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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 bkearney@wktv.com.

Recent Posts by Brent Kearney

Regents exams to offer school districts unique challenges, If they're offered

As things stand now, regents exams are 3 months away. This month, the Board of Regents will be holding a special meeting to decide the future of this year's exams.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine being shipped nationwide

Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday.

Community remembers Joseph Corr

Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of when New Hartford Police officer Joseph Corr was shot and killed while pursuing a man who just robbed a jewelry store.

Utica National donates vintage fire engine to Utica Fire Department

A 115-year-old fire engine has been on display downtown since 2006, but today it returned to its rightful owner, the Utica Fire Department. It was the very first fire engine the city ever purchased back in 1906. It took 3 horses to move the engine. It was sold for scrap in 1938, but was never dismantled.

Hamilton College Graduate accuses Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Oneida Police searching for trailer thief

The Oneida Police Department is looking to identify a thief that stole a landscaping trailer on Main St. in Oneida. According to police the thief stole the trailer on Friday at around 5PM.

Local landlords demand action on eviction ban

Since March of last year, landlords have been unable to take legal action on tenants who don't pay rent. On Friday, the Utica Rome Landlords Association held protests around Oneida County demanding the state allow landlords to take their tenants to court to have them prove their case.

NYSDOT to conduct a traffic study of a Verona intersection

The NYSDOT issued a statement this afternoon saying they are conducting a traffic study of an intersection that's been the scene of a number of traffic accidents, some of which have been fatal.

Otter Lake Fire Department seeking donations for firefighter in need

The Otter Lake fire department is calling on the community to help them help one of their own. Bob Gape has been a member of the fire department for over 25 years.

UPDATE : 95-year-old driver dies following accident in Verona

4 people were sent to the hospital following a crash on Route 365. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office tells NewsChannel 2 that 95-year-old Alden Vierow was stopped at a stop sign on Blackmans Corner Road.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1650303

Reported Deaths: 47719
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2118128784
Kings2109509118
Suffolk1628183086
Nassau1486692918
Bronx1445195881
Westchester1078572101
New York1039223906
Erie654191603
Richmond572011579
Monroe52679991
Rockland38628889
Orange37059720
Onondaga32452630
Dutchess22387408
Albany20890332
Oneida19735478
Niagara15324312
Broome14870336
Saratoga11970145
Schenectady10842178
Ulster10069228
Rensselaer9039132
Putnam836986
Chautauqua7336123
Chemung6440130
Oswego600289
Ontario580188
St. Lawrence553285
Steuben5509137
Cayuga537988
Jefferson480663
Sullivan475559
Herkimer4561107
Wayne447364
Cattaraugus442076
Genesee4411118
Madison384885
Clinton361026
Livingston355056
Tompkins345742
Columbia340096
Fulton333784
Montgomery3190107
Cortland316760
Allegany290481
Warren284155
Wyoming282049
Tioga280656
Greene264871
Orleans245181
Chenango243969
Otsego235543
Washington234352
Franklin208712
Lewis206730
Seneca162053
Delaware151933
Essex134226
Schoharie121012
Yates101426
Schuyler86812
Hamilton2842
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