Katie Benoit joined the WWNY news team in September 2018.
Katie was born and raised in Rhode Island. She received her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2018. Prior to SU, Katie received her bachelor's degree in communications/sports journalism at Springfield College in Massachusetts.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys watching working out and watching sports. At Springfield, she was part of the cross country/track and field team. Katie is New England sports fan and a Syracuse basketball and football fan.
Katie is excited to be reporting in the north country. If you have any story ideas or just want to say hi, feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the National Weather Service, rainfall in Lewis County is more than 6 inches below average since April 1. As a result, a lot of people are filling up tanks with water in order to drink, shower and wash dishes at home.
Officials in the village of Copenhagen and the town of Denmark have declared a state of emergency because of a water shortage. So what are the village’s plans as its water supply drops to dangerous levels?
ACR Health’s syringe exchange program helps hundreds of people in the north country who are suffering from addiction, but right now the program isn’t getting money from the state to help pay its workers.