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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 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. […]

  • 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 […]


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