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

  • 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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  • Getting Results: Movers with big hearts help Navy vet with ALS

    Posted on: 7:25 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 09:55pm, February 26, 2014

    He used to be a warrior on the water, but now, this Navy veteran is struggling to navigate life with...
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  • Who is exempt from red light camera tickets?

    Posted on: 11:34 am, February 26, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:35am, February 26, 2014

    Not all drivers will receive tickets for running red lights at intersections where there are red light cameras. But, some...
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    Red light camera by takomabibelot from Flickr
  • Driver forced to pay for evidence in his Chesapeake red-light camera case

    Posted on: 6:28 pm, February 20, 2014, by

    Larry Richway says he was not the one driving his car, but he still got slapped with a $50 ticket after his Dodge Magnum was caught by a red-light camera.
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  • Red-light company told local cities where to put cameras based on ‘violation calculator’

    Posted on: 6:27 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 10:17pm, February 19, 2014

    The name Aaron Rosenberg is peppered throughout letters, emails and contracts connected to the red-light camera programs in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Newport News.
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  • City Council approves plan to study red light cameras in Hampton

    Posted on: 2:12 pm, February 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:54pm, February 12, 2014

    Hampton City Council is allowing police and traffic engineers to study red light cameras before a possible three year test program.
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    Red light camera by takomabibelot from Flickr
  • Have you received a tunnel toll bill?

    Posted on: 10:32 am, February 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:48pm, February 10, 2014

    Have you received a tunnel toll bill? If so, NewsChannel 3 wants to hear from you.
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  • Update: Newport News also re-evaluating yellow light times after NewsChannel 3 Investigation

    Posted on: 10:34 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 06:30pm, February 7, 2014

    One week ago, we brought you the story about the red light trap. Cities are lowering their yellow light times right after putting up red light cameras at busy intersections. Today, we got results!
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  • Hefty penalties await those who don’t pay tunnel toll bill

    Posted on: 9:11 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 11:54pm, February 6, 2014

    Court dates, fines, and no new car tags? It’s all a possibility if you choose not to pay your “Pay by...
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