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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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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

Local DMVs struggling to keep up

Local DMVs are open, by appointment only. But the pent-up demand of the past several weeks has local offices slammed, and struggling just to keep up.

Largely asymptomatic cluster of Coronavirus cases at Lutheran Care

Lutheran Care, in Clinton, recently had a few residents test positive for the coronavirus. They took the precaution of testing the entire unit, and got two surprises.

Woman who was target of racial slurs wants to see change

Jakeila Phillips, of Utica, was driving on Genesee Street, Saturday, when an enraged man in a nearby car starting yelling racial slurs at her. Phillips kept her cool, pulled out a cell phone and pressed record.

Latest coronavirus numbers in Oneida County include Montgomery County outbreak

Oneida County officials have been watching a situation in Montgomery County for some time now, suspecting that it might affect their county's coronavirus numbers. And it has.

Northern Safety's Longo transforms Hinckley

In case you were wondering what's happening at Hinckley, the answer is: Northern Safety CEO, Sal Longo.

Little boy donates lemonade stand proceeds to Herkimer Police

Several police agencies 'raided' a business in Middleville, Sunday afternoon.

Property owners in new hospital garage footprint get formal offers from county

"When I started in the business, I quit my job, I had a $300 credit card, and I grew the business from scratch," says Joe Cerini, of Citation Services, on Lafayette Street, in Utica. "Figured I'd find someplace that I'd never have to worry about moving again."

Picente holding out hope for gyms, malls, theaters, in phase 4

Governor Andrew Cuomo, on Wednesday, talked a little about why gyms, malls and movie theaters won't be part of phase 4 of the Mohawk Valley Region's reopening, Friday.

New Forest Cemetery faces major challenges

People with loved ones resting in New Forest Cemetery, in Utica, have little peace lately.

UPD personnel records will be available to the public

The public will soon have access to law enforcement personnel records, according to Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 396598

Reported Deaths: 32157
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New York City21673023159
Nassau419882186
Suffolk415851983
Westchester350201426
Rockland13629668
Orange10766478
Erie7462639
Dutchess4238151
Monroe3922273
Onondaga2928188
Albany2145121
Ulster182586
Oneida172597
Sullivan145648
Putnam133563
Niagara127788
Schenectady83137
Broome75258
Rensselaer56330
Saratoga56214
Columbia47437
Madison36317
Orleans28251
Ontario27833
Steuben26941
Warren26830
Greene26318
Fulton26124
Washington24614
Genesee2395
St. Lawrence2232
Oswego2063
Wayne1833
Tompkins1780
Herkimer1723
Chenango1495
Chemung1462
Tioga14524
Chautauqua1317
Livingston1318
Cattaraugus1276
Cayuga1202
Montgomery1194
Clinton1014
Wyoming965
Jefferson930
Delaware914
Otsego865
Seneca700
Allegany631
Schoharie580
Cortland500
Yates486
Essex470
Franklin330
Lewis310
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
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