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

  • Spencer bridge to remain closed

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, June 24, 2013, by

    SPENCER- Detour signs remain up in an area of Spencer hit hard by last month’s flooding. A portion of Spencer...
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  • Oklahoma company recycles concrete from foundations

    Posted on: 12:25 am, June 21, 2013, by

    MOORE, OK – Close to 150,000 tons of concrete from homes destroyed by the Moore tornado will be recycled, according...
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  • Group gives child tornado victims superhero strength

    Posted on: 4:11 pm, June 12, 2013, by , and , updated on: 05:42pm, June 12, 2013

    MOORE, Okla. – For students at Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools, it is now about gathering strength and moving...
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  • Search continues for missing swimmer in Deep Fork River

    Posted on: 11:29 pm, June 11, 2013, by , updated on: 12:03am, June 12, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – For a second agonizing day search crews were unable to find the body of a man who...
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  • UPDATE: Woman arrested for murder after body found in sleeping bag

    Posted on: 7:32 pm, June 7, 2013, by , and , updated on: 10:42am, June 11, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Authorities have arrested a woman after a man’s body was found in a sleeping bag behind the dumpsters at...
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  • Dad coping with the loss of three kids; wife still missing

    Posted on: 10:57 pm, June 3, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:17am, June 4, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A dad who lost three kids wants to thank all the people who have searched for his...
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  • KFOR crew runs into flash flooding issues

    Posted on: 11:29 pm, May 31, 2013, by , and , updated on: 12:11am, June 1, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Reporter Adam Mertz and his photographer, Eric Dixon, were covering the storms when flood waters suddenly became...
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  • Mother protects special needs son during tornado

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, May 25, 2013, by

    MOORE, Okla. – A mother took cover in a closet with her special needs son during Monday’s tornado. Maria Young...
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  • Teen saves Briarwood students’ lives while recording rescue

    Posted on: 12:14 am, May 24, 2013, by , updated on: 02:13pm, May 24, 2013

    MOORE – A cell phone recorded audio of a teenager rescuing two young girls at Plaza Towers Elementary School Monday....
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  • Family of mother, baby killed thanks everyone for love, support

    Posted on: 2:16 pm, May 23, 2013, by

    MOORE, Okla. – Family members of the mother and baby killed in Monday’s tornado said they “appreciate the outpouring of...
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  • Becky Bryan’s brother testifies in murder trial

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, May 17, 2013, by

    EL RENO, Okla. – Becky Bryan’s brother testified that his sister was trying to work on her marriage in the...
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  • Graffiti problem hits Automobile Alley

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, May 16, 2013, by , updated on: 11:10pm, May 15, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A building along historic Automobile Alley was hit by vandals. Jerry Stow, owner of Stow’s Office Furniture,...
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