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
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    MOLINE- We’re pulling through on Tuesday, June 27, and a couple of stories have caught our eye on Good Morning Quad Cities. First off, Cheetos is offering a huge cash prize for weird-looking ones. In order to fill a new Cheetos’ museum, the company wants the public to send them exceptionally and oddly shaped Cheetos. The story made Eric hungry, so he started eating his cereal. By the way, have you tried it? It’s pretty good. Charlie Sheen has announced […]

  • We Want YOUR Questions For…Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch

    DAVENPORT- We continue our ‘Breakfast With…’ segment Thursday, June 29. Thursday, June 22, Angie had ‘Breakfast With’ with Whitey’s, as she toured the Whitey’s factory, met employees, and checked out the plant’s freezer that is kept at -20 degrees! Thursday, we’re having ‘Breakfast With…’ Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch. We’ll be at Greatest Grains in Davenport, in the city’s Hilltop Campus Village. The fun starts at 5 a.m. If you have a question for Klipsch, fill out the form below! Download […]

  • Friday on GMQC: Awkward Moments, Angie’s Dog, and Eric Geeking Out

    MOLINE- Things got weird on Good Morning Quad Cities Friday, June 23, and you’re about to find out why. Angie did Breakfast With…Whitey’s Thursday, June 22 and got to wear a hair net inside their factory. We ran the story Friday morning, and after the segment, Angie adlibbed a question to me, asking if she should wear the net on the air. I was extremely caught off guard and had no idea what to do. Please see how I responded […]

  • Congresswoman Bustos: Passenger Rail Still on Track

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  • BBB: How You Can Spot QC Scams

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  • Shots Fired Call Leads Police on a Car Chase Through the QC

    Update: Keyshawn Reed has been charged with the following crimes after being detained following a police chase on Tuesday, June 20:  Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon  Felon in Possession of a Firearm  Assault While Participating in a Felony  Domestic Assault w/ Intent  Child Endangerment  Eluding Earlier: ROCK ISLAND- A Davenport man was arrested in Illinois after allegedly participating in a drive-by shooting in the 1100 block of 8th Street in Davenport. Keyshawn Reed, 29, was […]

  • One Person Hurt in QC Shooting

    Police are investigating a shooting near 8th and Fillmore Wednesday morning, June 21.

  • Starting Your Day Right: A Tropical Tango Smoothie

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  • Sword Fighting Knights Show Off Their Skills Live On The Air

    ROCK ISLAND- The  Chivalry in Action Goodwill Tour will show off its skills Monday, June 19 at the Rock Island Goodwill store. From 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, the first 25 individuals making a purchase or donation at the Rock Island Goodwill store, will receive two free dinner and tournament tickets to Medieval Times, in Schaumburg, Illinois. The knights are making their pitch to get people to come out to their summer events for a fun, quick, family friendly vacation. […]

  • Thursday on GMQC: Lost Wedding Dresses and Rescued Ducklings

    MOLINE- We are plugging along on Good Morning Quad Cities. Angie’s off Friday, June 16 (Well Deserved), and I wish it was Friday already… Wedding plans have hit a roadblock for an Iowa woman after the dress she was planning to wear was stolen. Marissa Hurst was planning to walk down the aisle in a dress worn by her mother and grandmother, but Hurst says the dress was taken out of her car’s trunk while it was parked outside of […]

  • I-280 Back Open after Three Vehicle Accident

    MILAN- Westbound lanes on Interstate 280 were partially closed for a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday evening, June 13th. The collision started at Mile Marker 15 when a Mazda 6 drifted over the left shoulder and into the median, according to a statement from the Illinois State Police.  The driver overcorrected to the right, crossing a lane and hitting a semi.  The semi then went into a ditch. As the Mazda was spinning in the roadway, it was hit by another semi, […]

  • Congresswoman Bustos: I play basketball with Steve Scalise

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia- Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Dave Loebsack both spoke about the attack on a Congressional baseball practice Wednesday, June 14. Bustos says she was just getting home from the gym when she heard about the shooting. She says she knows U.S. House leader Steve Scalise very well and plays basketball with him in the Congressional basketball game. “To think that he was just out practicing for a baseball game that is supposed to be happening tomorrow,” Bustos said […]