Laurie Simmons


For several years, Laurie Simmons has been in front of the camera, reporting and anchoring all over the Southeast. Now, she is happy to bring her Emmy award-winning reporting to Hampton Roads, always ready to hit the streets for the next big story. Laurie joined Newschannel 3 in May of 2011.

Prior to landing in Norfolk, Laurie worked in Pensacola, Florida. During her time there, she covered several high profile stories, including the 2010 BP Oil Spill. Laurie was on the front lines of the crisis, reporting from the beaches, from the air, and from the seas. She also did several investigative reports on the potential health impacts, and kept BP's feet to the fire by exposing the gaps in their clean-up process.

Laurie first started out on-air in Columbus, Georgia as a Political, Military and Crime Reporter. She got very involved in the Army community at Fort Benning while covering news on post, and extensively reported on the 2008 Presidential elections. During her time there, she also won two GABBY Awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, both in the category of Best News Story.

Laurie is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC and member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. When she's not reporting the news, Laurie loves to spend time with family and friends, relax on the beach, or read a good book. She is an avid CrossFitter and also a big soccer fan, having played all her life growing up. A proud Army wife, she lives in Hampton with her husband Billy, and their dogs, Samson and Hercules.

Recent Articles

  • Who would bully military wives online?

    Posted on: 3:12 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 06:27am, April 24, 2014

    Fatty. Ugly. Leech. They’re insults you’d expect to hear on the playground at school. However they are actually aimed at...
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  • Army Strong: Laurie Simmons takes on dare from Fort Eustis soldiers

    Posted on: 6:43 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    They are some of the Army’s quickest, strongest, and fittest…and then there is me. I thought I was in shape...
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  • Congress to decide between funding technology or troops and their families

    Posted on: 7:09 pm, April 18, 2014, by

    Less money in your paycheck, while paying more housing costs out of pocket. Higher costs for Tricare while also spending...
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  • No pothole is safe around this guy

    Posted on: 5:36 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 06:09am, April 19, 2014

    Potholes, beware! It’s spring and the “Pothole Hunter” is in town. Phil Itkwick is the brain child of VDOT’s communications...
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  • What’s in VDOT’s six-year improvement plan?

    Posted on: 6:49 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Over the next six years, VDOT plans on spending more than $13 billion on major transportation projects around the state....
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  • TSA stops activations of new TWIC cards

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, April 16, 2014, by and

    Beginning Saturday April 26th, new Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) pick-ups, activations, and PIN number resets will be put on hold, until Sunday, May 4th.
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  • Beach police say high speed pursuit of pharmacy murder suspect followed policy

    Posted on: 7:12 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    Beach Police say he robbed two stores at gunpoint, murdered a beloved Beach pharmacist, then failed to stop when officers tried to pull him over.
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  • VA Governor vetos bill allowing drivers to appeal red-light camera tickets

    Posted on: 7:01 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 07:11pm, April 8, 2014

    With one single swipe of his pen, Governor Terry McAuliffe this week crushed the hopes of drivers wanting to fight...
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  • Has the VA solved their backlog problems?

    Posted on: 5:36 pm, April 4, 2014, by and

    After being ripped apart by Congress and the media for years, the Department of Veterans Affairs is now proudly proclaiming their backlog of disability claims is down by 44 percent.
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  • Can we ever eradicate the threat of violence on military bases?

    Posted on: 7:13 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    The Pentagon calls it the “insider threat” someone with credentials and access to military bases, who has gone through background...
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  • New Army tattoo policy eliminates potential recruits, future officer promotions

    Posted on: 6:51 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 05:48am, April 3, 2014

    If you want to sign on the dotted line to serve Uncle Sam in the Army, it’s going to get...
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  • Your ride to work is about to get a lot smoother

    Posted on: 8:59 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    You wanted them gone and now, VDOT is implementing their permanent solution to get rid of those pesky potholes for...
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