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 or find me on Twitter @Ajmertz

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    Stray bullet struck sleeping 74-year-old man in the head; listed in critical condition

    SEATAC, Wash. — A stray bullet struck a 74-year-old man in the head while he was sleeping inside his home, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators responded to a call of multiple gunshots in a neighborhood near 26th Avenue South and 128th street early Thursday morning. Detectives discovered that two homes were hit by bullets. “We didn’t even initially know about the man being shot. When deputies were on the scene of the shooting where the house is […]

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    Freezing rain causes Ice Storm Warning; heavy rain to batter lowlands

    SEATTLE — Sleet and freezing rain are making travel tough over the mountain passes Tuesday morning, and heavy rain is going to batter the lowlands for next two days. The rain has started falling around western Washington, but heavier precipitation arrives closer to 5 p.m. and will continue through early Wednesday. Q13 meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says an Ice Storm Warning goes until 4 p.m. Wednesday for the East Slopes of the Cascades. Ice accumulation up to 0.50″ is forecast which may bring power […]

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in downtown Seattle calls for social justice

    SEATTLE — People marched through the streets of Seattle Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The marchers left Garfield High School and walked to the federal building in downtown Seattle. The march headed north up 23rd Avenue, then west along Union Street, and continued down Madison Street until demonstrators reached 2nd Avenue. There were several other events also planned including a career fair and two rallies.  

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    New look for Main Street in downtown Bothell

    BOTHELL — The city is finalizing the design of the new streetscape project expected to help revitalize downtown Bothell following last summer’s fire. City leaders will meet with downtown business owners Wednesday to layout the plan and discuss the Main Street Enhancement Project. The $7 million dollar project includes new sidewalks, more public gathering space, and additional parking. The work will be done along Main Street in between Bothell Way NE and 102nd Avenue NE. The second phase will include Main […]

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    Tukwila working to revitalize sites of troubled motels

    TUKWILA, Wash. — Plans are moving forward to redevelop a stretch of Tukwila International Boulevard. The city is now considering multiple options for just under two acres of land where several troubled motels were demolished last year. “The city had wanted to revitalize the area and saw it as a place that could become a great community neighborhood,” said Derek Speck, Tukwila Economic Development Administrator. Tukwila is working on a deal to sell the properties to HealthPoint. The health provider […]

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    Seattle Public Utilities: Broken waterline closes street in Queen Anne

    SEATTLE — A broken waterline shut down a street in the Queen Anne neighborhood Thursday morning. Patches of ice-covered the sidewalk and a section of the road along Taylor Avenue North. A Seattle Public Utilities spokesperson said the broken service line was from a nearby apartment building. Police closed the street near Highland Drive to give utility crews room to repair the line. At least one apartment unit on the street had water damage.

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    1 killed in overnight motorhome fire under West Seattle Freeway

    SEATTLE — One person died in a motor home fire early Thursday morning under the West Seattle Freeway. Someone at the Port of Seattle spotted the flames and called 911. Firefighters arrived around 3:30 a.m. and found one adult dead inside the RV which was parked alongside several others on 1st Avenue South & S Spokane Street. Seattle fire investigators are working to determine how the fire started while police work on figuring out how exactly the person died.

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    Man in crosswalk struck by a police car in Federal Way, troopers say

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A man was hit by a police car while walking in a crosswalk early Tuesday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. The accident happened at the corner of South 336th Street and 9th Avenue South around 3 a.m. It’s unclear if the officer had a green light or if the crosswalk indicator was on at the time. Paramedics took the 52-year-old man to the hospital with minor injuries. Investigators will question him and the Federal […]

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    2 hurt in overnight car crash in Kirkland

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Two people were rushed to the hospital after their car went off the road and struck a pole Friday morning, according to Kirkland Police. Officers blocked off a section of Juanita Drive Northeast near 128th Street. The driver and passenger were taken to separate hospitals, but officers did not have an update on their conditions. Police are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident. Police say Juanita Drive Northeast was back open later […]

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    Mountain snow means messy travel over the passes

    NORTH BEND, Wash. — A blast of snow weather is causing tough driving conditions in the Cascade Mountains. A winter storm warning is in effect in the Cascades through 6 a.m. Wednesday, from the Canadian border down into Oregon. Conditions were treacherous across Snoqualmie Pass, with heavy snow falling and chains required on some vehicles. Driving @SnoqualmiePass this morning. More snow on the way #Q13FOX — Adam Mertz (@AJMertz) December 27, 2016 Nearly a foot of snow has fallen since Monday, […]