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TV3 Winchester
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Winchester, Virginia (cable)
Front Royal, Virginia (cable)
Berryville, Virginia (cable)
Woodstock, Virginia (cable)
Harrisonburg, Virginia (DT)
Branding "TV3 Winchester" (general)
"TV3 Winchester News" (news)
Slogan "In Your Community"
Channels Analog: 3 (Comcast cable)
Analog: 101 (ShenTel cable)
Digital: WHSV-DT 49.3 (UHF)
Affiliations ABC
This TV
Owner Gray Television
Founded March 5, 2007

TV3 Winchester is an ABC and This TV affiliate serving the Winchester, Virginia, area. The station is owned by Gray Television, which also owns WHSV-TV, TV3 Winchester's parent station; the station is also available over-the-air on WHSV's DT3 subchannel out of Harrisonburg. TV3 Winchester is carried on Comcast cable channel 3 in Frederick, Clarke, and Warren counties and ShenTel Cable channel 101 in Shenandoah County. TV3 Winchester is not seen on any Harrisonburg cable systems, as the main WHSV channel is already available.

Along with Winchester, the station serves Frederick, Clarke, Warren, and Shenandoah counties in Virginia in news and sports gathering and weather coverage.

While the greater Winchester area is currently part of the Washington, DC television market, WHSV has requested that the region merge into the Harrisonburg market. The FCC has since honored that request.



TV-3 Winchester was first announced at a press conference at Shenandoah University in 2005. Ground was broken for the new studios, which is located along Millwood Pike in Winchester, on March 1, 2006. The studios are shared with Shenandoah University's own cable-only station, "Winchester Community Television". Construction was completed in November 2006 and the station launched on March 5, 2007.

Brad Ramsey, formerly the sports director/anchor and more recently a sales account executive at WHSV, handles general manager duties. Brad brought Tony Versley, an Emmy Award winning broadcast engineer on board as Director of Operations and Doug Stanford, formerly of WHSV, as Director of Creative Services and Promotions.

Bill DuVall was hired in September 2006 as TV-3's News Director. DuVall most recently worked at WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia as a co-anchor of NBC29 News at Sunrise. DuVall is no stranger to the area, as he worked at former FOX affiliate WYVN (now WWPX) in Martinsburg, West Virginia from 1991 to 1994. DuVall turned the "raines" of TV-3 Winchester over to Denise Chandler in 2008.

The station carries local newscasts at 6, 7 and 11pm on the weekdays. Morning newscasts on TV-3 Winchester started in early 2008.


On December 1, 2006, the TV-3 Winchester site added a "Meet The Team" page to their site. DuVall would be joined by 8 people on-air.[2]

On January 8, 2007, TV-3 Winchester officially added Lauryn Ricketts as their Chief Meteorologist. Ricketts, is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA and was born and raised in Winchester.

On February 7, 2007, WHSV made it official that the new station would be launching March 5.

On March 5, 2007, TV-3 Winchester launched with their 7pm and 11pm newscasts with only slight technical problems during the first 5 minutes of the 7pm newscast.

On September 7, 2007, WHSV's long-time high school sports show The Endzone became a jointly-produced program with TV3 Winchester Sports Director Sebastian Salazar reporting on scores and highlights for the Northern Shenandoah Valley, while Damon Dillman and Zac Choate from WHSV report on the Southern Valley. The program airs on both WHSV and TV-3 Winchester from 11:25pm to 12:05am on Friday Nights.

On September 13, 2007, TV3 Winchester was awarded the "Media Partner of the Year" award from the Top of Virginia Building Association.[1]

In Early 2008, TV-3 Winchester launched a 6pm newscast along with a morning newscast, "Good Morning Winchester".

On March 5, 2009, TV-3 Winchester celebrated its second year on the air.[2]

In April 2009, TV-3 Winchester began carrying This TV programming overnight.

Current Personalities


News Team

Sports Team

Weather Team

Former Personalities

  • Sam Brock - General Assignment Reporter (2006-2008, now at WTVR-TV in Richmond, VA)
  • Jenny Brockwell - General Assignment Reporter (2006-2008, now at Virginia Association of Museums as the Director of Membership Services and Development)
  • Emily Crider - General Assignment Reporter (2006-2008, now Assistant Coach of the Shenandoah University Women's Basketball Team)
  • Bill Duvall - Anchor (2006-2008, left due to family illness)
  • Karen Farnsworth - Freelance Health Reporter (2006-2009)
  • Katie Killen - Morning Anchor (2006-2009, now General Assignment Reporter at WLOS-TV in Asheville, North Carolina)
  • Ryan O'Connor - General Assignment Reporter (2008-2009, fired due to child porn charges)[3]
  • Shannon Peoples - General Assignment Reporter (2009-2009, left for unknown reasons)
  • Sebastian Salazar - Sports Director (2006-2008, now writing for Take2 Sports online)


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