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

Oneida County Sheriff's investigate fatal motorcycle accident in Marcy

MARCY, N.Y. -- A Rome man has died following a motorcycle accident in the Town of Marcy on Thursday.

Man allegedly throws objects at firefighters battling blaze

Fire crews were on scene into the early morning hours battling a house fire on Saratoga Street in Utica from Wednesday night.

Waterville school teachers wave goodbye to students

WATERVILLE, N.Y. -- Tuesday was the last official day of school at Memorial Park Elementary School in Waterville and while the teachers can't hug their kids goodbye, they did the next best thing.

Route 5S safety project moves to phase 2

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Route 5S safety project in Utica has moved to phase 2. Both east and west bound lanes of route 5S will be in the new alignment.

Garage and yard sales are a go with rules

WKTV -- New York State has released guidelines for private residential garage and yard sales. They can begin now, but there are rules.

JCPenney in New Hartford and Rome to close

The JCPenney locations in New Hartford and Rome are on the list to close as the company tries to stabilize its finances under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Second shooting in one week on Neilson Street in Utica

UTICA, N.Y. -- Utica Police are investigating a shooting on the 1200 block of Neilson Street.

Tubers rescued from West Canada Creek

MIDDLEVILLE, N.Y. -- Rescue crews were called in to save two tubers on the West Canada Creek on Wednesday night.

Two beaches in the Mohawk Valley Region will be open for swimming

WKTV -- New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) will open 16 beaches across the state for swimming on Friday, with lifeguards staffed at normal levels to ensure public safety.

Assemblywoman Buttenschon to deliver hand sanitizer on Tuesday

WKTV -- Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon announced she will be visiting the municipalities and senior housing complexes in the 119th Assembly District

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 396598

Reported Deaths: 32157
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Suffolk415851983
Westchester350201426
Rockland13629668
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Erie7462639
Dutchess4238151
Monroe3922273
Onondaga2928188
Albany2145121
Ulster182586
Oneida172597
Sullivan145648
Putnam133563
Niagara127788
Schenectady83137
Broome75258
Rensselaer56330
Saratoga56214
Columbia47437
Madison36317
Orleans28251
Ontario27833
Steuben26941
Warren26830
Greene26318
Fulton26124
Washington24614
Genesee2395
St. Lawrence2232
Oswego2063
Wayne1833
Tompkins1780
Herkimer1723
Chenango1495
Chemung1462
Tioga14524
Chautauqua1317
Livingston1318
Cattaraugus1276
Cayuga1202
Montgomery1194
Clinton1014
Wyoming965
Jefferson930
Delaware914
Otsego865
Seneca700
Allegany631
Schoharie580
Cortland500
Yates486
Essex470
Franklin330
Lewis310
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
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