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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
County data is updated nightly.
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