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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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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

Government shutdown could impact Section 8 subsidies

As the government shutdown pushes toward its 34th day, it's not only federal paychecks that are in jeopardy. Those who depend on federal subsidies to put a roof over their head are starting to worry.

Utica man allegedly stabbed grandmother, then lit her on fire

Graphic new details have been released in the case of the Utica man accused of assaulting and attempting to murder his grandmother.

Repurposing pot-sniffing K9s if marijuana legalized

If recreational marijuana is legalized in New York state, law enforcement agencies statewide will likely be faced with a choice for their drug detection K9s: repurpose or retire?

What happens to police drug detection dogs if pot is legalized in NY?

If recreational marijuana is legalized in New York state, what happens to all the law enforcement K9s that are trained to detect it? Like the Oneida County Sheriff's Department's beloved 'Natalie.'

Will government shutdown affect food stamps, banks?

When Bubba Heinz got online to check his EBT and food stamp status, a warning popped up about potential impacts of the government shutdown.

Three boys, including 1-year-old, killed in Herkimer fire

The fire chief has confirmed the deaths of three young boys at a house fire Friday morning in Herkimer.

Alleged killer officially charged in deaths of grandmother, landlord

The accused killer in the Tilden Avenue double homicide has been released from the hospital, and was charged with the deaths of two Utica women.

Witness claims he talked to Oneonta arson suspect following fire

Cameras weren't allowed in the courtroom, but NewsChannel 2’s Joleen Ferris was, and she learned many new details.

Utica police officer charged with DWI

A Utica police officer has been charged with DWI, following an off-duty crash near St. Luke's Hospital on December 29.

Little Falls Police Chief retiring Friday

Little Falls Police Chief, Michael Masi, worked his way up the ranks from patrol to sergeant in 1997, assistant chief in 2004, and chief in 2008. There's only one step left to take, and that happens Friday: retirement.

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