I joined the WQAD News Team on March 5, 2012. I was very excited to start my career here, and in August of 2015, I became the new morning co-anchor of Good Morning Quad Cities.

I’m also 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.

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.

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.

Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to work at WQAD. My grandmother, Gloria, still lives in Moline, and she lives 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
  • Halloween festivities don’t stop after Halloween

    ROCK ISLAND- Horror Fest started in the garage of one of the organizer’s parent’s home. Now, it has quickly become a huge event. It’s been a fan favorite in the Quad Cities for eight years, and it sells out every year, but this year, the event is being held in November instead of around Halloween. We had Breakfast With…Kelley Klemme, one of the organizers of Horror Fest Thursday, October 26 on Good Morning Quad Cities. Klemme says the later date […]

  • Happy Joe’s announces new partnership

    The pizza chain will join forces with Cedar Rapids-based Dynamic Restaurant Holdings, or DRH.

  • MVRBC: Why it’s the perfect time to donate

    DAVENPORT- Leaders at the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) are looking for more donations as we get closer to Halloween. We had Breakfast With…the MVRBC’s Director of Public Relations, Kirby Winn, among others, Thursday, October 19, on Good Morning Quad Cities. Winn says you can give red blood cells every 56 days, and now is the perfect time do so. Leaders say they’re in need of blood around Christmas and the New Year’s holiday. “The retailers out there know […]

  • Illinois High School Football Playoffs

    Here are the pairings for the first round of the Illinois High School Football Playoffs.  Dates and time will be updated when available. Class 1A #16 Toulon (Stark County) (5-4) at #1 Lena (L.-Winslow) (9-0), Saturday 2pm #9 Abingdon (A.-Avon) (7-2) at #8 Milledgeville (7-2), Saturday 1pm #13 Cuba [North Fulton Coop] (6-3) at #4 Stockton (7-2), Saturday 1pm #15 Orangeville (5-4) at #2 Kewanee (Wethersfield) [A.-Wethersfield Coop] (8-1), Saturday 2pm #11 Fulton (H.S.) (6-3) at #6 Ottawa (Marquette) (7-2), […]

  • Warning for people looking to donate after hurricanes, Las Vegas

    MOLINE- The Better Business Bureau’s Bobby Hansen joined us Wednesday, October 18 for Scam Tracker on WQAD News 8 at 11. Hansen says scammers are emailing people and calling them, asking for money after the recent natural disasters. Hansen says scammers are preying on the generosity of Mid Westerners at this time. “We all want to help,” Hansen said. “We all want the money to go somewhere after these tragic situations. Vegas, Puerto Rico, Houston, Florida, whatever it might be, […]

  • MVRBC: why blood was needed for recent hurricanes but not for Vegas

    Leaders at the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) are in need of blood donations.

  • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center collects 190,000 units of blood yearly

    It's the best time of the year to give blood, and a local organization wants you to donate.

  • Week 9 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally takes us to…Cambridge!

    Week 8 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally was fantastic at Bettendorf High School, and the Good Morning Quad Cities crew is already thinking about Week 9.

  • Watch Live: The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally in Bettendorf!

    Week 7 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally was fantastic at Galesburg High School, and the Good Morning Quad Cities crew is already thinking about Week 8.

  • Rent-to-own homes: good idea or no?

    There are thousand of homes to rent in the area, but there are also options for people who'd like to own the home they're currently renting. One of those options is called a rent-to-own contract.

  • Princeton High School shows up for The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally

    It's senior night for the Tigers Friday, October 6, and the students got the morning started off right.

  • Watch Live: The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally in Princeton!

     WATCH NOW: GOOD MORNING QC PRINCETON, Illinois  – Week 6 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally was fantastic at Galesburg High School, and the Good Morning Quad Cities crew is already thinking about Week 7. Friday, October 6, we head to Princeton High School where the Tigers take on Kewanee High School at 7:30 p.m. for the school’s senior night. We need the students, band, and cheerleaders to be on the field at 5:30 a.m. on Friday. If you want to […]