Joleen Ferris

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

Title: Reporter
jferris@wktv.com

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

New Hartford woman pleads with MVHS to resume inpatient visitation

Watching her husband whisked away in an ambulance last week after having a seizure was unimaginable for Sylvia Gentile, of New Hartford.

Utica man receives unsolicited unemployment benefits

While many New Yorkers chased down unemployment benefits during the pandemic, waiting weeks, even months, for desperately-needed funds, Paul Monte, of north Utica, merely had to walk to his mailbox.

Grief, gratitude, sorrow & pride: remembering Officer Joe Corr, 15 years later

Some losses, you move on from; others walk alongside you for the rest of your life. The community suffered the latter, 15 years ago Saturday.

NYS wedding guidance will dictate your dance moves; dig deeper into your wallet

Before the sounds of wedding bells can fill the air, many steps must be undertaken to make sure pathogens don't.

NHCSD Superintendent Nole's resignation met with mixed reviews

In the midst of a tumultuous year that had a global pandemic pushing kids out of school buildings, and, months later, their parents rallying for them to get back in.....New Hartford School Superintendent, Robert Nole, resigned from the post he's held for 13 years in the district he's served for 18.

Some say new NYS guidance too restrictive; won't allow nursing home visitation

Karla Abraham-Conley's mother died during the pandemic, after spending several months in a nursing home. But Abraham-Conley's fight for the rights of those in nursing homes and their families, continues. She says no one wins, with the state's new guidance for nursing home visitation.

Managing partner at Remington Arms Monday; planning to resume production

A managing partner with Remington Arms' new owner was at the Ilion plant Monday, getting the lay of the land, and preparing the plant to start making guns again.

New York eviction moratorium hurting many landlords

The state-imposed moratorium on evictions intended to help tenants avoid homelessness during the pandemic....is hurting many landlords.

Utica Police reform report complete; makes recommendations for change

They had the tough conversations about sensitive and emotional topics. And on Wednesday, Utica's Police Reform Committee unveiled their 55-page police reform report.

Remington Arms eligible for tax breaks as new company

Ilion's mayor says New York State will recognize Remington Arms as a new company, making the plant eligible for tax breaks. Great news for the company; not-so-great news for the village.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1663248

Reported Deaths: 47935
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Queens2138008831
Kings2132079172
Suffolk1638853102
Nassau1498512930
Bronx1458095907
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New York1048743940
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Richmond576171586
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Putnam841886
Chautauqua7361123
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Genesee4435118
Madison386385
Clinton368226
Livingston356856
Tompkins347242
Columbia342196
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Tioga281956
Greene267071
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