’s all a part of their community outreach initiative at their peninsula dream center. “At the beginning of the school year, I thought I was gonna have the money for this stuff and […]

  • Local businessman uses “The Germinator” to take action for Norfolk boy

    A local businessman is Taking Action and helping a nine year old boy go to school at Norfolk's Tarrallton Elementary without fear -- something that has the boy's mom shedding tears of thanks.

  • People Taking Action: Honoring the mother of a fallen Marine

    Chesapeake, Va. – She has organized countless fund-raisers to send care packages to Marines overseas in honor of her son killed in combat. We surprised her recently at one of those fund-raisers to present her with a People Taking Action award! At the Lockside Bar and Grill in Chesapeake, there was a full house to help raise money for the Cody Childers Memorial Fund. And once again in the middle of it all organizing this effort is Cody’s mom, Wendy. […]

  • People Taking Action: NewsChannel 3 surprises special Hampton volunteer

    Hampton, Va. – We had a special surprise for one special volunteer at the Downtown Hampton Child Development Center. Her name is Mildred Gray, better known as “Grandma Gray.”  When we surprised her, we told it was because of an email from Chere Flowers, the pre-school’s development manager. “I`ve worked with a lot of volunteers over my career, but ‘Grandma Gray’ is one of those people whose outstanding qualities make her indispensable,” the letter read. She’s been a volunteer for six years […]

  • People Taking Action: Neighbors help save Virginia Beach boy who fell through thin ice

    Neighbors saved an 11-year-old boy who fell through a frozen pond in Virginia Beach off Indian River Rd earlier this week. So Newschannel 3 decided to surprise those rescuers, and we had some company when we showed up with People Taking Action awards!

  • 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. […]


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