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
  • Local nonprofit helping families cope with loss of a baby

    BUCKLEY, Wash. — Jessica and Dustin Barnes had the chance to say hello before saying goodbye to their baby daughter. “People ask me how many kids I have and I tell them I have three. I have two here and one in heaven and that’s hard,” said Jessica Barnes. Nearly two years ago, her daughter Sawyer Bernice Barnes passed away. Jessica and her husband went to the hospital to give birth when doctors delivered the heartbreaking news. “Every night I’d […]

  • Troopers say semi-truck slammed into broken down car on I-5; driver killed

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A driver was killed after his car broke down in the middle of Interstate 5 and a semi-truck slammed into the back of it early Monday morning, according to Washington State Patrol. Troopers say the car was wedged under the semi-truck. State troopers closed several lanes of southbound I-5 near Gravelly Lake Drive SW. Investigators were expected to reopen the lanes before the morning commute. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

  • About 2,500 lightning strikes! Thunderstorms down trees, knock out power to thousands

    SEATTLE — A series of strong thunderstorms, with lightning strikes, hail and strong gusts, rolled through Western Washington Thursday afternoon, downing trees and knocking out power to tens of thousands. At 10:25 p.m., Puget Sound Energy said over 36,000 customers were still without power, many in Thurston County. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said numerous live wires and power poles were down in the area of Yelm Hwy between Wiggins and Corporate Center Lp and that the roadway was completely […]

  • ‘This is a tragedy:’ Police say innocent couple injured in South Seattle shooting

    SEATTLE — Police are searching for the shooters who opened fire sending bullets into the car of an innocent couple driving in South Seattle, officers said. Paramedics rushed the husband and wife to Harborview Medical Center with gunshot wounds early Thursday morning. Seattle Police Lt. Seth Dietrich said the couple tried to drive in between two cars partially blocking Martin Luther King Jr. Way when people inside those cars started shooting. “This is a tragedy. This is an absolute tragedy,” […]

  • Seattle cleaning up homeless camps along I-90

    SEATTLE — Outreach teams will start helping homeless people move out of several encampments scheduled to be shut down due to recent crime and other safety hazards. Starting Monday, Seattle Police and outreach specialists will search the area underneath I-90 along South Dearborn Street and Rainier Avenue. Those living in the camps will be offered alternative shelter, storage for their belongings, and other services. Due to crime, garbage & fires this Seattle homeless camp will be shut down in May. […]

  • Tacoma business to partner with homeless shelter to provide youth job training

    With young adults living on the streets, the city is moving forward with a new homeless shelter and teen drop-in center set to open next year. The facility will not only provide a warm place to stay but will also provide youth job training.

  • Seattle will soon charge for late-night street parking in Capitol Hill

    Drivers will soon have to pay for late-night street parking in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The Seattle Department of Transportation is extending the paid street parking hours to 11 p.m.

  • Sidewalk project aims to make safer route to school for Dearborn Park Elementary students

    SEATTLE — A new sidewalk project is expected to make it safer for kids walking and biking to school. The Seattle Department of Transportation is building new sidewalks, curb ramps, and planting strips near Dearborn Park Elementary School. Construction crews are working on a stretch of South Orcas St from 25th Avenue South through 32nd Ave South. It is part of the Safe Routes to School initiative. Officials want to encourage more kids to walk to school by making safety […]

  • Homeless people living underneath I-705 in Tacoma forced to leave

    TACOMA — A growing homeless camp underneath an overpass into downtown Tacoma will be shut down Tuesday morning. Notices were posted around the encampment under the I-705 overpass near East 26th Street letting people know they can no longer live in the area. The homeless encampment is often referred to as Tacoma’s “Jungle.” There are rows of tents under the overpass along with piles of garbage. Last year, Seattle’s infamous homeless camp “The Jungle” underneath I-5 was closed due to […]

  • Seattle police searching for 2 suspects after deadly shooting in Rainier Valley

    SEATTLE — Officers took one suspect into custody and are now searching for two others in connection to a deadly shooting in the Rainier Valley overnight. Seattle police found the body of an unidentified man in an alley near Rainier Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street early Wednesday morning. Seattle Police say officers patrolling the area actually heard the gunshots and saw three people running away. Police managed to capture one of them, but the other two disappeared into the […]