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

Utica-Rome Speedway predicts promising year as fans return

For the first time in more than a year fans returned to the Utica-Rome Speedway, now under new ownership. In 2020, racing on the track was limited and fans were not allowed to attend.

UPDATE: School Bus Driver ticketed for running a red light following Friday's crash

Utica Police said the driver of the school bus that crashed into a car on Friday has been given a ticket for running a red light. Several passengers were injured after a school bus and a car collided in Utica Friday afternoon.

Community buys Rainbow a new accordion

Rainbow has been a staple in the Utica Community for years. You can find him along Varick Street either singing, playing his trumpet, or playing some tunes on his accordion. Back in April, he was assaulted on Varick St causing his accordion to be damaged.

Laurens woman pleads guilty to having sex with a boy under the age of 15

A Laurens woman plead guilty in Otsego County Court on Monday to having sex with a boy under the age of 15.

Coronavirus cases by county 5/1/21

The latest Coronavirus numbers by county

Coronavirus numbers 4/24/21

Coronavirus numbers by county

Cases increasing in some counties despite vaccination efforts

Since December, vaccines have been going into the arms of tens of thousands of people across Oneida, Herkimer, and Otsego counties. Now, county officials continue to be concerned despite the strong effort to vaccinate the community.

Fire destroys vacant building in Marcy

Several fire agencies were called to a vacant building that caught fire Sunday evening on River Road in Marcy. State fire investigators will arrive Monday morning to try and determine its cause and/or origin.

No Empty Chair Campaign begins Monday

Starting Monday, State and County Law Enforcement will be doing extra patrols of the roadways near schools. It's part of the Governor's weeklong No Empty Chair Campaign. The campaign aims to ensure young drivers are safe on the roadways.

Safety regulators issue warning about Peloton Treadmill

Safety regulators are warning people with kids and pets to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2079749

Reported Deaths: 52866
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27678810296
Queens2737089834
Suffolk1991483377
Nassau1820273160
Bronx1810416525
New York1366004442
Westchester1287032265
Erie881151775
Richmond738571805
Monroe663201067
Orange47777810
Rockland46607955
Onondaga37901671
Dutchess29107443
Albany24385350
Oneida22203505
Niagara19634358
Broome18300356
Saratoga15071166
Ulster13733251
Schenectady12948198
Rensselaer11072140
Putnam1053191
Chautauqua8776140
Chemung7516135
Oswego739790
Ontario728392
Steuben6746143
Sullivan653372
St. Lawrence648096
Cayuga617792
Jefferson588466
Wayne562267
Cattaraugus555987
Genesee5333123
Herkimer5094107
Clinton478433
Madison445888
Livingston433658
Fulton432491
Tompkins422151
Montgomery4188123
Columbia3991101
Cortland372860
Tioga367161
Warren357757
Wyoming349752
Allegany339884
Chenango339276
Otsego339047
Greene335475
Washington307355
Orleans304383
Lewis267634
Franklin251612
Delaware231137
Seneca197756
Schoharie165516
Essex157326
Yates116726
Schuyler102814
Hamilton3072
Unassigned13864
Out of NY0234
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