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

Convenience Store Robbery in Kennewick

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Circle K on 10th in Kennewick robbed early this morning
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Mar Charged at Police Before being Shot Wednesday

Johnathon Mar

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities say a Washington state man who was killed by police on a busy Minnesota freeway was repeatedly stabbing himself in the moments before the shooting, then charged at officers with a knife.
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Rick Howard Shooting Ruled Justified

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Pasco man was shot just outside of his home in July after a four hour standoff with police in which he fired several times into the neighborhood
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Arrests Made in Mini Mart Robberies

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Series of robberies in Yakima County began in late October
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West Pasco Day Care Under Investigation

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A West Pasco day care center is currently under investigation by the state and the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. A complaint was filed against the Heart n Home center for an incident which allegedly took place on December 15th.     
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Local Student Involved in Minnesota Homicide and Police Chase

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Johnathan Mar, a Kennewick School District student, was killed by officers this morning following a police chase in Minnesota after he was identified as a suspect after a man was killed at a rest stop.
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Ams Carlo Picked For Top Prospects Game

Brandon Carlo

Carlo, projected as a potential first round pick, will be the 6th Ams player to take part in the game.
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Whitman College Student Chosen For National Ultimate Frisbee Team

Claire Revere

Claire Revere will compete at the World Under 23 Ultimate Championships in London next summer
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Deshawen Anderson Officially Charged With Murder

Deshawn Anderson

Faces charge for shooting death of Lorenzo Fernandez.
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Arrest Made in Kennewick Shots Fired Case

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Original incident occured Dec 6th
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Solo's Attorney Wants Charges Dismissed

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Attorney Todd Maybrown filed his request in Kirkland, Washington, Municipal Court, claiming that the victims in the case have not allowed depositions that were granted the defense.   
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DeShawn Anderson Arrested

Deshawn Anderson

Anderson, person of interest in the Pasco gang shootings a couple of weeks ago, has been arrested at the Pepper Tree Apartment complex in Kennewick
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Tri-Cities Gets the Gold Cup!

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Hydros biggest race to be held on the Columbia for the first time since 1984.
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WHL Releases Statement on Washington L&I Investigation

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L&I to investigate child labor complaint filed in 2013
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Man Who Killed Self After Police Standoff in Yakima Identified as Suspect in Tri-Cities Robbery

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Travis Sregzinski now listed as suspect in Headies robbery November 19th. he died the following day in Yakima
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Washington L&I To Move Ahead With WHL Investigation

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Issue centers on the relationship between the league's U.S. based franchises and its players when it comes to child labor laws. 
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Scam Warning From Yakima County Sheriff

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Beware calls claiming that you missed jury duty
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Yakima PD Investigating Possible Attempting Lurings

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The first incident occurred on Nov 18th, the second of Nov 25th.
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UPDATE: Pendleton School Evacuated, Potential Explosive Device Found Nearby

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Oregon State Police Bomb Squad examines suspicious device, finds road flares with nails sticking out and railroad detonators (torpedoes). The scene has been cleared.
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Ams Carlo headed to Team USA Camp

Brandon Carlo

If selected for final roster, would become fourth member of team to play for Team USA at World Juniors.
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