Kevin Uretsky

News Director/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

Trios to Cut 40 Employees, Selling Other Land For Cash

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As part of a financial restructuring, Trios Hospital will reduce its work staff by forty people Friday, saving the organization $3 million per year.
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Tri-Cities Named Hydros Race Site of the Year

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Announcement made during weekend year end awards banquet in Seattle.
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Another Change in Representation For Zambrano-Montes Family

Antonio Zambrano Montes

Family will now be represented by same attorney who represented Michael Brown's family in Missouri
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New Representation for Zambrano-Montes Family

Antonio Zambrano Montes

A Seattle area law firm is nowA Seattle area law firm is now represen ting the cit representing the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes
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ESPN: Solo to be Reinstated

Charges Dropped Against Hope Solo

ESPN is reporting that Richland native and U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is expected to be officially reinstated to the national team on Saturday after serving a 30 day suspension
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Possible Firearms Policy Developing in Benton City Schools

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Kiona-Benton school district releases draft of potential policy which would allow certain members of staff and administration to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. 
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WHL Legislation Passes Out of House Committee

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Bill would essentially recognize that players in the Western Hockey League are exempt from child labor laws and should be considered amateur in status.
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Alleged Child Rapist Officially Charged

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Kennewick man allegedly raped girl multiple times over last several years
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Americans Raise Over $16,000 For Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Money will be donated to Tri-Cities Cancer Center
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WHL Legislation Proposed in Olympia

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Proposed bills would essentially make 16 and 17 year old players on Washington based teams exempt from child labor laws through amateur standing 
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Former Colonel Wants Federal Investigation of Zambrano-Montes Shooting

Antonio Zambrano Montes

Cansejo Latino chairman writes letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
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Scam Warning From Yakima PD

Scam Alert

Be careful if contacted about Publishers Clearing House
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Coroner May Call For Inquest

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Franklin Co. Coroner Dan Blasdel will conduct the autopsy on Zambrano-Montes' body tomorrow morning. Blasdel is considering calling an inquest which means all of the evidence from the entire case would be presented to a jury of 6.  
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Montes Family Meets With Law Enforcement

Antonio Zambrano-Montes

Rally leaders and family members of Antonio Zambrano-Montes met with Pasco Police officers tonight to discuss the downtown rally planned for Saturday.
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A Look Into Those Involved in Fatal Police Shooting

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Tuesday night's fatal officer involved shooting in Pasco is still the main topic of conversation locally and is now spreading, with media outlets from across the country and across the world now turning their attention to our area.
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Go Fund me Account Set Up Under False Pretenses

Kelly Kiesz

Man who account was set up to benefit did not serve in military despite claims.
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Tri-Cities & Sao Paulo: So Different, Yet Similar

Tri-Cities & Sao Paulo

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then you might find this interesting.
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Avian Influenza Quarantine Lifted

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No more restrictions on the movement of poultry and pultry products in Benton and Franklin counties
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Americans Looking For Breast Cancer Testimonials

Americans Breast Cancer Puck

Tributes to air prior to game Feb 14th
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Solo Not a Lock For US World Cup Team?

Charges Dropped Against Hope Solo

U.S. Soccer Federation chief says it could happen, but hopes it won't
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