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
  • 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 […]

  • Researchers testing earthquake alert system along the West Coast

    SEATTLE — A new version of an earthquake alert system will be tested in states along the West Coast. Washington and Oregon will implement an advanced prototype of the ShakeAlert early warning system currently used in California. Researchers are designing the system to provide people with up to a two-minute warning before they feel an earthquake. ShakeAlert will notify them when a quake hits and give them at least a few seconds notice before they feel the shaking. University of […]

  • Golf course water hazards could help prevent flooding in North Everett

    EVERETT — A new multi-million dollar golf course project could be the solution to a flooding problem in North Everett neighborhoods. The city is moving forward with a flood prevention plan that includes adding a new pond and expanding an existing one at the Legion Memorial Golf Course. “The detention ponds will act to store stormwater during high volume storm events until such time as the water can be released back into the stormwater system,” said Parks and Community Services […]

  • Two young brothers injured in collision in South Park neighborhood

    Two brothers were rushed to the hospital after their car collided with a tree in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood early Tuesday morning, according to police.

  • ‘People have a perception that the park is unsafe:’ Seattle’s Freeway Park Association considering changes to attract visitors

    SEATTLE — Thousands drive underneath it every day, but they might still need to ask for directions to find the largest public park in downtown Seattle. At 5.2 acres, the Jim Ellis Freeway Park covers a section of Interstate 5 near the convention center. “It’s the original concept of making use of this space over the freeway and turning it into a beauty,” said visitor Dan Brannen. The Freeway Park Association is now launching a new effort to attract more […]

  • Man rushed to hospital after shooting outside Marysville store

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — Paramedics rushed a 20-year-old man to the hospital after he was shot early Friday morning in a grocery store parking lot. Police blocked off a section of the Albertsons parking lot at the Marysville Town Center Mall. Evidence markers lined the scene where the shooting happened around 4 a.m. Detectives say the man got out of a car with several people inside. They believe it was one of those people who shot him. A shooting at a […]

  • 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,” […]