In the summer of 2014, I joined the news team at Q13 Fox as a general assignment reporter.

Like most in television, I’ve lived and worked all across the country, but feel at home here in the Pacific Northwest.

My first job was editing tapes for the morning show at WPLG in Miami, FL. From there, I’ve worked as a reporter at KYMA in Yuma, AZ, KFOR in Oklahoma City, and most recently KING 5 here in Seattle.

I was born and raised in South Florida and graduated from the University of Florida. Go Gators!
In my free time, I enjoy Mariners games at Safeco, wine tasting in Woodinville, and walks along Alki Beach with my wife and our two dogs.

If you have a story, email me Amertz@kcpq.com or find me on Twitter @Ajmertz


Recent Articles
  • Des Moines Police: Officer shot and killed man with machete

    DES MOINES, Wash. — An officer shot and killed a man who refused to drop a machete, according to Des Moines Police. Just after midnight, police responded to a disturbance at a home near South 234th Street and 17th Place South. When they arrived, police said the man carrying a weapon was walking in and out of a home. “The armed individual was not cooperating with our officers’ requests to put his weapon down,” said Des Moines Police spokesperson Doug […]

  • Snohomish County law enforcement used Taser just before man died in custody

    SNOHOMISH, Wash. — A 29-year-old man is dead after law enforcement officers used a Taser to help take him into custody Tuesday night, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call were involved in a physical altercation with the man in the Echo Lake neighborhood on the 12000 block of 221st Street Southeast. “The call indicates during the altercation a Taser was deployed, but that was well before he was in custody,” […]

  • New safety improvements for roads in Tacoma school zones

    TACOMA – New flashing beacons and school speed-zone signs will soon be installed around Tacoma to make it safer for kids walking and biking to school. The city is in the process of implementing a Safe Routes to School program. The city will spend $1.6 million to add flashing beacons and other street safety projects around over a dozen schools. Tacoma Public Works also applied for a $500,000 state grant to make changes near Lister Elementary and First Creek Middle. […]

  • Mudslide shuts down SR 509 in Federal Way: ‘It is just wet mud and trees’

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — An early morning mudslide closed a section of Southwest Dash Point Road. Dirt, mud, and debris covered the road Thursday morning. South King Fire and Rescue battalion chief Joel Barrett said the slide also took out at least one power pole. “It is just wet mud and trees and everything else that just slid down the hill,” said Barrett. Landslide at dash point road south west at 28th Ave SW. pic.twitter.com/YcVCwZ6JGu — South King Fire (@Southkingfire) […]

  • Everett police investigating shooting that left man dead, another injured

    EVERETT, Wash. — One man is dead and another was rushed to the hospital after a shooting early Monday morning in Everett. Everett police were in the area of Lombard Ave & 23rd St around 1:30 a.m. when they heard gunfire. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw two men running from the scene. They were arrested in connection with the shooting. Officers also found an 18-year-old who had been shot in the shoulder and the abdomen. When police questioned […]

  • Strong wind gusts blow through Kitsap County

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — Powerful gusts of wind pushed over trees and knocked out the power in parts of Kitsap County early Friday morning. The trees pulled down power lines and blocked several streets. In Port Orchard, crews closed a section of Sedgwick Road near Cottonwood Drive. A tree toppled over into the street and blocked traffic all morning. Drivers were forced to take a different route to the Southworth Ferry Terminal. There were also tree limbs and branches on […]

  • ‘It’s heartbreaking:’ Volunteers searching King County streets for yearly homeless count

    SEATTLE — Volunteers searched the streets of King County looking for homeless people early Friday morning. The one night count, now known as Count Us In, is used to determine the scope of the homeless problem each year. “In years past we’ve only counted known areas where we knew people to be. This time we are looking everywhere,” said All Home director and homeless advocate Mark Putnam. Over the past several years, Putnam says the number of homeless continues to […]

  • Woman found dead after West Seattle house fire

    SEATTLE – One person was killed in a fire that ripped through a West Seattle home early Wednesday morning. The Seattle Fire Department confirmed crews found the body of a woman inside the house. Flames and smoke poured from the home off SW 100th and 44th Avenue SW. Firefighters say three other people escaped the home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Some wires were down in the area, so people were advised to stay away.

  • ‘This is probably one of the worst I’ve seen in Seattle:’ City shuts down ‘The Field’ homeless camp

    SEATTLE — In the pouring rain, people grabbed their belongings and started moving out of a homeless camp in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood early Tuesday morning. The city is shutting down the campsite known as the “Field” due to health and safety concerns. Seattle & King County Public Health posted signs at the site at Royal Brougham and Airport Way South notifying people that the area is unsafe and poses numerous health risks. Community environmental health section manager Darrell Rodgers said […]

  • WSP: Semi-truck filled with groceries overturns on SR 167 in Kent

    KENT — A semi-truck flipped over on State Route 167 overnight blocking several lanes of traffic. It happened just north of 84th Avenue before midnight. Tow trucks moved the semi off the road and onto the shoulder of the highway. The semi was carrying groceries. There are no reports of any injuries. Washington State Patrol reopened all the northbound lanes before the morning commute.