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Channel 2 News Utica Live

WKTV News logoWKTV News is New York’s one of the leading news stations affiliated to CW+/NBC/CBS. The Utica, New York-licensed station operates at Virtual Ch 2 and serves the area of Central Upstate NY’s Mohawk Valley while being possessed by Heartland Media. Channel 2 News Utica is the No. 1 source of information for Utica and its suburbs in Mohawk Valley and Central NY. From traditional news offering to digital media services provided on the channel’s official website, WKTV News is known to have the powerful transmission in the DMA and serves at least 7 out of 10 households in the region. It makes the channel the best advertising platform in Central NY.

NewsChannel 2 Utica features WKTV 2 Breaking News, WKTV Weather, Health Reports, WKTV School closings, WKTV News obituaries, community discussion and WKTV sports telecast. Channel 2 News Utica also carries crime news, educational material, political debates, economic discussion, Opioid crisis and more. WKTV Weather segment includes Interactive Radar, Weather Photos, Weather Blog, Maps & Radars, Fish & Game Forecast and everything in between.

It also hosts several features such as Harried Housewife, Saluting Those Who are Proud to Serve, Hometown History, Senior Send-Off and much more. Watch the network’s exclusive services on cable, satellite or access it over the mobile app or official website via WKTV live stream. WKTV Utica uses the branding NewsChannel 2 and tagline Where the News Comes First.

Watch WKTV News Live Stream

WKTV 2 local news, WKTV Weather and WKTV Sports can be streamed online through WKTV News live stream. Click the play button below and enjoy the channel’s HD transmission.

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WKTV Weather Services

WKTV Weather coverage is among the top-rated transmissions in the area with quality content and advanced tools. You can get breaking climate reports in your area, WKTV closings & delays and other important notifications, anytime, anywhere through NewsChannel 2 Text Alert service. Check out the latest maps & radars of different weather conditions in the area. The channel announces the closings of school or business closings to severe weather events at the bottom of the TV screen on WKTV CH 2, or you can always go to the station’s official webpage for the updates.

Moreover, the audience can also see Fish & Game Forecast and plan their outdoor activities accordingly, such as fishing, bird watching or hunting. WKTV News Interactive radar is loaded with different layers, overlays and alerts. Its satellite view gives the live image of clouds and other weather situation in the area.

Violet Scibior at WKTV News studio
Violet Scibior at WKTV News studio | Courtesy: facebook page

Utica Historical Weather Data

Utica City is recognized to have one of the historical sets of weather data in the USA. Some of the town’s record goes way back in the 1800s, and its 30-days precipitation record goes beyond 1826. With the help of a local meteorologist Richard Morris and American Meteorological Society’s President, WKTV News dig out such weather records which were missing before 1950. They have also tried to fill some holes prior to Nov 1926. Viewers can access the online record of Utica over the station’s official webpage “”. Search anything in between 1970 to the present day on this page, just select the month, date, year, and you are good to go.

WKTV Weather Maps and Radars

Following table shows the maps & radars features by WKTV News. You can watch them at “” page.

CNY Radar Loop Seasonal 3 Part Planner
Local Temps 7 Day Forecast Present Weather
Webcam Rainfall NYS Temperatures
Severe Weather

Storm Track 2 Weather Team

WKTV Weather team comprises of only three people, but each one of them is the qualified meteorologist with a relevant degree in hands from Prestigious universities. They work hard and keep a close eye on the weather conditions of Utica, Rome and nearby regions. Under the leadership of chief meteorologist Bill Kardas, Jill Reale and Voilet Scibior presents the forecast of the day, gives up-to-minute inforabout the severe weather conditions and reports WKTV closings.

Modern technology requires modern minds to understand and operate it; therefore, the channel’s high-tech weather equipment can only be handled by talented weather personalities.

Violet Sibior: Weekend Meteorologist at StormTracker 2

Violet Sibior work at WKTV NewsViolent Schibior is one of the most experienced meteorologists at WKTV News. She hosts the shows “NewsChannel 2 Weekend at 6 pm and 11 pm” and “NewsChannel 2 Weekend Today”. Sibior became a part of the squad in July 2019. Violet did her graduation in Broadcast Meteorology in 2019 from State University of New York College at Brockport.

Schinior did her graduation in Broadcast Meteorology in 2019 from State University of New York College at Brockport. After completing her studies, she started an internship at Channel 2 News Utica in October 2014. After four months, Schibior became a broadcast Meteorologist Intern at Spectrum Bay News 9 in June 2018.

However, in the meantime, she was also working at Talon Television as Broadcast Meteorologist & Reporter. Later, she joined Charlotte Russe as Sales Associate in March 2018. Presently, she serves NewsChannel 2 Utica as a full-time Broadcast Meteorologist.

Jill Reale: Weather Personality at WKTV News

Jill Reale services at WKTV NewsJill Reale is the talented WKTV Weather reporter on NewsChannel 2 Sunrise, Daybreak, CW at 7 am and 12 pm. She joined WKTV Utica and started giving her expertise to the community in 2007. She has also claimed a seal of approval from the National Weather Service. Jill Reale completed her education from SUNY Albany with BS Meteorology degree. During her studies, she did an internship at WKTV News in 2006. Later, in 2007, she became an intern at WNYT CH 13 Albany.

