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

Utica College grad lead investigator on college admissions scandal

The 204-page legal document that details volumes of evidence in the national college admissions scandal was written by a Utica College graduate.

Frustrated rural communities fight for lane on information highway

There is growing frustration among some living in rural areas, who find themselves fighting for a lane on the information highway.

A day you can't prepare for: 100 firefighters knock down Herkimer business fires

NewsChannel 2's Joleen Ferris has more on the kind of day for which you really can't prepare.

Oneida County STOP DWI coordinator fired following DWI-Drugs arrest

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente released a statement saying Giruzzi has been removed from his position.

Deerfield mom turns pain to purpose, writes obit for son who died of overdose

It was a non-traditional, even stunning, obituary. But Ryan C. Hurst's death was not natural.

Plane's engine failure forces emergency landing at Griffiss

The corporate plane lost an engine shortly after 2 p.m.

Elevator shaft fall sparks renewed interest in safety legislation

One week after a nine-year-old girl fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft at Michael Walsh apartments, in West Utica, the elevator was still out of service,

Will Utica renew Handshake City's lease come June?

Handshake City was a vacant, overrun lot on the west side of the North Genesee Street bridge.

YWCA labels Gordon's comments about fiancée as 'victim-blaming'

Dave Gordon is running for the Oneida County executive seat held by Anthony Picente.

Coyote sightings in Marcy; two dogs killed

The town of Marcy is warning residents on their Facebook page of rampant coyote sightings, saying that two dogs have been killed.

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