Brent Kearney

Brent was born and raised in Liverpool, New York and joined the NewsChannel 2 team in October of 2018.

Title: Multimedia Journalist

Brent Kearney is a Multimedia Journalist for WKTV.

Brent was born and raised in Liverpool, N.Y. and joined the NewsChannel 2 team in October of 2018.

While at WKTV, he has reported on some of the area’s biggest stories, including extensive coverage of the Halloween floods of 2019. He even had the chance to take a ride of a lifetime in a Russian l-39 Albatros over the Mohawk Valley.

Brent received his bachelor’s degree in television-radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in 2018. He also received his associate’s degree from Onondaga Community College in 2016.

While at Ithaca College, Brent anchored and reported for the school’s student-run news program, NewsWatch. He interned for a documentary production company called Rugged Entertainment in Los Angeles, Calif. and also interned at NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse.

In his free time, Brent enjoys spending time with his friends and family and being outdoors. He is also a huge racing and car fan.

If you have a story idea that you want to tell Brent about you can email him at bkearney@wktv.com.

Recent Posts by Brent Kearney

Utica Rescue Mission hands out over 1,000 meals

Volunteers at the Utica Rescue Mission were very busy on Thursday preparing around 1,000 Thanksgiving meals for those in need.

Thanksgiving service takes on new tone at historic Fort Herkimer Church

Since it was built in 1767, the Fort Herkimer Church has held a traditional Thanksgiving service. The service normally brings in over 200 people. But this year's interfaith service looked much different. The Coronavirus restrictions only allowed a maximum of 40 people to attend this year's worship.

Targeted COVID testing begins in Downtown Utica

Targeted COVID-19 testing began on Monday at Union Station in Utica. The 3-day testing campaign will provide around 700 tests to people. Tests are done by appointment only and are done in conjunction with the State and County Health Department.

Closing non-compliant businesses: What goes into making the decision

Over the weekend Mohawk Valley Wellness received a notification from the health department that they did not want to hear. Their business was being shut down due to noncompliance with state and county health guidelines.

Small businesses urging people to shop local this holiday season

Some small businesses said the COVID-19 pandemic brought them quite a few challenges. Whether it was the sudden closures or the extra health guidelines that brought extra expenses.

Whitesboro Central Schools to furlough 103 employees

Whitesboro Central Schools will furlough 103 of its employees beginning November 30th. School Superintendent Brian Bellair said the decision was made in conjunction with the Whitesboro Employee's Union.

Search continues for 2 suspects in Rome shooting

State Police Investigators spent much of the day combing the Red Carpet Inn for evidence following Sunday's deadly shooting.

Air Force Sergeant welcomed home from final deployment

On Saturday, the community gave Air Force Master Sergeant Stephen Manley a hero's welcome home.

Law enforcement weighs in on new state COVID rules

Law enforcement discuss new coronavirus restrictions announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Remington employees continue to fight for their jobs

Dozens of former Remington employees held a protest on Monday after the former company laid off 586 workers without severance pay and cut off their benefits. Money the union said is contractually owed to its workers.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 620199

Reported Deaths: 34443
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens878187349
Kings866287495
Bronx623785027
Nassau585672248
Suffolk585622045
Westchester484411510
New York437473224
Erie23071779
Richmond219511122
Rockland21111692
Orange16405517
Monroe13817313
Onondaga10024222
Dutchess6930186
Albany5426148
Broome5143138
Oneida4515147
Niagara3445105
Ulster318098
Chemung287234
Putnam261564
Schenectady228356
Sullivan213748
Saratoga208919
Steuben167887
Rensselaer162551
Chautauqua148016
Oswego14056
Ontario120237
Tioga108048
Wayne105212
Tompkins10000
Cattaraugus99726
Columbia98856
Cortland9572
Allegany93052
Genesee8909
Madison87818
Cayuga7948
St. Lawrence7439
Greene66118
Livingston6559
Herkimer63112
Chenango60510
Orleans59856
Otsego5878
Warren56935
Wyoming4995
Jefferson4873
Fulton47828
Montgomery46016
Clinton4435
Washington43914
Lewis3379
Delaware3369
Schuyler2893
Essex27514
Seneca2695
Franklin2557
Yates2477
Schoharie1832
Hamilton421
Out of NY0120
Unassigned024
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