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
  • ‘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 […]

  • 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.

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