Adam Mertz

KFOR-TV Reporter

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

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.

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Recent Articles

  • Oklahomans struggle with flooding event

    Posted on: 9:53 pm, July 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:25pm, July 26, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Mike Morgan said, this morning’s rain led to quite a bit of flooding, and in some cases...
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  • Storm victims fighting city to rebuild after tornado

    Posted on: 10:10 am, July 26, 2013, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Tornado victims who initially thought they couldn’t rebuild their homes now said they believe they will be...
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  • Animal Cruelty Case: man accused of drowning ducks in acid

    Posted on: 9:21 pm, July 23, 2013, by , updated on: 09:48pm, July 23, 2013

    NORMAN, Okla. – A 22-year-old man is accused of drowning two ducks in muriatic acid, according to Norman Police. Alexander...
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  • At least 4 inmates escape from Union City facility in less than month

    Posted on: 10:17 pm, July 18, 2013, by , updated on: 08:18am, July 19, 2013

    UNION CITY, Okla. – Four inmates fled from the Union City Community Corrections Center in less than a month, according...
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    Union City facility escapees
  • One killed, another in hospital after shooting at OKC apartment

    Posted on: 9:14 pm, July 17, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:39pm, July 18, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Investigators are searching for suspects who ran from the scene of a deadly shooting Wednesday night. Edmond James...
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    Edmond Tyree
  • Standoff over: Union City escaped inmate arrested, woman in custody

    Posted on: 11:34 pm, July 16, 2013, by , updated on: 09:17am, July 17, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A standoff ended with an escaped inmate and a woman taken into custody Tuesday night. Oklahoma City...
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  • Semi goes up in flames shutting down freeway

    Posted on: 8:40 pm, July 10, 2013, by , and , updated on: 08:20am, July 11, 2013

    NORMAN, Okla. – The metal frame is all that remains on a semi truck after being devoured by roaring flames...
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  • Moore residents asking your help to be “America’s Favorite Park”

    Posted on: 9:32 pm, July 4, 2013, by , updated on: 07:26am, July 5, 2013

    MOORE, Okla. – The city of Moore is trying to win $100,000 to help rebuild Veterans Memorial Park. The city...
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    Moore Veterans Park rebuild
  • After admitting to inappropriate behavior, man changes his plea

    Posted on: 11:30 pm, July 3, 2013, by

    GUTHRIE- A Logan County man accused of sex crimes with kids is asking to change his guilty plea, according to...
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  • 8 charged in gambling machines investigation

    Posted on: 10:57 pm, July 2, 2013, by

    GUTHRIE, OK — Charges were filed against eight people accused of running gambling machines at local gas stations. Authorities believe...
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  • UPDATE: Grady County deputies make arrest in Amber homicide

    Posted on: 2:52 pm, June 27, 2013, by , and , updated on: 11:31pm, June 27, 2013

    AMBER, OK – A man is accused of fracturing his fiancé’s skull and then killing her friend. Grady County Sheriff’s...
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  • Tornado victims unable to get permits to rebuild their homes

    Posted on: 10:59 pm, June 26, 2013, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Some tornado victims, who lost their homes, fear that they may not be able to re-build. Rhonda Northcutt...
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