Kevin Uretsky

Anchor 5:00 & 6:30

"Being in the media is one of the most unique and interesting ways to be part of our community and to help contribute to it."

Kevin Uretsky has been one of the most recognizable members of the local television media for more than twenty-one years. After a long and successful run as a sports anchor, Kevin joined Your Local ABC as a news anchor in the spring of 2006. After anchoring both Good Morning Northwest and our evening newscasts for several years, Kevin began serving as the station's news director in June of 2009.

Kevin now anchors the 5:00 PM news on Your Local ABC and also does sports on our 6:30 PM show. In addition, Kevin provides play-by-play for our broadcasts of Tri-City Americans hockey games and has spent many years raising funds as the host of our station's Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day telecasts. 

Kevin has been honored by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists and in 2004 was the dedicated honoree at the Pasco Invite track meet, the largest single day high school track and field event in the United States. He has also been nominated several times for the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame and was honored in December 2005 by the Tri-City Americans, who held "Kevin Uretsky Night" to say thank you for Kevin's help in keeping the team in the Tri-Cities in the spring of that year. In the spring of 2013 he was voted the area's best sportscaster by readers of the Tri-City Herald.

Kevin has lived in the Tri-Cities since 1992 and enjoys trying to stay competitive and active in all sports. He was a member of the undefeated Tri-City Rattlers semi-pro football team which won the 2004 Inland Northwest Football League championship and can often be found participating in several local charity golf events every year, although as a golfer, Kevin makes a good broadcaster. He also emcees many community events, including the Miss Tri-Cities pageant several times.

Kevin is a native of Freehold, NJ, which provided the foundation for his love of the music of another Freehold native--Bruce Springsteen. Kevin graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a BA in Communicatons-Broadcast Journalism in 1989.

Prior to his arrival in the Tri-Cities, Kevin was a sports anchor at WBNG in Binghamton, NY and through his years here has also spent time as a radio talk show host and newspaper columnist. He currently provides rinkside analysis and interviews for the ROOT cable network's broadcasts of WHL hockey games.

During his down time Kevin enjoys spending time with his children and rooting for his favorite sports teams--the Giants, Mets, Yankees, Knicks, and Rangers. After all, you can take the "boy out of New York", but you can't take "the New York out of the boy."

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Twitter- @KevinKAPPKVEW

Articles

One Killed in Pasco Nightclub Shooting

Pasco Tropicana

19 year old succumbs to injuries at Lourdes following shooting at Tropicana Night Club.
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No School Buses For Pasco Tri-Tech Students if There's a Strike

Pasco School District

If the teachers walk out next week, Pasco students attending Tri-Tech in Kennewick will have to pick up Benton-Franklin bus passes from the school district in order to get to school.
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Delta HS to be Closed in Event of Pasco Teachers Strike

New Delta H.S. Design

Kennewick and Richland teachers will not cross the picket lines in Pasco teachers walk out.
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Mariners Fire GM Jack Zduriencik

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought.
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SWAT Called Out as KPD Serves Two Warrants

SWAT Deschutes

Burglary investigations leads teams to W. Deshcutes in Kennewick and Sycamore St. in Pasco.
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Americans Tweak Jerseys

Americans New Jerseys

Main design gets a new update for the new season
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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Murder Case

Bridges

Kenyatta Bridges is charged with first degree murder in the gang related shooting death of Lorenzo Fernandez in Pasco on December 3rd.    
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Americans Goalie Sarthou Receives Honor

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Black Diamond, Washington native invited to USA Hockey's top prospects game in Buffalo in September
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Man in Wheelchair Killed by Car in Kennewick

Wheelchair GFX

Man, who was in his 30's, hit at 8th Ave & Washington.
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Americans Close to New Lease Agreement

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The team and city of Kennewick are closing in on a new five year deal.
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Plan Right Now For Sports to Continue in Event of Pasco Teachers' Strike

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In the event of a strike by teachers next week, the Pasco School District hopes to hold athletic events as scheduled even if classes are not in session.
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Air Quality: Should Teams Be Practicing?

Air Pollution Athletics

WIAA is asking school districts to follow guidelines issued by state Department of Health
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Yakima Fire Stations Collecting Fire Relief Donations

Wildfire

Specific items will be collected through Friday for those fighting the fires throughout eastern Washington. 
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Fever Owner Knows Who New Coach Will Be

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Team owner Teri Carr telling Your Local ABC today that she knows who the new coach will be, and that he will be introduced at a news conference next week.        
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Multi-Million Dollar Award Issued in Yakima Sexual Abuse Case

Church Abuse

A federal judge issued a $5 million civil judgment against former Yakima priest Father Dale Calhoun following a lawsuit filed by a man Calhoun sexually abused between the ages of 12 and 17.
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Motorcycle Accident Leads to Serious Injuries

Motorcycle Accident

17 year old girl takent o Harborview in Seattle with serious head injuries
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Fatal Stabbing in Yakima

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A man is dead following a stabbing at a Yakima bar
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President Approves Emergency Declaration Due to Wildfires

Wildfire

Additional resources to be sent to the state to help fight prevalent fires on eastern side of the state.
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KVEW-TV Signal Back on Dish Temporarily

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Move made to alert public about wildfire emergency
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Road Closure in Kennewick Next Week

Road Projects

Canal and Volland will be closed.
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