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

  • Rock Island Rotary Club Gives $3,000 to Washington, IL Relief Efforts

    Posted on: 6:45 am, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 08:54am, March 11, 2014

    The Rock Island Rotary Club will give $3,000 to help Washington, Illinois recover from a devastating November tornado.
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  • Opposing developers may join forces in Davenport casino construction

    Posted on: 9:48 pm, March 9, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:13am, March 10, 2014

    After Rhythm City Casino was finally sold to developer Dan Kehl in January 2014, the site location for a new...
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  • McFate: ‘Get Swabbed and Save a Life’

    Posted on: 11:25 am, March 7, 2014, by

    St. Ambrose University and Bettendorf resident Lori McFate have organized a bone marrow donor drive for Quad Citians on Friday,...
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  • Chamber Tries to Protect Rock Island Arsenal

    Posted on: 8:20 am, March 6, 2014, by , updated on: 11:18am, March 6, 2014

    Quad City business leaders will push for more protection of the Rock Island Arsenal on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 in...
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  • Snow Causes Accidents around Metro Area

    Posted on: 11:28 am, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 11:29am, March 5, 2014

    There were several accidents in and around the Quad Cities on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 due to the early morning...
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  • FEMA Denies Appeal for Illinois Communities hit by Tornadoes

    Posted on: 7:02 am, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 04:07pm, March 5, 2014

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had denied the Illinois appeal for public assistance that would have gone to the...
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  • $200 Million Sports Development could come to Bettendorf

    Posted on: 11:23 am, March 4, 2014, by

    Bettendorf City Council members could start the application process for funding a $200 million sports and retail development on Tuesday,...
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    Proposed sports complex for Bettendorf
  • East Moline Utility Bills Not Likely Rising Again

    Posted on: 6:43 am, March 4, 2014, by , updated on: 06:45am, March 4, 2014

    Utility bills in the city of East Moline will likely not rise again. Alderman voted 5-1 against the plan on...
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  • Obamacare Enrollment Period Ends in Less than a month

    Posted on: 11:21 am, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 11:39am, March 3, 2014

    The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, ends in less than a month. Monday, March 3rd,...
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  • Early Voting Starts in Illinois

    Posted on: 7:12 am, March 3, 2014, by

    Early voting starts Monday, March 3rd, 2014 in Illinois for the Primary Election. There are five different places that you...
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  • Businesses Expected To Donate Thousands to Student Hunger Drive

    Posted on: 11:25 am, February 28, 2014, by

    Quad City businesses are delivering their donated food to the River Bend Foodbank in Davenport on Friday, February 28th, 2014....
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  • Senator Durbin: Take Friday Night Tykes Off the Air

    Posted on: 6:23 am, February 28, 2014, by , updated on: 07:18am, February 28, 2014

    U.S. Senator Richard Durbin is calling on the Esquire Network to cancel its new T.V. show Friday Night Tykes. The...
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