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 email@example.com.
Volunteers at the Utica Rescue Mission were very busy on Thursday preparing around 1,000 Thanksgiving meals for those in need.
Since it was built in 1767, the Fort Herkimer Church has held a traditional Thanksgiving service. The service normally brings in over 200 people. But this year's interfaith service looked much different. The Coronavirus restrictions only allowed a maximum of 40 people to attend this year's worship.
Targeted COVID-19 testing began on Monday at Union Station in Utica. The 3-day testing campaign will provide around 700 tests to people. Tests are done by appointment only and are done in conjunction with the State and County Health Department.
Over the weekend Mohawk Valley Wellness received a notification from the health department that they did not want to hear. Their business was being shut down due to noncompliance with state and county health guidelines.
Some small businesses said the COVID-19 pandemic brought them quite a few challenges. Whether it was the sudden closures or the extra health guidelines that brought extra expenses.
Whitesboro Central Schools will furlough 103 of its employees beginning November 30th. School Superintendent Brian Bellair said the decision was made in conjunction with the Whitesboro Employee's Union.
State Police Investigators spent much of the day combing the Red Carpet Inn for evidence following Sunday's deadly shooting.
On Saturday, the community gave Air Force Master Sergeant Stephen Manley a hero's welcome home.
Law enforcement discuss new coronavirus restrictions announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Dozens of former Remington employees held a protest on Monday after the former company laid off 586 workers without severance pay and cut off their benefits. Money the union said is contractually owed to its workers.
County data is updated nightly.
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