Jonathan Ketz


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

Recent Articles

  • 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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  • +20,000 People Likely to Vote in Rock Island County

    Posted on: 11:26 am, March 18, 2014, by

    Rock Island County Chief Deputy Clerk John Brown says there could be as many as 20,000 people who vote in...
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  • Davenport Public Works Fills more than 11,000 Potholes

    Posted on: 11:12 am, March 17, 2014, by

    Davenport Public Works Director Mike Clarke says his crews have been hard at work this winter, filling up more than...
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  • Fire Destroys Home Near Port Byron

    Posted on: 7:10 am, March 17, 2014, by

    Crews in Port Byron say a home is a total loss after a fire on Monday, March 17th, 2014. It...
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  • Rock River Flooding Hits A Dozen Homes Near Silvis

    Posted on: 11:29 am, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 11:41am, March 14, 2014

    The Rock River south of Silvis started to flood on Friday, March 14th, 2014. Homes on River Road started to...
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  • Niabi Zoo gets new animals

    Posted on: 6:40 am, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34am, March 14, 2014

    The Niabi Zoo has three new animals at the zoo for the 2014 season.
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  • Davenport Dropout Rate Sits Above State Average

    Posted on: 11:46 am, March 13, 2014, by

    The Iowa Department of Education reports that the dropout rate for Davenport Community Schools was 4.9% in 2012-2013 for grades...
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  • Changes coming to Davenport’s riverfront

    Posted on: 6:51 am, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 10:21am, March 13, 2014

    Davenport leaders are offering a first look at changes planned for the riverfront area after the casino is gone.
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    Rendering of new plan for Davenport riverfront from Davenport River Vision
  • Ice jam blamed for Green River flooding near Colona

    Posted on: 11:28 am, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 12:11pm, March 12, 2014

    A Henry County woman’s home was surround by water when ice jams apparently caused flooding along the Green River. Neighbors...
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    This home near Colona was surrounded by water after ice jams pushed water through a levee along the Green River 3-12-14.  (WQAD Photo)