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 email@example.com.
For the first time in more than a year fans returned to the Utica-Rome Speedway, now under new ownership. In 2020, racing on the track was limited and fans were not allowed to attend.
Utica Police said the driver of the school bus that crashed into a car on Friday has been given a ticket for running a red light. Several passengers were injured after a school bus and a car collided in Utica Friday afternoon.
Rainbow has been a staple in the Utica Community for years. You can find him along Varick Street either singing, playing his trumpet, or playing some tunes on his accordion. Back in April, he was assaulted on Varick St causing his accordion to be damaged.
A Laurens woman plead guilty in Otsego County Court on Monday to having sex with a boy under the age of 15.
The latest Coronavirus numbers by county
Coronavirus numbers by county
Since December, vaccines have been going into the arms of tens of thousands of people across Oneida, Herkimer, and Otsego counties. Now, county officials continue to be concerned despite the strong effort to vaccinate the community.
Several fire agencies were called to a vacant building that caught fire Sunday evening on River Road in Marcy. State fire investigators will arrive Monday morning to try and determine its cause and/or origin.
Starting Monday, State and County Law Enforcement will be doing extra patrols of the roadways near schools. It's part of the Governor's weeklong No Empty Chair Campaign. The campaign aims to ensure young drivers are safe on the roadways.
Safety regulators are warning people with kids and pets to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured.
County data is updated nightly.
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