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 email@example.com.
Police departments across the state won't be able to access Department of Motor Vehicles or DMV photos unless they sign an agreement to not share that information with immigration law agencies. Some local law enforcement officials say they had no choice but to sign the dotted line.
With construction underway on Watertown's Thompson Park pool, some lawmakers say the city might not be able to afford three pools. A group of residents doesn't want to see any of the pools get shut down.
The Watertown Downtown Business Association says if the drive to form a Business Improvement District also know as a BID is successful, a $100,000 to $110,000 budget would be collected each year to go toward improving downtown.