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Kris Ketz
Worked at KMBC -TV Kansas City News Anchor
Attended Saint Ambrose University
Lives in Kansas City, MO
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Police pursue driver across metro http://t.co/qZKvyevpwc
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Lenexa police officer's car hit by gunfire on K-7 http://bit.ly/1fIeC2K
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Why the economy is OK, even if stocks aren't http://t.co/HW5YrCN0ix
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BREAKING: New York Stock Exchange invokes rarely used rule on market volatility to ease market open » http://t.co/84bqqVKY4y
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How America’s truck, the Ford F-150, became a plaything for the rich http://t.co/k5BzAlTC3h Washington Post 
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Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories for the Kansas City area through 9pm. Possible storms north tonight. 
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Jared Fogle's charity raised $650,000, but gave just $146,000 http://t.co/5R4vAqEPcO http://t.co/X4OKS9E3Xr 
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Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market: http://t.co/rmkOFUYweS http://t.co/1StNdi2AbD 
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CNN: Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty to 33 federal charges in a June attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to the court clerk's office.

Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Roof on 33 counts, including federal hate crime and firearms charges, in the shooting that killed nine people.

Roof, 21, already faces a number of state charges in the shooting.
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CNN: A part number from the aircraft debris found Wednesday on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean corresponds to a Boeing 777 aircraft, according to a source close to the investigation.

Authorities are treating the discovery of the debris as a major lead in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished en route to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard.
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Officials: Iran's nuclear program deal reported to be imminent & negotiators to hold final mtg Tuesday 4:30 a.m. ET. http://t.co/UfubuyvPHQ 
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The bill has been signed this is a shot from WIS TV's reporter of it being walked to the governors office – Governor Nikki Haley will hold a news conference at 4 PM– And the flag ceremony to remove the Confederate flag should take place tomorrow morning 10 AM that's Friday morning 10 AM

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Evening news anchor at KMBC-TV & KCWE-TV in Kansas City.
Introduction

From the South Central riots in Los Angeles to Hurricane Andrew in Louisiana to national political conventions, when it comes to big stories, KMBC 9 News anchor-reporter Kris Ketz has always found himself in the right place at the right time.

Kris is also an Emmy-award winning anchor and investigative reporter, having captured a Midwest Emmy for best anchor in 2008. He also won in 1991 for an in-depth report on the influence of the Ku Klux Klan in the Kansas City area. He was nominated for a 2003 Emmy for best anchor. Kris was also nominated for a 2011 Regional Emmy award for “general assignment reporting” for a heartwarming story about a first time meeting between a heart transplant recipient and the donor’s family.

Kris joined KMBC-TV on July 4, 1983. For 14 years he co-anchored the weekday editions of KMBC 9 News at 5 before being named co-anchor of KMBC 9 First News in October 2007

Kris 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.

Kris broke into television four years later with WQAD-TV in Moline in 1981. WQAD-TV was the station where his father had anchored the news for 35 years. Kris rose from weekend co-anchor/producer to weeknight co-anchor at WQAD.

A highlight of Kris' career was the chance to co-anchor a Father's Day edition of KMBC 9 News at 10 with his dad in 1998.

He was named "Best Reporter" in a reader's poll in Kansas City Magazine for 2003 and 2001.

Kris was also the 2004 recipient of the prestigious Barbara Potts award from Hope House for raising community awareness about domestic violence in Kansas City.

Hope House is now the largest domestic violence shelter in Missouri with centers in Independence and Lee's Summit.

Kris was an active member in the Hispanic Media Association of Greater Kansas City. He has also been active in raising money on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association through his involvement with the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. Kris has been a co-host of local MDA telethons in Kansas City and the Quad Cities since 1980.

Kris's 25th anniversary at Channel 9 was marked by a special congratulatory resolution introduced and approved by the Kansas City, Mo., City Council in August 2008.

In October 2012, Kris was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), an elite group of professionals recognized for making a significant contribution to television in the last 25 years or more.




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