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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Utica Zoo is celebrating International Red Panda Weekend. A time where the animal world calling to raise awareness for the endangered species.
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.
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.
Utica Police have launched an investigation into hate graffiti that was drawn on a statue at. St. Louis Gonzaga Church in Utica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been six months since students were in the classroom. Districts spending those months planning for this day.
County data is updated nightly.