Alex DeMetrick

Alex DeMetrick 175x131Alex DeMetrick has been a general assignment reporter with WJZ Eyewitness News since September 1984.

Alex began his journalism career in California.

Alex has received many awards from United Press International and The Associated Press.  He also received a Lincoln University Award for his political reporting.

A native of Michigan, Alex moved to California at the age of seven.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University and pursued graduate studies at San Jose State University.

Alex enjoys sailing, hiking, writing, movies and jazz.

As Bee Populations Decline, One Species Has Completely Disappeared From Maryland

Four years ago, Carroll County beekeeper Steve McDaniel saw something happening to his honeybees that others were reporting across the country.

07/31/2017

Snake Bites More Frequent This Summer Than Last In Maryland

Snakebites are up compared with last summer, and some of those snakes have been poisonous.

07/28/2017

TSA Set To Require Separate Screening For Electronics Bigger Than A Smartphone

Get ready to unpack that carry-on if you have electronic devices.

07/27/2017

Food Truck Owners Sue City Over Rule About Operating Within 300 Feet Of Restaurants

A football field is 300 feet long, and under Baltimore law, that’s the exact distance food trucks must stay away from brick and mortar restaurants, if both serve the same kind of food.

07/26/2017

Penn-Mar Experiences Carry Over Outside Of Gardening For The Disabled

At Whispering Rise Farm in Freeland, Maryland, gardeners with intellectual and developmental disabilities, harvested what they planted in the spring.

07/25/2017

Teachers, Schools Take Matters Into Their Own Hands To Increase Student Enrollment

As school enrollments continue to fall in Baltimore, teachers took to the streets and went knocking on a lot of doors to bring more students to city schools.

07/24/2017

At Annual Cookout, Governor Urges Marylanders To Eat Local

You are what you eat, and since we’re all Marylanders, eat what’s grown in Maryland.

07/21/2017

Trump’s Temporary Work Visa Expansion Will Boost Maryland’s Crabbing Industry, Workers Say

To help seasonal American businesses, the Trump administration is allowing more foreign workers into the U.S.

07/18/2017

D.C. Police Destroy Dirt Bikes To Keep Them Off The Streets

Police in Washington, D.C. destroyed dozens of seized dirt bikes this weekend.

07/17/2017

Merriweather Post Pavilion Celebrates 50th Birthday With A Face-lift

Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion turns 50 this week, and it’s gotten a big face-lift to celebrate.

07/14/2017

Huge Antarctica Iceberg Won’t Cause Sea Level Rise, But It’s Part Of Process That Will

The break that separated a gigantic iceberg off the Antarctic coast earlier this week is the largest ever seen.

07/13/2017

13 Years Later, Effects Of Maryland’s ‘Flush Tax’ Being Seen

Maryland’s flush tax has reached something of a milestone.

07/12/2017

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