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WKTV reporter O'Connor takes new job in Maine

UTICA -- Just a few months shy of her second anniversary at NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), reporter Lexie O'Connor is packing her bags and moving north.  Friday was O'Connor's last day with the NBC affiliate.  She has accepted a new job with CBS affiliate WGME in Portland, Maine.

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Local broadcasters and the Boston Marathon

Updated 4/16 -- CENTRAL NEW YORK -- In the hours after the Boston Marathon bombings, we're learning how some Central New York broadcasters who were in Boston today are faring.  Thankfully, all of the reports are positive.

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POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

UTICA-ROME -- Just a little over a week since the Mohawk Valley was jolted by a deadly shooting rampage, an unprecedented effort by local broadcasters.  Journalists and disc jockeys set competition aside to help raise money for community organizations that are helping victims of the horrific events of March 13.

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POTW: Bill Worden's Last Night at WKTV (2012)

UTICA -- Even though Bill Worden's retirement from TV news is no surprise -- he announced it earlier this month -- there were plenty of surprises during the "Bill Worden Farewell Celebration" which spanned through most of WKTV's early evening newscasts last night.

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While We Were Out: K-Rock Hosts in Court; TV's Mr. Food Dies

SYRACUSE -- We're back from some rest and relaxation out-of-town over Thanksgiving with a recap of two stories from the latter part of the week.  The legal action between K-ROCK's morning hosts and their former employer appear to be over.  And television viewers are mourning the passing of longtime syndicated chef and upstate New York […]

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POTW: "Talk of the Town" Celebrates 1st Anniversary (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- It's been a little over a year since Mark Piersma and Frank Elias started co-hosting WUTQ's midday talk show, Talk of the Town.  Last week, the station celebrated the milestone with a special edition of the program, featuring plenty of special guests and donations were collected for the Utica Food Bank.

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WKTV Likely to Soon be Smith Media's Only Property

Updated 3:30pm with new information from management -- UTICA -- Within the past decade, WKTV parent company Smith Media LLC owned nearly ten television stations, located in Vermont, New York, Alaska and California. Over the past few years, the company has whittled its holdings down to just four stations... and if two recently-announced deals are […]

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WKTV Reveals Anchor Lineup for Post-Worden Era

UTICA -- Last week, Bill Worden announced he'll be retiring from TV news this month, after 35 years WKTV's primary anchor. His final newscast will be November 29. Today, we finally have an answer to the big question that's been lingering since Worden's announcement: who will take over? There actually plenty of changes, including one […]

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Bill Worden to Retire from WKTV

UTICA -- After nearly 50 years in broadcasting, Bill Worden is ready to call it a career.  The Herkimer native, who has anchored WKTV's 6pm and 11pm newscasts since 1977, is retiring, and his last day with WKTV will be Thursday, November 29.  Worden made the announcement tonight on NewsChannel 2 at Six.  Station management […]

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Utica-area Man on "Jeopardy!" Tonight

UTICA -- Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a contestant on Jeopardy!? Mike Lonesky of Clinton knows a little bit about the process. He was selected for the long-running game show over the summer, and he'll appear on TV tonight.

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