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

Dennis Kennedy Re-Signs With Fever

Dennis Kennedy

Kennedy was part of teams that played for IFL championship in 2011 and 2012
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Amber Alert Issued For Skagit County Boy Canceled

Don Hall

Two year old Don Hall was taken by father, found safe this evening in Soreline.
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Bank Robbery in Yakima Tuesday Afternoon

Yakima Bank Robbery Suspect

Chase Bank branch on 40th Ave hit, uncdisclosed amount of cash taken.
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Fever Re-Signs Houston Lillard For 2015

Houston Lillard

Team won six of seven after quarterback returned partway through 2014 campaign
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Woman Rolls Car on 10th Ave

10th Ave ACCIDENT

A 33 year old West Richland woman rolls her car across the street from Park Middle School this morning.
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Benton County Jail Inmate Dies

Jail Cell

Suffered apparent heart attack after exercising in yard
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Dust Devils to be Padres Affiliate in 2015

Dust Devils Logo

Tri-City team was a Colorado Rockies affiliate for the last fourteen years.
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David Issues Message to Hydros Fans

Steve David

New interim chariman of the sport looks to create more transparency and clear up confusing results.
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Bicyclist Injured in Collision With Car

Car vs. Bike Accident Umatilla Ave

Accident took place on Umatilla Ave in Kennewick
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Ams Make Pitch For New Facility

Americans Vintage Logo

Ams GM Bob Tory: "Everything has a shelf life--and the shelf life of this building is closer near the end"
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Americans GM: "We Need New Facility"

Americans Vintage Logo

General Bob Tory releases a statement on the team's social media sites early Thursday evening
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Washington L&I Receives Claim Against WHL

whl

Child labor complaint was filed in 2013.
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Carousel of Dreams Busy on Opening Weekend

Carousel of Dreams

Carousel staff estimates 4500 individual rides given on first weekend of operation.
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Doc Hastings Officially Endorses Dan Newhouse

Hastings Endorses Newhouse

Says that Newhouse's opponent Clint Didier has been a friend and supporter but it's politics and Newhouse is the better candidate of the two.
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Didier Responds to Hastings' Endorsement of Newhouse

Clint Didier

"This isn't really a suprising development for a couple of reasons. First, I haven't asked Doc for his endorsement and never expected or counted on it."
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Kennewick Bans Pot Businesses

Legal pot sales

The city council unanimously votes to not allow businesses that grow, process, or sell legalized recreational marijuana.
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Man Killed in Accident

Accident GFX

Twenty-two year old killed in accident involcing a flatbed trailer and a tractor in Toppenish.
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Inmate Dies in Benton County Jail

Jail bars

26 year old Stephen Morgan was found hanged in his cell
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50+ Vehicle Accident

I-82 Accident

Low visibility caused by blowing dust causes an accident involving more than 50 vehicles this afternoon on I-82 at MP 113
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