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

Buried hydrants one of many issues facing firefighters in the winter

After the weekend's heavy snowfall, the Utica Fire Department patrolled Utica's neighborhoods looking for buried hydrants.

Climb aboard for the 40th annual Utica Toy Train Show

The 40th annual toy train show was held at Union Station on Saturday and Sunday. Dozens of Vendors and thousands of model trains on display.

State and local officials stressing caution as winter weather moves in

As a winter storm moves into our area, both local and state officials are stressing caution to drivers this weekend.

Fire on Waverly Place displaces 8

The Red Cross is assisting 8 people after a fire destroyed a home in Utica early Saturday morning.

Rising from the ashes, a violin seen as symbol of hope following Boonville Fire

As State Fire investigators continue to look into what caused that block fire in Boonville, residents are now asking what can be salvaged, if anything?

Law Enforcement provides tips for buying and selling safely online

After a man was robbed at gunpoint at his home on Newport road In Schuyler, NEWSChannel 2 reached out to law enforcement about some tips on doing these transactions safely.

Church informs public about responding to extreme weather

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Utica held an information session on how to prepare for extreme weather events.

UPDATE: State Police arrest robbery suspect after chase on Herkimer Road

State Police say one person is in custody after they led police on a chase following a robbery on Newport Road in the town of Schuyler.

Local officials continue to push for support for flood victims

Local officials are continuing to push for support for victims of the Halloween floods after FEMA denied to provide individual assistance.

Highlighting the importance of small local media after Boonville's devastating fire

It may have looked small from the outside, but the WBRV radio station in Boonville played a crucial role in providing needed information to the residents of Boonville.

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