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

Contact tracing in schools: Health Department outlines how it works

Depending on the school, once a district is notified of a positive case, an email goes out to students, staff, and parents. As that's happening, the county health department continues its contact tracing. Oneida County Director of Public Health Phyllis Ellis outlined how the process works.

International Red Panda Weekend at the Utica Zoo

The Utica Zoo is celebrating International Red Panda Weekend. A time where the animal world calling to raise awareness for the endangered species.

New York Mills swears in new Mayor

The Village of New York Mills officially swore in its new Mayor on Saturday afternoon. Ernie Talerico was elected Village Mayor after winning in this year's village elections with 332 votes.

Area honors Deputy Kurt B. Wyman with 10th annual memorial motorcycle ride

Hundreds of motorcycle riders honored fallen Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman on Saturday. Bikers gathered at Harley Davidson of Utica for the 10th annual Kurt Wyman Memorial Motorcycle Ride.

UPD launches investigation into hate graffiti at St. Louis Gonzaga Church

Utica Police have launched an investigation into hate graffiti that was drawn on a statue at. St. Louis Gonzaga Church in Utica.

Carter Lawrence pleads not guilty to charges

22-year-old Cater Lawrence of Old Forge was in the Town of Webb Court on Monday afternoon. Lawrence has pleaded not guilty to driving a boat while intoxicated and vehicular assault.

First day of remote learning In Rome

Monday marked the first day of school for the Rome City School District. The district decided to go fully remote for 6 weeks to air on the side of caution.

New Hartford business owners continue to cover windows and doors

Just 24 hours after that craigslist ad regarding possible protests in New Hartford went viral, business owners are continuing to err on the side of caution.

Protesters continue to peacefully call for change in Utica

Parts of our community were on edge today after false rumors of violent protests occurring in Utica and New Hartford were spread across social media. An ad was posted on Craiglist looking to hire people to protest at the New Harford Shopping Center.

Students, administrators give first day of school an A+

It's been six months since students were in the classroom. Districts spending those months planning for this day.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 449900

Reported Deaths: 33087
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens716827243
Kings671367318
Bronx525784941
Nassau462182201
Suffolk460612011
Westchester378011454
New York330703174
Richmond157301085
Rockland14823675
Orange11812498
Erie10999689
Monroe5894289
Dutchess5059153
Onondaga4220205
Albany3016134
Oneida2375123
Ulster224295
Niagara1724101
Putnam157463
Sullivan157148
Broome146569
Schenectady138048
Saratoga99817
Rensselaer89942
Columbia58137
Chautauqua5379
Madison48717
Ontario46135
Oswego4473
Tompkins3970
Warren36033
Steuben35042
Fulton33224
Otsego3325
Chemung3303
Orleans32354
Herkimer32110
Greene31918
St. Lawrence3184
Genesee3145
Wayne3105
Washington28714
Cattaraugus2546
Chenango2487
Montgomery2274
Tioga22425
Livingston2018
Cayuga1992
Jefferson1630
Essex1600
Cortland1590
Clinton1545
Wyoming1325
Delaware1304
Seneca1053
Allegany981
Schoharie830
Franklin650
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler380
Hamilton150
Unassigned016
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