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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

Enchanted Forest Water Safari offers free housing to entice domestic workers

It's the place where the fun never stops, and lately, neither do the hiring headaches.

Ava residents upset over proposed retreat center

A proposed retreat center, in the town of Ava, with a spa, gardens, fitness trails and amphitheater, has residents fired up.

Tenney, Brindisi, fight for election integrity, against voter disillusionment

A few months ago, they were battling each other. Today, they're fighting for election integrity....and against voter disillusionment.

Proctor High School planning joint prom, ball this year

At Utica's Proctor High School, the prom will go on. It's going to be a ball, too-literally. The school is holding the two together, on two nights: June 11th and 12th. And, they're doing it old school, holding both events right at the high school, outside, in tents.

Oneida County Covid-related hospitalizations on decline

Oneida County, on Thursday, experienced a day of single-digit Covid-related hospitalizations, at nine.

State lawmakers to vote on extending eviction moratorium through August

Some local landlords haven't seen rent in a year, from tenants whose circumstances didn't change and who have not suffered a pandemic-related hardship.

County fairs, parades, plan measured comebacks

They missed the kids....the missed the crowds....they missed the money. County fairs that were silenced last year are making measured comebacks this year, hoping to rekindle decades-old traditions, and, make back hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses.

Boilermaker to be run mask-free; volunteers urgently sought

Little is known about this year's Boilermaker Road Race, other than the fact that organizers expect to run the 5k and 15k in person, mask-free.

United Way distributes 1,600 Take and Make meal boxes

On Sunday, the United Way continued their mission to feed those in need of a little help at meal time.

Sharing the road: motorists and farm vehicle operators coexist

Life is a two-way street, and it's sometimes clogged by slow-moving farm vehicles.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2075539

Reported Deaths: 52770
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27622810275
Queens2732379808
Suffolk1989063374
Nassau1818043159
Bronx1806976514
New York1363994432
Westchester1285842264
Erie878771773
Richmond737331800
Monroe659361063
Orange47706810
Rockland46564955
Onondaga37769670
Dutchess29064442
Albany24349350
Oneida22143505
Niagara19556356
Broome18258356
Saratoga15014166
Ulster13705251
Schenectady12924197
Rensselaer11049140
Putnam1052191
Chautauqua8749140
Chemung7486135
Oswego738190
Ontario726792
Steuben6710143
Sullivan651772
St. Lawrence645396
Cayuga615592
Jefferson584766
Wayne560267
Cattaraugus552687
Genesee5319123
Herkimer5077107
Clinton476933
Madison444088
Fulton431191
Livingston430758
Tompkins421451
Montgomery4178122
Columbia3974101
Cortland371060
Tioga365161
Warren356357
Wyoming347052
Allegany338684
Chenango337676
Otsego337647
Greene333475
Washington305555
Orleans303183
Lewis265534
Franklin251012
Delaware230137
Seneca197156
Schoharie164816
Essex157026
Yates116426
Schuyler102614
Hamilton3052
Unassigned13258
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