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


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