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

Clinton Pool welcomes back swimmers

The Clinton Pool welcomed back swimmers for the first time on Sunday. The pool's opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Oneida County Sheriff's Office anticipating busy weekend on the water

As many fireworks displays and public gatherings for the 4th of July have been canceled, many boaters are flocking to the waterway to celebrate.

First responders expecting a busy 4th of July weekend

First responders expecting a busy 4th of July weekend. As law enforcement expects an increase in complaint calls, State fire officials are urging those that do use fireworks to be safe.

SUNY Oneonta announces guidelines for students to return to campus

SUNY Oneonta released guidelines for bringing students back to campus for the Fall semester. Dr. Barbara Jean Morris said the college studied 7 different scenarios before ending up with the one they have now.

Ilion Bowling Alley owner announces intention to sell

The State Bowling Center in Ilion is for sale. The building has been a staple in the community since the late 1940s. Owner Rodney Brown said his decision to sell has nothing to do with the current pandemic

Bowling Alleys in limbo waiting for green light to open

Bowling Alleys, like many businesses are in limbo waiting for guidance from Albany on when they can reopen. Adirondack Lanes and Diner owner Fitz Hardiman said he's confused about how phase 4 does not include his business.

Oneida County milk and food giveaway benefits hundreds

The American Dairy Association Northeast partnered with Oneida County on Tuesday to hold a food and milk drive-thru giveaway at Utica College.

Water Safari preparing to open next week

Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge is preparing to reopen its doors on Saturday, June 27th. There will be a few extra rules that greet park-goers at the gate.

Potential exposures increase after a week into phase 3

2 restaurants are now on Oneida County's list for possible exposures of COVID-19. Its one of the first times its happened since restaurants were forced to shut down in March.

Business owners weigh in on Boilermaker decision

The Oneida County Tourism office reported the Boilermaker Road Race brings in between 7-10 million dollars in revenue each year.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 396598

Reported Deaths: 32157
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Nassau419882186
Suffolk415851983
Westchester350201426
Rockland13629668
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Erie7462639
Dutchess4238151
Monroe3922273
Onondaga2928188
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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
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