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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

Picente vehemently refutes Gordon's claims of affair

There were scathing accusations and passionate denials Wednesday between the Republican candidates in the race for Oneida County Executive.

City of Utica, Michael Walsh Apartments, headed for NYS Supreme Court

Still no repair date. So now, there's a court date. The City of Utica is taking Michael J. Walsh Apartments to State Supreme Court, to compel them to repair the building's elevator.

Mohawk Graduate Jarvis honored

The same Herkimer County students who petitioned NASA for artifacts for a local memorial for 1962 Mohawk High School graduate, Gregory B. Jarvis, unveiled the flight suit NASA sent to be part of the memorial.

Brawl video shows heated Utica councilmen fight, but what's next?

In the video, Marino and DiBrango are seen in what appears to be a heated exchange.

Camden police, schools, educate students for summer syringe season

Winter's melting snow revealed old, used drug syringes throughout the village of Camden. Summer will bring new ones.

Rome couple charged in infant daughter's death

A Rome couple is charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death last August of their six-month-old daughter.

Evacuees allowed back into homes after West Utica propane leak

People living in the area called to report a strong odor Wednesday night.

Former STOP DWI coordinator in treatment, misses court date in Utica

Tom Giruzzi was charged with DWI-drugs last month.

Syringes in the Streets: Camden, ACR Health, team up to fight village drug problem

After seeing NewsChannel 2's report on Camden's issue of used drug syringes popping up all over the village, the head of ACR Health's syringe exchange program went to Camden, to offer help.

Used drug syringes dot Camden landscape

Used drug syringes dot the landscape in the small village of Camden; a piercing reminder that small-town America is not immune to the opioid epidemic gripping the nation.

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