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

Too-close-to call Utica mayoral race ballot count to begin

Utica's mayoral race has gone from the ballot box to the courtroom, and, on Wednesday, final destination: the Oneida County Board of Elections.

Dolgeville devastation: Massive cleanup planned for Saturday

The East Canada Creek has receded back into its banks, but its swath of destruction on North Main Street, in Dolgeville, is unmistakable.

Susquehanna SPCA guardian angel helped move flooded animals

Susquehanna SPCA Executive Director, Stacie Haynes, thought the shelter made it through the Halloween floods unscathed....until that terrifying phone call from their grounds person, 6:43 the next morning.

Utica Mayoral challenger Marino to file injunction for absentee ballots

The challenger in Utica's too-close-to-call mayoral race is making legal moves to ensure the integrity of the opening and counting of roughly 1150 absentee ballots in the city.

NYS Homeland Security doing flood damage assessments

The Commissioner for the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services gave a press briefing Monday, on his crews' assessments of flood damage in the Mohawk Valley, and, his thoughts on whether or not criteria for a federal diasaster declaration-and therefore, federal aid-will be met.

Rome mother's fate in jury's hands

Jurors went home around 4:40 Thursday afternoon, without reaching a verdict in the criminally negligent homicide trial of Brooke Renzi.

Rome mother may testify in her own defense

The people rest, in the criminally negligent homicide trial of Brooke Renzi. The Rome mother is charged in the death of her six-month-old daughter, Elaina Dyer, in August of 2018.

9 witnesses take the stand in Rome mother's criminally negligent homicide trial

Nine prosecution witnesses took the stand Tuesday, in the criminally negligent homicide trial of Brooke Renzi, of Rome.

Missing Hartwick woman found; was likely in that spot since disappearance

The Otsego County Sheriff says Roxanne Shipman-Hull was likely in her car, several hundred feet off the road in Plainfield, where hunters found her body, and that of her dog, on Sunday, since about the time she went missing, in late September.

MOVAC to return to fundraising to ensure survival

A local ambulance service is looking to those they help, to come to their rescue.

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