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Joleen Ferris

Joleen Ferris is a reporter for NEWSChannel 2 and has been with WKTV for nearly 20 years.

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Joleen Ferris is a reporter for NEWSChannel 2 and has been with WKTV for nearly 20 years.

Joleen was born and raised in Utica, New York. She attended school in Utica from her first day of kindergarten through her senior year of college.

She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from Utica College. She minored in writing and also took a large concentration of courses involving crime and criminology -- two of her interests.

Joleen began her career as a copywriter/continuity director at Rock 107/WTLB in Washington Mills, New York. She began her television journalism career at NewsChannel 2 in November 1993.

Joleen is also an adjunct professor of journalism at Utica College.

Recent Posts by Joleen Ferris

NY streamlines unemployment application process to better handle volume

If you're one of 810,000 New Yorkers who have tried to file for unemployment benefits since March 9th, but have been met with brick walls, dropped calls and dead ends, things could start looking up as soon as tonight.

Eager beaver swims from Marcy's lock 20, to freedom

This beaver "tale" has a happy ending. Earlier this week, a beaver became trapped in the Erie Canal at lock 20, in Marcy.

Can health care personnel work while infected with coronavirus?

New NYS Health Department guidelines sent to facilities just this week, set forth criteria under which healthcare providers infected with the coronavirus can return to work

State budget vote and social distancing

Under the shadow of a global panemic that threatens the very lives of its citizens, New York State lawmakers this week have been voting, in the solitude of their offices, on the state budget.

MVHS sets up respiratory triage tents outside hospitals

Mohawk Valley Health System has set up respiratory triage tents at St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s hospitals to evaluate patients for coronavirus symptoms.

Coronavirus and construction projects

The virus also targets the economy, progress and development. Added to the growing list of banned activities: non-essential construction projects.

Staying put in Putignano; CNY native stuck in Italy

Central New York native, Nick Serio, and his wife, Virginia, are staying put in Putignano.

MVHS braces for surge in downstate coronavirus patients

MVHS officials on Tuesday had a conversation with Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, which highlighted the magnitude of the potential threat of the coronavirus.

Masses making masks: CNYers step up to the plate to stop coronavirus spread

A global pandemic is no match for a central New Yorker who sees a need and wants to fill it.

Hair hardship: Salons owners deal with uncertainty

Stunning news out of Albany, today, as thousands more people learn that, in about 24 hours, they'll be without a paycheck, indefinitely.

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