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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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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

County Boards of Election prepare for early voting

Oneida County's two new election commissioners say they're ready for early voting to get underway Saturday, October 23rd.

Preparing to vaccinate kids ages 5-11 against COVID

Soon, most likely in November, kids ages 5-11 will become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. The question is-who will administer it?

Otsego County DA won't run again, cites criminal justice reform

A long-time local district attorney will leave at the end of his current term.

Differing opinions on decriminalization of possession, sale of hypodermic needles

Governor Kathy Hochul passed a legislative packaged aimed at combating the opioid crisis. Some, who've spent their entire careers in the trenches of the war on drugs, say it will might actually make things worse.

Rotary Club of Utica hands out Pride of Workmanship Awards

There are many unsung heroes in the Utica area. The Rotary Club of Utica has now been singing their praises for 30 years.

Durham School Services down about a dozen drivers

The already-strapped Durham School Services just lost about a dozen drivers.

North Utica latest target in rash of car larcenies

North Utica is the latest neighborhood to be hit. Earlier in the week, a rash of larcenies from cars in Sauquoit. Overnight one night last week, around 20 cars were stolen from in Ilion, and three cars were stolen and later recovered in Utica.

The Center in Utica getting nearly 4 times the number of Afghan evacuees originally expected

When The Center, (formerly the MV Resource Center for Refugees) in Utica, soon begins receiving Afghan evacuees, they will see nearly four times the number they originally expected.

$4.2 million to fight Opioid epidemic in Oneida County

"So lets hope that this is the dawn of a new day," said NYS Attorney General, Letitia James, as she handed Oneida County Executive, Anthony Picente, Jr., and Utica Mayor, Robert Palmieri, a $4.2 check to fight the Opioid epidemic in the county....from the people she says caused it.

Ilion couple confronts alleged car thief

Mark and Elizabeth Beam's 2017 Ford Explorer was one of three vehicles stolen in Ilion early Wednesday morning. Twenty others were broken into.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2533155

Reported Deaths: 56222
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33439110849
Queens31559610296
Suffolk2404693613
Nassau2149303300
Bronx2078026754
New York1685484637
Westchester1438522343
Erie1071301956
Richmond890341936
Monroe849411189
Orange57778920
Rockland53278779
Onondaga52461765
Dutchess35776500
Albany31074390
Oneida28870590
Broome24729409
Niagara24203398
Saratoga20485204
Ulster17349280
Schenectady16899229
Rensselaer14947170
Putnam1254198
Chautauqua12526175
Oswego11817115
Chemung11046157
St. Lawrence10701128
Steuben10273173
Ontario9436110
Jefferson900378
Cayuga8722107
Sullivan852683
Wayne827885
Cattaraugus7830118
Genesee7098132
Herkimer6875128
Clinton680740
Tompkins657459
Fulton6432104
Madison6266102
Montgomery6036142
Livingston580071
Warren557184
Cortland540180
Tioga518672
Columbia5043111
Chenango473388
Washington468467
Allegany468298
Otsego461755
Wyoming442858
Greene442087
Orleans440189
Franklin435222
Lewis364938
Delaware359148
Seneca276163
Essex236231
Schoharie232822
Yates167328
Schuyler155417
Hamilton4393
Unassigned15130
Out of NY0319
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