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

Jimmy Shane Wins Gold Cup After Theoret Disqualified

Theoret DMZ Violation

It's the second straight Gold Cup win for the Oberto team, and a bitter disappointment for the Elam folks. 
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Weather Forces Heat Cancellations at Gold Cup

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Only two heats were run due to higher winds throughout the afternoon.
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Former Pasco Officer Guilty

Zach Fairley

Zach fairley convicted of make misleading statements during law enforcement investigation into CBC bomb threat made in 2013
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Trial of Former Pasco Officer in Hands of Jury

Zach Fairley

Zach Fairley faces several charges
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First Horse Infected With West Nile This Year

Mosquito

Horse was not vaccinated against disease.
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Fire Burning in Paterson Contained

Generic Fire

Fire burned about a 1000 acres in wheat fields west of State Routes 14 & 221
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Improvements Slated For Randall Park

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City now has more than one million dollars available for changes
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Richland PD Looking For Bank Robbery Suspect

Richland Bank Robbery 3

Sus[ect walked into the U.S. Bank on Jadwin Avenue and Lee Boulevard in Richland just before 1:00 PM this afternoon and handed a teller a note - demanding money.
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Sturgeon Fishing Moratorium Announced

Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife

Fish and Wildlife closing fishing on portions of Columbia and Snake Eivers due to low and warm water
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Florist Vows to Continue Fight

Barronelle Stutzman

We had a chance today to speak to Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers, who in March was found to have violated consumer protection laws by refusing to provide flowers for a same sex wedding a couple of years ago.
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Drowning Victim Identified

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48 year old Micheal Ricardo King died over the weekend/.
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Boys Scouts Changing Policy on Gay Scout Leaders

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Executive committee votes to end ban on gay adult leaders. Change still needs to be approved by entire national board
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Jury Selection Begins in Nanny's Second Trial

Kelli Jacobsen

Kelli Jacobsen accused of causing the death of boy she was watching in 2011.
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Bonefish Grill Broken Into

bonefish

Restaurant broken into early Sunday morning, nothing appears to be taken.
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Union Gap Police Asking For Public's Help

Union Gap Suspect 2

Authorities looking to identify suspects in April burglary 
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Crews Searching For Missing Plane

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Flight never arived in Lynden Saturday.
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Man Shot in Kennewick

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Inicident occurred neat East 2nd Ave and South Date St.
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Kennewick Costco Evacuated

Costco

Coolant leak at rear of store, employees say store will remain closed for the rest of the day.
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Local Cider Honored

d's Wicked Basked Apple Cider

d's Wicked Cider named best spiced cider at 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship.
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First Human Case of West Nile This Year

Mosquito Control Spraying

Benton County woman infected with disease.
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