Natalie Kucko joined the news team as a reporter in May 2017.
Natalie was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2017 with a B.A. in journalism and mass communication. At St. Bonaventure, Natalie was involved with the student-run television station, SBU-TV, where she served as an anchor, reporter and producer. She also worked with the campus radio station, WSBU 88.3 The Buzz, as a news director and later as station manager.
Natalie grew to love the news business after interning at WROC-TV and WHAM-TV in her hometown of Rochester.
When she's not reporting, Natalie enjoys singing, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
If you have a story idea, you can e-mail Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @NatalieKucko.
In the last few legs of the shipping season, Senator Chuck Schumer says he wants outflows increased at the dam in Massena and safety measures put in place to keep ships moving, but moving slower. It's an effort to help prevent a possible third year of record flooding.
Last week, we reported on a spike in the number of overdose deaths in Jefferson County over a short period of time. With cash bail disappearing in the new year, county officials are concerned it could reduce the incentive for drug offenders to seek treatment.