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.

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D.C. Metro GM Announces Hours Reductions, Long Term Track Closures In Aggressive Repair Plan

Thousands of Marylanders are going to find painful commutes in and out of Washington DC.



Sen. Mikulski Cuts Ribbon On Next Generation Telescope Ops. Cntr.

Retiring Senator Barabra Mikulski stopped by the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore on Thursday to cut the ribbon on the new James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Center.


(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

$2.4M Makeover Slated for Western District Police Station

Business leaders are hoping a $2.4 million makeover will improve Baltimore’s Western District Police Station.


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Derailment Renews Concerns About Hazardous Cargo

The weekend’s CSX train derailment is renewing worries about hazardous rail cargo.


File photo of the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: WJZ-TV)

Chesapeake Bay’s Underwater Grasses Making a Comeback

Underwater grass beds in the Chesapeake Bay, in decline for decades, are making a strong comeback.


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Humpback Spotted In Chesapeake Bay Likely Following Its Stomach

A humpback whale spotted in the Chesapeake Bay was likely just following its stomach.



Students Reflect On Baltimore Riots Anniversary With Silent Demonstration

Prayer and a silent march is how one high school marked the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray and the upheaval that followed.


The Baltimore County Police Arson Unit is investigating a car fire that led two others nearby to go up in flames Monday morning. (Photo: Downtown Diane via Twitter)

3 Cars Burst Into Flames In Pikesville

Investigators are trying to find out whether arson is to blame for a vehicle fire that caused two others nearby to go up in flames outside a Pikesville apartment complex Monday morning.

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Rain falls on the Freddie Gray mural in his Sandtown neighborhood. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Vacant Baltimore Home, Gray-Inspired Groups Find New Life

Galvanized by Freddie Gray’s death, a coalition of activists have spent months laying the groundwork for a community center in Sandtown.


BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28:  Tear gas canisters go off while police enforce a mandatory, city-wide curfew of 10PM near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

6 Arrested During Freddie Gray Unrest Sue Baltimore Police

Arrested, cleared and now they’re suing. It all stems from incidents during the Freddie Gray unrest a year ago.


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Teens Sentenced To Prison In Brutal On-Tape Beating Of Dundalk Man

A brutal attack carried out in Dundalk by a group of seven teenagers and young adults nearly cost 61-year-old Richard Fletcher his life last April.



Injured Man Freed From Baltimore Trench

There was a rescue below street level Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore when a man fell into an open trench.




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