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Jason Powles

Jason Powles is the anchor for the Live at Five Newshour, NEWSChannel 2 at Six, NEWSChannel 2 at 10 on the CW and NEWSChannel 2 at 11.

Title: Anchor
jpowles@wktv.com

Jason Powles is the anchor for the Live at Five Newshour, NEWSChannel 2 at Six, NEWSChannel 2 at 10 on the CW and NEWSChannel 2 at 11.

Jason has been with NEWSChannel 2 since July 1996. From 2012 to 2019, he was the anchor on NEWSChannel 2 at Sunrise and NEWSChannel 2 at Noon. He was also the sports director at WKTV for 14 years.

From local sports to local news, Jason tells the stories that matter most to viewers. He has helped NEWSChannel 2 win numerous AP and NY State Broadcaster awards in his over two decades with the station. His work hosting race coverage of the Boilermaker Road Race helped earn WKTV multiple Associated Press Broadcast Awards.

Jason is from Rotterdam, N.Y., and grew up loving television. His mother said his first words included "Cronkhite!" The interest in the field led him to study public communications at the College of Saint Rose, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in May 1992.

He's married to his lovely wife Anne and has two wonderful daughters, Rachael and Jillian.

Recent Posts by Jason Powles

Utica fire crews respond to hotel fire at Red Roof Inn

UTICA, N.Y. -- Three rooms were destroyed following a fire at the Red Roof Inn on Weaver Street Friday night.

Multiple crews battle a house fire in Oriskany Falls

ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y. -- Multiple fire departments battled a house fire in Oriskany Falls on Wednesday evening.

Multiple families escape house fire in Whitesboro

WHITESBORO, N.Y. -- Multiple fire crews battled a house fire in Whitesboro on Friday evening.

One person injured in a house fire in Marcy

MARCY, N.Y. -- One person suffered critical injuries during a house fire in Marcy on Friday evening.

New Hartford superintendent of schools resigns

At the end of the New Hartford Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, President Pam King announced the board had accepted the resignation of Superintendent Robert Nole.

New Griffiss vaccination site fills up in just minutes

ROME, N.Y. -- As the Oneida County Health Department gets set to open a new POD at Griffiss Park for Covid-19 vaccinations, appointments filled up in just minutes on Wednesday night.

Local theater group set to present Shakespeare work on podcast

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- The Theater at Woodshill will release its first-ever, fully-orchestrated and sound-scaped audioplay of Shakespeare's festive comedy "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" on January 22nd at 6 p.m.

Holland Patent CSD to go remote for a month

HOLLAND PATENT, NY -- The Holland Patent School District will shift to remote instruction beginning December 10 through January 15. School will resume on Tuesday, January 19.

Police investigate shooting in South Utica

UTICA, N.Y. -- Police are investigating a shooting Friday night in South Utica.

Body found inside Vienna home following large fire

Fire crews are on the scene of a structure fire on Deeley Road in the Town of Vienna.

New York Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 2075539

Reported Deaths: 52770
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Livingston430758
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Otsego337647
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