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."

Email Kevin

Twitter- @KevinKAPPKVEW

Articles

Fire Burning in Pasco Contained

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Wheat field near Taylor Flats Road burned.
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Franklin County Sheriff Investigating Homicide

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Two bodies found in car set on fire Thursday night.
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Pair of Fever Players Win IFL Year End Awards

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Steven Whitehead honored for on field play, Brady Beeson for community service.
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Local Fire Chief Asks Public NOT to Use Fireworks

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Benton County Fire District 4 Chief Bill Whealan posts message on facebook.
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Consejo Latino Again Criticizes Zabrano-Montes Investigation

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Chairman Felix Vargas questions length of time investigation is taking, says he expects officers to face "mild punitive charge"
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Officers' & Family Statements on Zambrano-Montes Shooting

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Interviews with officers involved were taken in April and May
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Aguirre to Face Additional Charge

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Former Pasco officer will now be charged with witness intimidation in Spokane County.
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Christian Ramirez Sentenced to 15 Years

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Pleaded guilty to attempted murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend
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Pasco Day Care License Pulled

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Heart n Home has had repreated problems over last several months
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Aguirre Back in Franklin County Court

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Judge Cameron Mitchell denies request from defense attorney to keep Aguirre in Franklin County custody during hearing this morning. Later in day murder charges officially filed against Aguirre in Spokane County Superior Court. 
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State Budget Officially Passed

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Governor Inslee expected to sign it tomorrow
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Higher Gas Prices on the Way

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New transportation plan from Olympia calls for a seven cent increase August 1st
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First the Budget, Now Transportation Package

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- House and Senate transportation leaders say they are working on final details tied to a $15 billion transportation revenue package that includes an incremental increase in the gas tax.
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State Budget Details Released

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Governor's office says there will be no statewide government shutdown
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Two Americans Defensemen Chosen in NHL Draft

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Brandon Carlo taken by the Boston Bruins in the second round, while Parker Wotherspoon was selected by the New York Islanders in the fourth round
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Assault Arrest in Kennewick

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Suspect entered house with handgun.
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First Details on SIU Report To Be Released July 1st

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Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant will release a portion of the report on the Antonio Zambrano-Montes shooting on July 1st.
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Washington Average Wage Up

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Employment Security Department cites increase of more than four percent.
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KEPR's Chick Due Back in Court July 16

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Veteran anchor arrested for DUI over the weekend.
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Cause of Les Young Death Ruled Undetermined

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Benton City man was found dead in his trailer in January
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