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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

Recent Posts by Brent Kearney

Keeping animals healthy during the pandemic

After a tiger tested positive for the Coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo, Zookeepers locally at the Utica Zoo are taking extra precautions to keep the animals healthy.

Palm Sunday masses held online

Livestreaming masses is now the new norm for most churches throughout the area. Grace Church held its annual Palm Sunday Mass online. The church live-streamed it through the Zoom app and broadcasted it on their youtube page.

UPDATE: Police investigating shots fired on Auburn ave in Utica

Utica Police tell NEWSChannel2 that they're investigating a shots fire incident on Auburn Ave. Police said at around 10:30 on Saturday night, a suspect fired at a home on Auburn Ave.

Governor Cuomo holds daily briefing regarding COVID-19

On Sunday the Governor updated the public regarding the response with COVID-19.

Dairy farmers forced to dump thousands of gallons of milk

The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused a lot of hardship for people across the country. Dairy farmers who are part of the essential workforce, are struggling as a clog in the distribution system forces them to dump their milk.

Advocates concerned about rising domestic violence numbers

The Mohawk Valley YWCA is reporting domestic violence calls are on the rise. Advocates that work with the YWCA said that the travel restrictions brought on by COVID-19 is most likely the reason.

Adoptions increase at Susquehanna SPCA

A lot of love and effort goes into caring for the animals at the Susquehanna SPCA. The shelter is also reporting that donation numbers are increasing during the health crisis.

Local doctor believes traditional practices could help COVID-19 patients

Dr. Richard Chmielewski is a Utica Physician that specializes in Osteopathic Therapy. Therapy designed to therapeutically alleviate symptoms of viral infections such as influenza and even COVID-19. Chmielewski calls it the Influenza protocol and has been practicing it successfully for about 11 years.

Oneida County confirms 9 new cases of Coronavirus

Oneida County confirms 9 additional cases of COVID-19. The total of cases within the county now stands at 37.

Oneida County confirms 4 more cases of COVID-19.

Oneida County confirms 4 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 28 countywide.

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