Kris Ketz Biography
Kris Ketz works at KMBC 9 ( ABC affiliate) as a News anchor and reporter, he began working here on July 4, 1983. He has co-anchored the weekday editions at KMBC 9 News at 5, for more than 13 years, Before in October 2007, he was named as the co-anchor of KMBC 9 First News.
Kris Ketz Age
Kris Ketz was born in the United States of America. However, he hasnt shared out his exact details of birth,review is ongoing and this section will be updated soon.
Kris Ketz Height
Kris stands at an average height of 5 ft 7 in/1.7m tall.
Kris Ketz Education
Kris studied and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from St. Ambrose University based in Davenport, Iowa.
Kris Ketz Family
Kris’s father is called Jim King who helped WQAD sign on the air back in 1963, he worked here till his death in January 1999. He also began his broadcasting career in 1981, working at WQAD as a reporter before relocating to Kansas City in the early 1980s. However, he hasnt shared out details on his mother and siblings, this will information will be updated soon.
Kris Ketz Wife
Kris is a married man to Dana Wright, who works on 98.1 FM KMBZ of the “Dana and Parks” show that airs on weekday afternoons as a co-host.
Kris Ketz Salary
Kris annually receives a salary of $71,021. This is according to WQAD-TV reporter’s/ anchor’s salaries.
Kris Ketz Net Worth
Kris has an approximated net worth of $1 million.
Kris Ketz Career
Kris has covered various stories like the national political conventions, Hurricane Andrew in Louisiana as well as the South Central riots in Los Angeles. He came out as the winner for an in-depth report on the influence of the Ku Klux Klan that occurred in the Kansas City area in 1991. After coverage of a heart-touching story about a first-time meeting between a heart transplant recipient and the family of the donor, this led him to get nominated for a 2011 Regional Emmy award for “general assignment reporting” and for the 2003 Emmy- Award Winner for the best anchor.
He began working in 1981 at WQAD-TV in Moline, his dad worked here for 35 years as an anchor. He was promoted to a weeknight co-anchor at WQAD, from being a weekend co-anchor and producer. In 1998, he had the chance to anchor his Father’s Day edition at KMBC 9 News at 10 with his dad. In 2001 and 2003, he became “Best Reporter” in a reader’s poll in Kansas City Magazine. Because of his efforts in raising community awareness about domestic violence, he became the 2004 recipient of the prestigious Barbara Potts award given by Hope House.