Reed joined the News Channel 3 team in June 2010 as a general assignment reporter. Since then, he’s covered a wide array of stories across Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina. Reed says the best things about his job are that he learns something new every day, each shift is different, and he gets to meet so many interesting people. His favorite stories are those that exemplify the station’s motto–“Taking Action, Getting Results”–by helping viewers. Any story on the beach finishes a close second.

Reed grew up in Great Falls, Virginia. After a six-year sabbatical in Upstate New York, he is ecstatic to return to his home state.

Before returning to Virginia, Reed worked at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York. He reported on important economic issues affecting that area, focusing on the debate over natural gas drilling.

Reed attended Syracuse University, graduating with a dual degree in broadcast journalism and political science and a minor in geography. As a second generation Orange fan, rooting for Syracuse basketball is in his genes.

In his free time, Reed works out, trains for marathons, and enjoys reading at the beach. He’s a fanatic follower of HBO’s “The Wire” and loves going to baseball games and trying new restaurants.

Recent Articles
  • VDOT unveils new interactive map

    Getting around roads in Virginia or at times bouncing around them, is always an adventure. To make driving in Virginia a little easier, the Commonwealth’s Department of Transportation recently launched It’s being billed as the one-stop shop for what you need to know. It’s merged 511, along with other info that had previously been scattered across multiple sites all into one more, user-friendly page. There you can check on road conditions: the good, the bad, and the I-264. The […]

  • Two brave Newport News officers save three people in overturned boat

    Five people were on a nearly 40-year-old boat when its engine failed. The weight of the people and their coolers was too much and the boat capsized. Three of them were saved thanks to two brave officers.

  • Peninsula residents fed up with violence hold townhall meeting

    People went to An Achievable Dream Middle School in Newport News committed to making a better Newport News.

  • UPDATE: Knife-wielding suspect shot and killed by Norfolk officer identified

    UPDATE: The victim in this shooting has been identified as 72-year-old Lawrence H. Faine.  Norfolk, Va. – A suspect was shot and killed by a Norfolk police officer at Calvary Towers on Wednesday afternoon. Police say this happened in the 800 block of E. Virginia Beach Blvd. They responded to the scene at around 3:00 p.m. Officials say the officer is OK. They say the officer was issuing an emergency custody order to place the person in custody for their […]

  • Beachgoers in Yorktown say ‘creepy’ man has been taking photos of women

    A Newport News man is banned from the beach for what can best be described as being a habitual creep. Taylor Dibble was with his girlfriend at the beach in Yorktown, when a man in the bushes started taking photos of her as she was sunning in a bikini. “He had a big ol’ lens and you know he’d zoom way close, and it was pretty creepy you know?” Dibble said. “Use your computer, stay at home, don’t come out […]

  • Flags at half-staff to remember Officer Brian Jones gunned down over the weekend

    The Cottage Drive Civic League met Monday night, three days after an officer who patrolled their neighborhood was gunned down. Norfolk Police officer Brian Jones was killed Friday night, as a crime scene sprawled over three sites, taking not only Jones’ life but that of 17-year-old Mark Rodriguez. The shooter, James Brown, died as well. “We realize the sacrifice that they have made by losing a loved one and even though it was in the line of duty, it’s still […]

  • Norfolk Police officer, student, and gunman killed in shooting spree

    Norfolk, Va. – A Norfolk police officer and a 17-year-old Norfolk Christian student were killed by a gunman who was later killed by police Friday night. A second police officer, also wounded, could do nothing to save Officer Brian Jones. Jones is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. He was a five-year veteran of the police force. The deadly night began when shots were reported fired in the 8400 block of Chesapeake Boulevard at 10:48 PM. 29-year-old […]

  • Watch: Rabid fox attacks family’s dog

    A rabid fox acted a Bayside family's dog Sunday. The fox went after multiple people, and would have bitten them if it were not for Jim Sullivan taking action for his neighbor.

  • Viva Vivo! Corolla Wild Horse fund saves five-day-old horse

    Corolla, N.C. – Vivo is a five-day-old horse, saved by the Corolla Wild Horse fund. He was walking on his tip toes, which would have led him to be crippled later in life. “It was just a recipe for disaster in the wild, so now he’s going to have a great life,” said Karen McCalpin, the executive director at the Corolla Wild Horse fund. Vivo was spotted on the Outer Banks by rescuers with the Corolla Wild Horse fund over the […]

  • Two women, child forced to escape armed, masked man through second-story window

    A young child was tossed to safety out of a second floor window in Newport News Tuesday night around 10. “We told them to throw the baby,” said Sequoia Johnson. “We caught the baby boy, then she came down, then a bigger one came too.” Two women in their early 20s, one of them with a young child, were in their Hickory Point Boulevard home. Police say an armed, masked man came up to their door, yelling that he was […]

  • Ravens draftee arrested, charged in Williamsburg

    Lorenzo Taliaferro, a Ravens draftee, was arrested and charged for being drunk in public.

  • Man pistol whipped and robbed in Newport News apartment wants out of lease

    A Newport News man was pistol-whipped by three men who first burglarized his apartment, and then came back to rob him.