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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

UFA gymnasium for sale; advocates see community center

The city of Utica has a unique property for sale. So unique, it might make it difficult to sell. Some of you might have had gym class there - in high school.

Herkimer 9 take possession of former Quackenbush building

Tuesday was a monumental day for the Herkimer 9.

MWPAI Sidewalk Arts Festival set up and ready

The clanging of hammers was a welcomed melody, on Genesee Street in Utica, Sunday morning, as workers put up the framework and artwork, for Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute's annual Sidewalk Arts Festival.

Joseph T. White Golf Tournament to fill food pantry shelves

More than 100 local golfers took a swing at hunger Sunday.

State Police identify fatal skydiving victim in Otsego County

New York State Police are investigating a fatal skydiving incident, in Otsego County.

Sexual abuse lawsuit names Leatherstocking Council Boy Scouts of America, New Hartford legion post

A lawsuit filed in NY State Supreme Court names Leatherstocking Council Boy Scouts of America Troop 221 (which does not appear to exist today) and a local American Legion post, as defendants.

Local leaders struggle to stop the cycle of violence

Oneida County has been putting kids to work for decades, through their Summer Youth Employment Program. Still, some wind up in the headlines.

Utica Zoo dealing with costly cleanup from storms

Wednesday's storms made for some scary moments for multiple species at the Utica Zoo.

Proctor pride: Class of 2021 gets their graduation ceremony

The smiles were wider, the cheers. louder, and Proctor pride more prounounced, at the Utica high school's graduation ceremony, Thursday, at the Adirondack Bank Center. It's because many weren't sure they'd see this day-a live, in-person graduation ceremony.

Finally federal: Members of local Black community share thoughts on Juneteenth going national

With a stroke of his pen Thursday, President Joe Biden brought long-awaited validation to millions of Americans.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2155356

Reported Deaths: 53657
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings28880410522
Queens28324510023
Suffolk2047873414
Nassau1877353185
Bronx1871846598
New York1435654536
Westchester1317102296
Erie908201816
Richmond774921855
Monroe700711117
Orange49140847
Rockland47553758
Onondaga39603680
Dutchess29942447
Albany25107358
Oneida22861518
Niagara20299375
Broome18827367
Saratoga15810168
Ulster14164258
Schenectady13411206
Rensselaer11474145
Putnam1077793
Chautauqua9015146
Chemung7851137
Oswego772593
Ontario753293
Steuben7024147
Sullivan680076
St. Lawrence675897
Cayuga643092
Jefferson627568
Wayne586673
Cattaraugus580493
Genesee5460124
Herkimer5266110
Clinton488833
Madison461389
Livingston456860
Fulton447193
Tompkins446553
Montgomery4307128
Columbia4146104
Cortland397964
Tioga387863
Warren377262
Wyoming363153
Allegany358287
Chenango357077
Otsego351047
Greene347279
Washington321555
Orleans314483
Lewis284636
Franklin257912
Delaware243539
Seneca204257
Schoharie174319
Essex163626
Yates118226
Schuyler109014
Hamilton3182
Unassigned8711
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