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.
The city of Watertown will be paying out close to $1 million to its firefighters next week. The payout comes as a battle continues between the city and its fire union over contracts and minimum staffing.
The city of Watertown is working to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in Thompson Park after receiving complaints. We look at those improvements and the concerns a local disability rights group still has.
Members of the Cape Vincent Ambulance Squad say they haven't missed a call since it was regrouped back in March. But, the squad is concerned things could be a different story if they don't get a new ambulance.
Watertown Golf Club majority shareholder Mike Lundy says is willing to pay for an 80 to 100-space gravel public parking lot in Thompson Park to address a problem where parts of the golf club spilled over on to city-owned land.
Watertown city council members say all three top vote-getters in last month's mayoral primary should be on the ballot in November, but elections officials say they need a judge's ruling to move forward.