Laurie Simmons

Investigator

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

  • Family: Missing woman may have had affair with accused killer

    Posted on: 7:08 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 07:10pm, March 20, 2014

    Since her mother went missing in early March, Precious Powell says her family has been overwhelmed with tips--but one stuck out, having to do with a man Rosa Powell was spotted with frequently in Norfolk.
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  • Daughter of Norfolk woman found dead: ‘I just want him to explain why’

    Posted on: 11:09 am, March 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:45pm, March 19, 2014

    Norfolk Police have arrested a 42-year-old man and charged him with second-degree murder in the death of a missing woman whose body was found over the weekend.
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  • NewsChannel 3 Investigation could stop cities from taking advantage of drivers

    Posted on: 7:21 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    After NewsChannel 3 uncovered the City of Norfolk lowering yellow light times the day red-light cameras went live, they insisted...
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  • Father charged with child abuse after being accused of driving drunk with daughter in car

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    35-year-old Jasen Brown now faces misdemeanor child abuse charges after North Carolina state troopers say he drove drunk, with his 12-year-old daughter in the car.
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  • How to fight a red-light camera ticket in Norfolk

    Posted on: 4:40 pm, March 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:58pm, March 18, 2014

    A Norfolk judge says he's throwing out red light camera tickets after NewsChannel 3 uncovered information proving the city shortened yellow light times. But before ticket holders start celebrating, it's a bit more complicated when it comes to getting the money back.
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  • Norfolk judge throws out red-light camera tickets after NewsChannel 3 Investigation

    Posted on: 12:46 pm, March 13, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:00am, March 14, 2014

    A Norfolk judge has thrown out a Navy sailor's red light camera ticket and reversed his decision on others after the sailor presented NewsChannel 3's investigation into shorter yellow light times as evidence.
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  • VDOT revises snow expenses; now $150 million over budget

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 06:04am, March 13, 2014

    Mother Nature is wreaking even more havoc on VDOT's snow budget after the agency updated their books this week.
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  • Virginia Beach adds 20 minutes to school day for makeups, but keeps Saturday School

    Posted on: 7:31 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 08:30pm, March 11, 2014

    They have 183 days built into the school calendar, but Virginia Beach Interim Superintendent Dr. Sheila Magula has refused to even consider using those days for snow make-ups.
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  • Ahoskie Elementary celebrates the life of girls who died in house fire

    Posted on: 7:33 pm, March 10, 2014, by and

    It was a sea of purple at Ahoskie Elementary School on Monday -- purple balloons and purple clothes, as Aaliyah and Angel Cherry's friends said their final goodbyes in a public display of remembrance.
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  • Wednesday morning commute halted by icy conditions

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, March 5, 2014, by and

    How did we survive a snowstorm, but not the overnight freezing rain? Tuesday’s light rain led to black ice overnight on bridges and overpasses, which hit the morning commuters hard on Wednesday.
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  • Snow storms blow up VDOT budget by $100 million; costs double in Hampton Roads

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    After 4 snow storms walloped Hampton Roads this winter it’s no surprise that VDOT is over budget when it comes...
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  • Court of Appeals to decide if Cameron Crockett deserves 3rd trial

    Posted on: 7:23 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 02:02pm, March 4, 2014

    The case covered the airwaves during the holiday season of 2008 after Beach Police arrested Cameron Crockett for driving drunk...
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