Kris Ketz Bio, Age, Heights, KMBC 9 News, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Kris Ketz Bio, Wiki

Kris Ketz is an American journalist and Emmy-award-winning anchor and an investigative reporter working for KMBC-TV serving the station as a news anchor. He has been working with this station since July 4, 1983.

Kris Ketz Age

Ketz manages to keep information regarding his dates of birth away from the limelight. An update of his age will be done once he has made the information public. However, judging from his appearance, he might be in his 60s.

Kris Ketz Height

Ketz stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Kris Ketz Education

Ketz is a graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 18 as a weekend news anchor for radio station WQUA in Moline, Ill. Kris progressed to afternoon and morning anchor until he became the station’s news director.

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Kris Ketz Career

Ketz works as a news anchor for KMBC 9 News. Ketz is also an Emmy-award-winning anchor and investigative reporter, capturing a Midwest Emmy for being the best anchor in 2008. He is always in the right place at the right time may it be From the South Central riots in Los Angeles or to national political conventions to Hurricane Andrew in Louisiana.

Ketz also won in-depth coverage on the influence of the Ku Klux Klan in the Kansas City area in 1991. He earned a nomination for a 2003 Emmy for being the best anchor and another one in 2011 for “general assignment covering ” for a heartwarming story about a first-time meeting between a heart transplant recipient and the donor’s family. He was also among the 4 local tv news anchors selected to interview President Obama face to face in February 2015. Before being named co-anchor of KMBC 9 First News in October 2007 he co-anchored the weekday editions of KMBC 9 News at 5 for 14 years.

In May 2015 he was named the co-anchor of KMBC 9 News weeknights at 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m.In Moline in 1981, he broke into television four years later with WQAD-TV. This is where his father anchored for 35 years. He became a weeknight co-anchor at WQAD from a weekend co-anchor/producer. In a reader’s poll in Kansas City Magazine for 2003 and 2001 he was named the Best Reporter.

Ketz was the 2004 recipient of the prestigious Barbara Potts award from Hope House for raising community awareness about domestic violence in Kansas City. In Missouri with centers in Independence and Lee’s Summit, the hope house is the largest domestic violence shelter. In the Hispanic Media Association of Greater Kansas City, he was an active member. On behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, he has been active in raising money through his involvement with the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. Since 1980 Ketz has been a co-host of local MDA telethons in Kansas City and the Quad Cities.

In August 2008 his 25th anniversary at Channel 9 was marked by a special congratulatory resolution introduced and approved by the Kansas City, Mo., City Council. An elite group of professionals the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) was recognized for making a significant contribution to television in the last 25 years or more where Ketz was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Mid-America Chapter in October 2012.

Kris Ketz KMBC 9 News

Ketz works with KMBC 9 News where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Pete Grigsby
  2. Neville Miller
  3. Bryan Busby
  4. Katie Horner
  5. Nick Bender
  6. Karen Kornacki
  7. Len Jennings
  8. Len Dawson
  9. Donna Pitman
  10. Emily Holwick
  11. Kelly Eckerman
  12. Cody Holyoke
  13. Larry Moore
  14. Rob Hughes
  15. Johnny Rowlands
  16. Brian Johnson
  17. Martin Augustine

Kris Ketz’s Net Worth

In Katz’s career as a news anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Kris Ketz Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Kris Ketz Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Ketz Jim King is the father to Ketz he helped WQAD sign on the air back in 1963. He worked at the station until his death in January of 1999.  Ketz also began his broadcasting career here back in 1981. He reported at WQAD before moving to Kansas City in the early 1980s. He manages to keep information regarding his mom and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Kris Ketz Wife/ Spouse

Ketz is married to Dana Wright, co-host of “Dana and Parks” weekday afternoons on 98.1 FM KMBZ. The couple has a  handsome son together.

Kris Ketz Kids

Ketz’s son is known as Jonathan Ketz who is also a journalist. Jonathan joined the WQAD News Team on March 5, 2012. He was very excited to start his career here, and in August of 2015, he became the new morning co-anchor of Good Morning Quad Cities

Kris Ketz Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on her social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 31.1kfollowers, around 27k followers on her Facebook page, and about 2,461 followers on his Instagram account.