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

Oneida County shatters previous single-day COVID case record with 214 new cases

Oneida County has blown by it's previous single-day record for coronavirus cases, reporting 214 cases Tuesday afternoon. That's nearly double the prior single-day record of 109, set November 18th.

Ilion woman brings COVID-survivor mom home from nursing home

Debbie Barbano used to visit her mother in a local nursing home every morning before work. Then, on March 19th, she got a call from the home: no more visits, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

County official explains COVID tiers, criteria for color zones

The state has broken counties and the zip codes, municipalities and census tracts contained therein, into different tiers.

Schools turn to remote learning, brace for possible yellow designation

Two more local school districts late Wednesday afternoon announced at least temporary returns to all-remote learning.

Woman accused of fatal Rome crash released without bail

An accused drunk driver and a grieving family crossed paths in Oneida County Court Tuesday.

International Union President joins Remington workers for Ilion rally

On Thursday, a powerful voice joined the chorus of Remington Arms workers, rallying to convince the plant's former owners to give them benefits they say are provided to them in their contract.

Grieving daughter pushes for Essential Caregiver Act passage

New York State last week started allowing barbers and hair stylists back in to nursing homes to do residents' hair. Karla Abraham Conley, of Utica, has one prevailing thought.

Counting of absentee ballots underway in 22nd Congressional District

A judge's ruling has cleared the way for the counting of absentee ballots to begin in the 22nd congressional district race. Currently, 28,394 votes separate frontrunner, Claudia Tenney, the Republican challenger, from Democrat incumbent, Anthony Brindisi.

Live in your living room: Capitol Art Complex to host 'A Night at the Capitol' streaming event

The Capitol Arts Complex, in Rome, is holding a fundraiser this weekend.

Jury deliberations underway in D'Avolio murder trial

Attorneys made closing arguments Wednesday in the murder trial of Jason D'Avolio-the Rome man accused of killing his estranged wife, Kerrilee D'Avolio, and putting her body in a dumpster, in July of last year.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 607001

Reported Deaths: 34362
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens866847343
Kings855617489
Bronx616175030
Nassau574892244
Suffolk573662036
Westchester476321502
New York429813222
Erie21873762
Richmond214321119
Rockland20824692
Orange16093517
Monroe13054313
Onondaga9470222
Dutchess6811185
Albany5233148
Broome4983135
Oneida4292146
Niagara3261103
Ulster310998
Chemung272432
Putnam252964
Schenectady218955
Sullivan210848
Saratoga200619
Steuben161087
Rensselaer155450
Chautauqua141416
Oswego13026
Ontario113537
Tioga105548
Wayne98312
Columbia97056
Tompkins9530
Cattaraugus91924
Cortland9131
Allegany86952
Madison83618
Genesee8198
Cayuga7627
St. Lawrence7059
Greene64618
Livingston6248
Herkimer60312
Chenango58310
Orleans58156
Otsego5528
Warren54735
Fulton46128
Jefferson4573
Washington43314
Clinton4305
Wyoming4305
Montgomery41312
Delaware3199
Lewis3159
Schuyler2743
Seneca2605
Essex25214
Franklin2436
Yates2427
Schoharie1762
Hamilton401
Out of NY0120
Unassigned017
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