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

Woman files police report after items go missing from Rome Cemetery

No more potted plants. On Wednesday, Dawn Kahler planted mums in the ground at the grave of her father, Richard Davis, at Rome Cemetery.

Arrest in Herkimer high-speed chase

State Police have arrested a Syracuse man in connection with a high-speed chase that spanned two counties and ended in Herkimer Friday night.

Local opioid text line 6 weeks old; users and families taking advantage

Friday, the local opioid text line turned six weeks old.

Utica eminent domain battle continues with public hearing

The city of Utica took another step toward eminent domain Thursday, in their attempt to gain total ownership of a the former Northland building, on Court Street, downtown.

Oneida County animal abuser registry passes unanimously

The Oneida County Board of Legislators on Wednesday unanimously passed a law creating an animal abuser registry in the county.

Candidate Hennessy drops lawsuit, reveals 5-point plan

With his place on the Democratic line secured, Oneida County Executive Candidate, Michael Hennessy, is dropping his lawsuit against the county and its board of elections,

Special Metals contract ratified; strike ends

After nearly three weeks on the picket line, Special Metals workers, in New Hartford, ratified a contract Saturday morning, and will head back to work on Monday.

Utica might take building by eminent domain, not for hospital use

There's a very coveted building on Court Street, in downtown Utica. The city owns about 80%. A private developer owns about 20%. Each wants to own the whole building. Neither is willing to sell.

Appellate court rules; Hennessy to remain on Democratic line in county executive race

The Oneida County Board of Elections invalidated the signatures in question. State Supreme Court, in Oneida County, ruled them valid, and now, the Appellate Court, in Rochester, has affirmed that court's decision. This means Democrat, Michael Hennessy, will remain on that line in the Oneida County Executive's race this fall.

Local restaurant owner helps man who stole from him

A local restaurant's surveillance video recently showed a level of desperation many of us will never know.

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