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Kristen Copeland

Kristen produces and anchors the Live at Five Newshour and anchors NEWSChannel 2 at 6:00.

Title: Anchor

Born and raised in the Greater Utica area, Kristen Copeland grew up watching WKTV NEWSChannel 2. In fact, she's never lived out of the viewing area. Kristen graduated from New Hartford High School in 2001 and SUNY Oneonta in 2005.

Kristen officially joined the NEWSChannel 2 team in 2005 but first drove up Smith Hill Road as an intern in 2000. She's worked on various newscasts starting as a producer of NEWSChannel 2 at Daybreak and Sunrise. From there, Kristen was named anchor of NEWSChannel 2 Weekend Today and then, NEWSChannel 2 Weekend. For the last decade and counting, Kristen has produced and anchored the Live at Five Newshour and anchored NEWSChannel 2 at 6:00.

If you have a story to share or to request a Newstalk spot, email Kristen at

If you just want to say hi, you can find Kristen on Twitter @Kris10Copeland or on Facebook @KristenCopelandWKTV

Recent Posts by Kristen Copeland

Bridge removed, Canal Reopened

The Higginsville Road Bridge, in Verona, is removed from the Erie Canal. Boat traffic resumes.

Ilion firefighters stop flames from spreading

Ilion firefighters stopped flames from spreading in a home on East Main Street. Firefighters were called to 252 East Main Street at 11:30 p.m. Friday. The cause is still under investigation.

CNY Memorial Stair Climb draws hundreds

The CNY Memorial Stair Climb honors the first responders who were killed while saving lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks. More than 400 local first responders, including firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel, climb the steps of the State Office Building, in Utica.

Special Metals union employees set to strike

Approximately 220 employees of Special Metals plan to hit the picket line at midnight.

Fire destroys school bus in Trenton

The driver was not injured, but the fire caused a lot of damage.

NEWSTALK: Mobile Screening Coach

The Cancer Services Program will offer free mammograms, pap tests and pelvic exams Thursday, August 29.

Don's Meat Shop reopens after June fire

One month after a fire at Don's Meat Shop, in Laurens, the business is back open. From the moment the flames broke out, Don Toombs said he would reopen.

NEWSTALK: Project Fibonacci STEAM Conference

Project Fibonacci is taking everyone to Mars this summer. The annual STEAM conference is taking place July 28 - August 3. The event focuses on how we will live on Mars once we travel there.

GTD 2019: Lucas Russell

Lucas Russell, of Whitesboro, was not selected as part of the 2019 Go the Distance team but he showed up anyway. Lucas ran every week, three times a week, for 12 weeks and earned a spot as the honorary member of this year's class.

NEWSTALK: RCIL Dining for a Cause

Enjoy an evening of fine cuisine and auctions to benefit local Senior Citizens! Wednesday, June 5th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dorothy Smith Center for Advocacy at RCIL, 1607 Genesee Street, Utica.

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