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

  • Couple’s Del City home condemned, arrested for trespassing

    Posted on: 12:10 pm, April 9, 2013, by

    DEL CITY, Okla. – Karen and Reginald McAllister have called it home for 17 years but now the couple is...
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  • Utility company repairing damage after explosion downtown

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, April 5, 2013, by , and , updated on: 12:13pm, April 6, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An underground transformer exploded sparking a small fire in downtown Oklahoma City Friday night. Oklahoma Gas and...
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  • Fire destroys home; man in critical condition

    Posted on: 7:56 pm, April 3, 2013, by , updated on: 10:56am, April 4, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Firefighters pulled an unconscious man from a house filled with smoke and flames Wednesday afternoon. Oklahoma City...
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  • OSHA fines Wynnewood Refinery after ‘preventable’ accident

    Posted on: 2:44 pm, April 2, 2013, by , updated on: 08:17pm, March 29, 2013

    WYNNEWOOD, Okla. – Not a day goes by without tears. Kari Smith and LeeAnna Mann didn’t know each other before...
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  • Couple arrested for selling ‘ice’ from Jones apartment

    Posted on: 8:10 pm, April 1, 2013, by , updated on: 09:47pm, April 1, 2013

    JONES, Okla. – Police arrested two people accused of dealing drugs out of their apartment Monday. Tura McLaughlin, 37, and...
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    Meth Ice arrest
  • Jones man arrested on child sex charges; curses at TV cameras

    Posted on: 8:21 pm, March 27, 2013, by , updated on: 10:08am, March 28, 2013

    JONES, Okla. – A man accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl cursed at television cameras as he was placed...
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  • OKC waterway project underway

    Posted on: 7:59 pm, March 27, 2013, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY- A multi-million dollar waterway project that will link the Bricktown Canal to the Oklahoma River is nearly 60...
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  • Men accused of selling counterfeit OU-Notre Dame tickets

    Posted on: 9:01 pm, March 25, 2013, by , updated on: 09:35am, March 26, 2013

    NORMAN, Okla. – Charges were filed against a group of men accused of selling thousands of dollars in counterfeit tickets...
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  • “Car-surfing” teens thrown from SUV, rushed to hospital

    Posted on: 10:52 pm, March 22, 2013, by , updated on: 06:32pm, March 24, 2013

    EDMOND, Okla. – A dangerous stunt leaves two teenagers in critical condition. The teens were “car-surfing” on the hood of...
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  • Family coping with second murder

    Posted on: 8:12 pm, March 21, 2013, by , updated on: 09:13pm, March 21, 2013

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – The family of a murdered Tecumseh couple is once again coping with the loss of a loved one. Shawnee...
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    Shawnee wife murder
  • One dead after shooting at OKC gun range

    Posted on: 5:29 pm, March 18, 2013, by , and , updated on: 12:36pm, March 19, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities said the victim who died after a shooting at an OKC gun range Monday shot himself....
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    Shooting h and h gun range
  • Bounty hunters to be regulated if new legislation passes

    Posted on: 10:59 pm, March 14, 2013, by , updated on: 11:57pm, March 14, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Lawmakers are working on legislation that would regulate bounty hunters in the state of Oklahoma. State Sen....
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    Bounty hunter dog