Aside from doing internships and participating in National Forecasting Contests and UAlbany, Reale also took part in the University Dance Council, where she acted as a VP for two years. Also, she was also involved in Intramural Volleyball and supported the Great Dane Basketball. Jill’s most striking weather events were 2002 Christmas Day Storm and Labor Day Storm. Moreover, Reale loves the enthusiasm of forecasting lake effect snow.

About WKTV News

WKTV LiveChannel 2 News Utica NY started operations as the market’s first TV network providing services at VHF CH 3. Overall, it was the 93rd TV station to begin transmission in the United States. It marked Utica one of the smallest American cities with a TV channel. The network originally used to belong to Copper City Broadcasting Corporation and managed by Myron Kallet together with WKAL 1450 AM. As WKTV News was the first station in the Utica, it used to take content from all four mainstream networks, i.e. NBC (primary affiliate), CBS, DuMont and ABC. In 1956, when DuMont decided to terminate its operations, WKTV Utica NY lost one of its four affiliations.

Recent Era of WKTV

Following that, WKTV 2 News soon removed CBS from the list as well, thus making WTVH and WHEN-TV Syracuse as the only CBS-affiliate network in the region until 2015.  Currently, WKTV News operates as the affiliate partner of four networks including NBC, CW+, CBS and MeTV. The channel’s current owner is Heartland Media, and it works with the slogan “Where the News Comes First”.

WKTV NewsChannel 2 Mobile App

WKTV Mobile AppWith the tagline “Where the News Comes First”, WKTV News is among the most-rated and watched news station in Central NY. The WKTV mobile app serves the audience with WKTV local news, WKTV Weather, WKTV Closings, WKTV Sports, WKTV live stream, political coverage, etc. It is the states leading news network with award-winning journalism and digital media service.Moreover, users can also access different other exciting station contents including the daily WKTV weather forecast, live radar, traffic updates, Economic conditions in the country, Education related news, top stories, crime and local & national news. WKTV Weather department features its own app WKTV StormTracker 2 Weather covering comprehensive climate-related information to the Utica residents.

The app provides the detailed weather forecast predicted by the channel’s high-tech radar. Moreover, viewers can also enjoy several other WKTV Weather features including fish & game forecast, text alerts, maps, WKTV Closings, Utica Historical Weather Data, weather blog and more.  Meanwhile, users can even watch online weather transmission via WKTV live stream.

WKTV News HQ location
Towers of WKTV News can be seen at Smith Hill Road, Utica, NY | Credits:

WKTV News Team

WKTV News squad is among the most professional news teams in the state with years of experience in exploring the journalism field. They are known for reporting the most important events in town. Their anchors, reporters and multimedia journalists are expert in their field and always deliver what is expected from them. Public trusts the journalism provided by NewsChannel 2 Utica and always relies on it.

News Shows and Program at WKTV News

WKTV News Channel 2 covers many exciting categories in the listing, including news, politics, TV series, entertainment, contests and information. From NBC Nightly News to Redeemer Church, viewers can get several engaging contents. Audience can turn to their TV sets, tune into CH 2 and watch their favourite shows through WKTV live stream.

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Feeding America

In order to get their families out of tough times, many people seek for food banks. With a little help from the audience, News Channel 2 Utica can collect food for local families and ensures no one remains hungry. Feeding America works together with Heartland Media, local food bank, CBS 2 Utica to help donate money. Just go to the Donate link button, make a donation and it will be used to buy & distribute food throughout Feeding America food bank in Central New York.

Become a Volunteer

They are also looking for volunteers to help sort out packages and deliver food. If you want to nominate yourself among one of the volunteers, visit the link on the station’s official website. Feeding America would provide a work schedule for you at the volunteered place. They are here to help supplying food to you and your family If you are a needy one and want to get help go to the websites “Feeding America” page and get food for yourself.

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Redeemer Church Sunday Today Meet the Press Central New York Open House
Football Night in America NBC Nightly News: Weekend Edition NewsChannel 2 Sunday Catholic Mass
Saturday Night Live Ellen’s Game of Games House Smarts Judge Judy
Early Today Today III The Rachel Ray Show Today with Hoda & Jenna
Wheel of Fortune The Dr. Oz Show NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Jeopardy!
Days of our Lives Nurses The Voice Dr. Phil
A Little Late with Lilly Singh The Tonight Show Starring Meyers Today Late night with Seth Meyers
NewsChannel 2 Sunrise Live at 5pm Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes: At Home Holiday Special Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors
A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special Dateline NBC Weakest Link The Voyager with Josh Garcia
US Farm Report Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer Vets Saving Pets Premier League Goal Zone
Tel: 315-733-0404
Tower Location: Bon Air
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Coverage Map

WKTV News coverage map
WKTV News coverage map | Source: official website
Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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