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

  • Eight Sexual Assaults Reported Around UI Campus

    Posted on: 1:59 pm, February 25, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:13am, February 27, 2014

    University of Iowa President Sally Mason issued a public apology for her recent comments concerning sexual assault incidents on and near the campus.
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    University of Iowa President Sally Mason 2-25-14 photo by Bill Adams on the University of Iowa website
  • Moline Leaders could approve Southpark Re-development Plan

    Posted on: 6:47 am, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 10:54am, February 25, 2014

    The Moline City Council has discussed re-developing the Southpark Mall for a year and a half now. Tuesday, February 25th,...
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  • Davenport students could start during the middle of August next year

    Posted on: 11:26 am, February 24, 2014, by

    The Davenport Community School Board will vote on the 2014-2015 start date for students on Monday, February 24th, 2014. In...
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  • Community bids farewell to fallen Davenport police officer

    Posted on: 3:55 pm, February 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:55am, February 24, 2014

    Davenport Police Sergeant Kevin Marxen was to be laid to rest Monday after a visitation Sunday following his unexpected passing.
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    Marxen visitation
  • Wind-Blown Sign Smashes Cars at Moline Dealership

    Posted on: 7:24 am, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 08:43am, February 21, 2014

    High winds toppled a sign and pole which then crushed cars at a dealership in Moline.
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  • Flood Watch Causes Concern for Drivers

    Posted on: 7:31 pm, February 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:21am, February 20, 2014

    The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the area starting at 3 a.m. Thursday, February 20. The watch was expected to last through Thursday afternoon.
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  • News 8 Collecting Food for Hunger Drive

    Posted on: 6:59 am, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 11:48am, February 19, 2014

    Quad Citians are helping out the hungry during the Corporate Challenge of the Student Hunger Drive. On Wednesday, February 19th,...
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  • Boil order closes one school and impacts neighborhood in Carbon Cliff

    Posted on: 9:08 am, February 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:19am, February 18, 2014

    A portion of extreme western Carbon Cliff, Illinois was placed under a precautionary boil order after a water main break reduced water pressure.
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  • Trinity Bettendorf Celebrates its 10th Birthday

    Posted on: 6:46 am, February 18, 2014, by

    UnityPoint Health Trinity will celebrate its 10th birthday on Tuesday, February 18th, at its Bettendorf campus. The hospital opened on...
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  • RI to spend $37K on salt for streets

    Posted on: 11:18 am, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 11:26am, February 17, 2014

    The Rock Island City Council will vote on the last order of salt for the public works department on Monday,...
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  • Sherrard School District, Teachers Reach Tenative Agreement

    Posted on: 6:54 pm, February 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:17am, February 17, 2014

    After more than 10 hours of negotiations, the Sherrard Education Association and the school district reached a tentative agreement.
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  • Rock Falls water restored, boil order in effect

    Posted on: 7:29 am, February 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:57pm, February 14, 2014

    The city of Rock Falls restored water service Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:30 am, according to Rock Falls Police. ...
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