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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
  • Seattle Police Department releases audio after 2 officers shoot, kill woman

    SEATTLE — A police dash cam recording system captured audio of two officers shooting and killing a 30-year-old woman who had a knife, according to Seattle Police. In the four-minute long audio clip, released early Monday morning, police can be heard talking to the woman about a break-in at her apartment. Moments later, officers started yelling “get back, get back” before the sound of gunfire. Listen to the full audio clip below. WARNING: Graphic content. Family members say the woman […]

  • Semi crash causing major delays on northbound I-5 in Tacoma

    TACOMA, Wash. – An accident involving a semi-truck blocked northbound I-5 causing huge backups during the Friday morning commute. State troopers shut down the lanes for several hours and diverted traffic off South 38th Street near the Tacoma Mall. The driver struck several barriers causing the truck to spin sideways, according to troopers. It didn’t overturn, but the truck spilled fuel all over the highway. Around 5 a.m., tow trucks removed the semi. The main line opened back up around […]

  • Officer-involved shooting in Burien leaves one dead

    BURIEN, Wash. — A deputy shot and killed a man who refused to drop his weapon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Jason Houck said deputies used a Taser on the man several times after he refused to get on the ground. As he continued to move towards them, a deputy pulled his gun and shot the man. “They were giving verbal demands. They tried the Taser and obviously that didn’t work,” said Sgt. Jason Houck. Deputies confronted […]

  • King County Metro will tow cars illegally parked at park-and-rides

    SEATTLE — King County Metro is cracking down on drivers filling up parking spots at park-and-rides, but not using mass transit or carpooling. Starting Monday, those caught illegally parking could have their cars towed. “Buses are crowded every single day and people need this parking,” said transit rider Karyn Marks. “It’s the people that squat here and leave their cars and don’t use it as the intended purpose that has a huge effect on me.” Metro is stepping up enforcement […]

  • Manhunt underway after 1 injured in overnight shooting at Marysville apartments

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A 39-year-old man was shot in the parking lot of a Marysville apartment complex early Thursday morning, according to Marysville Police. Neighbors heard gunshots near the Wishing Well Apartments off 88th Street NE and State Avenue around 3 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the victim on the ground. Paramedics rushed the man to the hospital. Detectives say he had life-threatening injuries. Police taped off a section of the parking lot around the apartments. Investigators found several […]

  • Summer roadwork: Snohomish County repairing over 100 miles of roadway

    It will soon be a smoother commute for drivers through Snohomish County. Road crews are working to resurface 109 miles of roadways this summer.

  • Volunteers honor those who served in the military

    Volunteers placed small American flags at the headstones of those who served in the military at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. On Memorial Day, each of the 5,000 white marble upright markers in the Veterans section received a flag.

  • 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 […]