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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    Gas line ruptures at 41st Street in Moline

    A road was closed and numerous people were evacuated after a gas line near the John Deere Road construction project ruptured.

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    Pay It Forward: Sally Stangl

    MaryCrest Senior Campus nurse Sally Stangl knows being a nurse isn't always easy.

  • 46 year old Urbandale resident Scott Michael Greene is being sought by investigator for shooting of 2 Des Moines police officers

    Two Iowa police officers killed; suspect in custody

    Two Iowa police officers were found fatally shot in their squad vehicles at separate intersections in the Des Moines area early Wednesday, and a suspect was taken into police custody following an urgent hunt for him hours later, authorities say.

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    Confrontation over alleged truck break-in leads to overnight shooting in Davenport

    The incident happened in the 1300 block of Division Street around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. According to a statement from the Davenport Police Department, 26-year-old Byron Blackwell "was armed with a shotgun" and confronted a man who was breaking into his truck.

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    Shopping Showdown: Comparing Prices at Grocery Stores in Iowa and Illinois

    We are always looking at ways to save money. Recently, WQAD News 8's Angie Sharp and Jonathan Ketz ventured out to compare grocery prices in the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities.

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    Skellington Manor Haunts GMQC Crew

    Rock Island, ILLINOIS – The Good Morning Quad Cities crew got a little spooked on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The crew went to Skellington Manor to see what it would be like to get spooked…while on camera. The haunted house is now closed for the season, but the business is still open. The business has ‘murder mystery dinners’ and wedding receptions throughout the year. It’s on Fifth Avenue, in downtown Rock Island. To check out Skellington Manor’s website, click here. To see […]

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    One confirmed dead in early morning crash on I-80 in Bettendorf

    A portion of Interstate 80 westbound was down to one lane after a fatal crash in Bettendorf.

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    One Illinois-bound lane of I-80 Bridge to shut down

    LECLAIRE, Iowa – Drivers planning to take the I-80 Bridge in the Quad Cities may want to find a different route Tuesday, October 25, 2016. An Illinois-bound lane of the bridge will be closed at 9 a.m. Tuesday. It will reopen the same day at 6 p.m. The Illinois Department of Transportation says workers will be performing bridge joint repairs.

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    Moline Police Tase Man with Machete on I-74 Bridge

    Iowa bound traffic on I-74 was down to one lane early Thursday morning, October 13, 2016, after a man with a machete, walked onto the I-74 Bridge.

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    Gunfire strikes multiple cars in Village of East Davenport

    Police say multiple cars were hit after shots were fired Wednesday night, October 12, 2016.

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    Chicago Cubs Lose Overnight Thriller

    SAN FRANCISCO, California – After 13 innings, the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday morning, October 11, 2016. Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta hit a three run home run in the top of the second, which made it 3-0 Cubs. The Gaints took the lead later in the game after Connor Gillaspie took a pitch deep to right center, just out of of the reach Albert Amora Jr. In […]

  • Sexual assault training (WQAD photo)

    QC first responders and medics train to help sexual assault survivors

    The group learned to use different techniques and tools to collect as much evidence of an assault as possible.