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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
  • 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 […]

  • People Taking Action: Sailor creates haunted house to help fund little league activities in Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, Va. – Halloween is just days away, and if you’re looking for a good scare and want to take action for a great cause, then you should head to the Cradock section of Portsmouth. This is all possible thanks to one very busy sailor. There’s a haunted house and hayride, plus a frightening walk through the woods all at the Cradock Little League Baseball Fields near 1700 Victory Boulevard. The cost is five dollars and the proceeds from this […]

  • People Taking Action: Line dancing to help in the fight against breast cancer

    Portsmouth, Va. – Reggie Jones is a veteran employee for the Portsmouth’s Social Services Department. But when he finishes his 9-5 for the city, you’ll find him teaching a line dancing class for some pretty extraordinary folks. On this night, he was invited to bring his exercise class to Fourth Baptist for the church’s breast cancer awareness event. The organizers say Reggie is great draw. And there are also several breast cancer survivors who join in on the dance steps, […]

  • People Taking Action: Woman dedicates time to feeding needy families in Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach, Va. – At Coastal Community Church in Virginia Beach, you’ll find a lot of activity throughout the week at the church’s food pantry. The person behind it all is Linda Xenakis. It all started about four years ago out of Linda`s home and then within a few months she approached the church saying she wanted to do a food pantry and over the years, it`s grown into a thriving volunteer operation. She says they see people who find […]

  • 89-year-old woman takes action to help neighbors

    Suffolk, Va. – At Saint Phillips Pentecostal Church in Suffolk, one of their special members was surprised. At the church’s Wednesday night Bible Study, NewsChannel 3 was allowed to briefly interrupt to call down our guest of honor, Margaret Colander. Gloria Diggs nominated her for a People Taking Action Award.  In her email, she described her as amazing, energetic, encouraged and helpful. “I look to her as my adopted mom. Times when life seemed tough, she encouraged my heart so […]

  • Take action for teen working to help the homeless

    She’s been taking action night after night and now you can take action for her! We’re talking about Mariah Smith, the young Virginia Beach woman who’s been on a crusade to help the homeless and at one point was homeless herself. We’ve been following her efforts for some time as she regularly heads out with her adoptive mom handing out blankets and food to those in need. In telling her story, we shared how she was abandoned as an infant […]

  • People Taking Action: Hampton deacon taking action to help kids start school right

    They were lining up outside of First Baptist of Hampton this week for the church’s Back-to-School Blast; it was a chance to get a free backpack loaded with school supplies. The key organizer is Vera Powell.  After being introduced to her, we told her we received an email  from fellow church member Judy Featherson, who read part of that email on the air. “I am interested in someone being recognized for taking action in the community.” Deacon Powell has been the leading force […]

  • Woman returns purse to NSU professor with priceless item inside

    A Good Samaritan found a stolen purse and returned it to a local college professor.  Yes, the money was gone, but there was something more valuable inside. That professor set up a lunch at a Town Center coffee shop in Virginia Beach to help reward the good deed. Norfolk State University professor Dr. Carol Pretlow was very eager to surprise her new friend, Marsha Brunswick. When we walked into the Daily Grind, she was literally at a loss for words. Marsha thought she was just […]


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