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Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Life Goal: To squeeze the most out of life possible

Play any sports/Favorite Sport: any and all sports

Favorite TV Show: Meet the Press, 60 Minutes & 30 Rock

Favorite Car: classic cars

Most embarrassing moment: walking into the girl's bathroom in 6th grade. I still don't think I've ever recovered.

Happiest moment in my life was...when I went to Disney World for my 8th birthday.

4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner: NBC anchor Brian Williams, Joe DiMaggio, President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush

Favorite food: steak

I have a pet (what) ... a fluffy white Pomeranian named Wolfie

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when… I took my first journalism class in high school.

Best movie of all time: Wayne's World

Hardest part of my job: Waiting. About 90 percent of being a reporter is waiting for people to get back to you.

Best part of my job: Being able to write for a living.

Favorite holiday: 4th of July

School fight song: Not sure, but we always sang "We are the boys from old Florida" at the end of the 3rd Quarter of Florida Gator football games.

My favorite story of all time: Driving through the night and not sleeping for 30 straight hours so I could cover the President.

People are surprised when I tell them… I can juggle.

Biggest life achievement/made mom & dad proud when I...graduated from the University of Florida and started making a life for myself.

I like to listen to...Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin and Weezer

Favorite Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I'd jump at the chance to...travel

Best part of the day: Taking off my tie.

Favorite place to be other than home & work: Near the water, whether it be a beach or lake.

Anything else you want viewers to know about you? I grew up in South Florida so Oklahoma is actually the coldest place I've ever lived.

Conact Adam Mertz at adam.mertz@kfor.com.


Recent Articles
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    OKLAHOMA CITY — Mike Morgan said, this morning’s rain led to quite a bit of flooding, and in some cases the water came very close to homes. Not exactly how some people wanted to start their Friday. There was a lot of rain and unfortunately there was some flooding. It’s kind of how we all feel on a rainy day except Sherry Davis couldn’t spend the day inside because of the mess. Davis says, “It looks like the Oklahoma River; […]

  • Storm victims fighting city to rebuild after tornado

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Tornado victims who initially thought they couldn’t rebuild their homes now said they believe they will be given building permits to start construction. City officials said they will consider allowing several families to rebuild in a flood way. The neighborhood is near May Ave. and S.W. 149th St. “They think they have figured out a way to let us rebuild,” homeowner Jennifer Wisooker said. “They have said they are almost certain that we will be able to […]

  • Animal Cruelty Case: man accused of drowning ducks in acid

    NORMAN, Okla. – A 22-year-old man is accused of drowning two ducks in muriatic acid, according to Norman Police. Alexander Clay was arrested and now faces a charge of animal cruelty. Authorities believe Clay killed the animals because he was upset with his mother. Norman Police said Clay also threatened his mom. According to court records, the ducks were in captivity. Police said one was a baby and the other was an adult mother. When questioned about the incident, Norman […]

  • Union City facility escapees

    At least 4 inmates escape from Union City facility in less than month

    UNION CITY, Okla. – Four inmates fled from the Union City Community Corrections Center in less than a month, according to an official with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Three of the inmates are back in custody but authorities are still searching for the fourth. The Department of Corrections said the escapes are not connected and occurred between June 19 and July 8. Earlier this week, authorities arrested escaped inmate Kristopher Johnson, 25, inside an Oklahoma City home. Police said […]

  • Edmond Tyree

    One killed, another in hospital after shooting at OKC apartment

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Investigators are searching for suspects who ran from the scene of a deadly shooting Wednesday night. Edmond James Tyree, 48, was shot and killed and 47-year-old Michael Joe Hale was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Officials said the shooting happened at the Rockwell Terrace Apartments near Rockwell and Melrose around 8:45 p.m. Oklahoma City Police blocked off a section of the apartments. Witnesses said they saw multiple men running from the complex after the shots […]

  • Standoff over: Union City escaped inmate arrested, woman in custody

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A standoff ended with an escaped inmate and a woman taken into custody Tuesday night. Oklahoma City Police obtained a search warrant for a home where they said they believed Kristopher Johnson might be hiding out. After nearly seven hours on the scene and multiple attempts to make contact with anyone inside, officers made their way into the home near S.W. 81st St. and Douglas, by S. Western Ave. and I-240. Police said the woman, now known […]

  • Semi goes up in flames shutting down freeway

    NORMAN, Okla. – The metal frame is all that remains on a semi truck after being devoured by roaring flames “Our crews responded and worked to put out the fire,” said Deputy Chief Jim Bailey with Norman Fire Department. “The driver said she got a flat tire and when she pulled over, the truck caught on fire.” Traffic came to a stand still and hundreds of motorist were forced off the freeway. Officials say the driver for Texas Blue Thunder […]

  • Moore Veterans Park rebuild

    Moore residents asking your help to be “America’s Favorite Park”

    MOORE, Okla. – The city of Moore is trying to win $100,000 to help rebuild Veterans Memorial Park. The city is participating in a nationwide contest searching for “America’s Favorite Park,” sponsored by Coca-Cola. During the July 4 celebration at Buck Thomas Park in Moore, volunteers helped residents vote for the park. As of Thursday night, Veterans Memorial Park was in first place. The park was damaged in the May 20 tornado. The contest ends July 15 and the winner […]

  • After admitting to inappropriate behavior, man changes his plea

    GUTHRIE- A Logan County man accused of sex crimes with kids is asking to change his guilty plea, according to court documents. Danny Floyd Garrett, 50, submitted a handwritten note asking for a change of plea and a new lawyer. Court documents show Garrett entered a guilty plea June 20th and admitted to inappropriate behavior with two kids under the age of 12 and possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison. In his letter, Garrett […]

  • 8 charged in gambling machines investigation

    GUTHRIE, OK — Charges were filed against eight people accused of running gambling machines at local gas stations. Authorities believe the illegal operation generated $45,000 each week. Last August, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office seized 21 Vegas-style gambling machines from several gas stations. Investigators believe people would pay to play the games and if they won, cashiers would give them the money. “If you had a winning number it would spit out a certificate that was good for cash money […]

  • UPDATE: Grady County deputies make arrest in Amber homicide

    AMBER, OK – A man is accused of fracturing his fiancé’s skull and then killing her friend. Grady County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Steven Thompson outside his home Thursday morning. Inside the home, authorities found the body of a woman who was shot in the face. Thompson’s fiancé was in the living room. When deputies found her, she was going in and out of consciousness. “Deputies responded and when they pulled up the suspect was on the front porch without being […]