Jonathan Ketz

Reporter

I joined the WQAD News Team on March 5, 2012. I am very excited to start my career here, and I’m the third generation of reporters in my family to work at this station!

My grandfather, Jim King, helped WQAD sign on the air back in 1963. He worked at the station until his death in January of 1999. My father, Kris Ketz, also began his broadcasting career here back in 1981. He reported at WQAD before moving to Kansas City in the early 1980s. My dad is now an anchor at KMBC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City, Mo.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. I was a reporter at KOMU-TV, the area’s NBC affiliate before coming here.

The person who gets left out in all this is my mother, Jan Lewis. She was a producer at WQAD back in the late 1970’s. In fact, my grandfather actually hired my mother to work at the station! My mother is now out of the broadcast business and she works in the North Kansas City School District.

Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to work at WQAD. My grandmother, Gloria, still lives in Moline, and I live with her down in the Heritage Lake area. I remember coming to the Quad Cities as a kid during the summer for the John Deere Classic and River Bandits games at the ‘old JOD.’

I am looking forward to meeting all kinds of people here in the Quads! Have a story idea? Send me an email at jonathan.ketz@wqad.com.

Recent Articles

  • River Bandits to Open the Season, weather permitting

    Posted on: 7:12 am, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 08:33am, April 3, 2014

    The Quad City River Bandits’ opening day game was scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. Despite the brutal...
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  • Wood-burning stove blamed for fire near Walcott

    Posted on: 7:06 am, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 08:29am, April 1, 2014

    Two people were inside a home when fire was sparked by a wood-burning stove.
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  • St. Ambrose neighbors fighting new sports complex

    Posted on: 6:50 am, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 11:26am, March 31, 2014

    St. Ambrose University leaders are holding a meeting Monday, March 31, 2014 on their proposed new athletic complex. St. Ambrose...
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  • WIU Board to Consider 3% Tuition Increase

    Posted on: 6:43 am, March 28, 2014, by

    The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees could approve a three percent tuition increase for incoming freshmen. The increase would...
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  • Three adults rescued from burning Davenport house

    Posted on: 7:20 am, March 27, 2014, by , and , updated on: 06:59pm, March 27, 2014

    Two men and a woman were hospitalized after they were rescued from the second floor of a burning Davenport home.
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  • Bettendorf High School Student Dies in River Drive Crash

    Posted on: 8:53 am, March 26, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:40pm, March 26, 2014

    Bettendorf High School senior Natalie Munoz died in a crash on River Drive in Davenport.
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  • Moline 7-11 robbed

    Posted on: 9:33 am, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 11:26am, March 25, 2014

    A Moline 7-Eleven gas station was robbed before dawn Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
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  • RI considers fine instead of jail for some marijuana busts

    Posted on: 11:47 am, March 24, 2014, by

    Instead of automatic arrests and being booked into jail, the city of Rock Island could hand out a minimum $300...
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  • Pauley: Wal-Mart Construction Could Start by the end of 2014

    Posted on: 6:38 am, March 24, 2014, by

    Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley says that construction of a new Wal-Mart could start by the end of this year....
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  • One Person Injured After Shooting in Rock Island

    Posted on: 6:47 am, March 21, 2014, by , updated on: 11:31am, March 21, 2014

    Rock Island Police say that one person is injured after a shooting on Friday, March 21st, 2014. It happened at...
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  • DSW: 23,000 Shoes to Fill New Store

    Posted on: 7:08 am, March 20, 2014, by

    The Elmore Marketplace in north Davenport is about to have another store. The Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) opens up on...
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  • Rock Island County voters say no to public safety and school taxes

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, March 18, 2014, by , and , updated on: 11:24am, March 19, 2014

    Voters in Rock Island County said ‘no’ to tax increases to fund schools and public safety.
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