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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Md. Earthquake History Is Not Violent

The old state promotion that “Maryland is America in Miniature,” apparently extends to earthquakes.


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22 Officers Promoted In Anne Arundel County

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The risks and controversies that go with being a police officer, made way for what doesn’t get a lot of attention. WJZ’s Alex DeMetrick reports, some days there are rewards […]


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Metro Derailment Cripples Morning Commute In D.C.

Metro says limited service has resumed nearly nine hours after a train derailed in downtown Washington, snarling the morning commute.


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Officials Confirm Fatal Annapolis Mansion Fire Started Near Christmas Tree

It burned too hot and too fast. Four grandchildren and their grandparents never had a chance to escape. That’s the finding of a final report into January’s mansion fire in Annapolis.


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Maryland On Track To Meet Obama’s Clean Climate Plan

Cutting America’s carbon footprint to lessen the impact of climate change is going to be a challenge for states.



Lawmakers Call For Stricter Drone Laws

Controlled from the ground but too close for comfort up in the air. Since last Friday, there have been three incidents of drones and airplanes crossing airspace.



Scientists: Droughts, Flooding Across US To Become More Extreme

GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ)—NASA’s newest tool in space is tracking the world’s rainfall,with the best accuracy, and it’s already had plenty of extreme weather to study this summer. Alex DeMetrick reports, it’s likely to have a lot […]



Is The Ice Age Causing Maryland To Sink?

It may have happened 22,000 years ago, but the last ice age isn’t done with Maryland yet.



Va. Gov. Takes Issue With ‘Maryland Crabs’ Name

The “Maryland crabs” distinction is being challenged by no less than the governor of Virginia—and it’s brought a response from Maryland’s governor.


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Laser Strikes Also Affecting Coast Guard

Lifesaving rescues have been put in danger by laser pointers. It’s a blinding reality Coast Guard air crews are dealing with.


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Maryland Vulnerable After Avian Flu Hits Poultry Industry Hard

It’s devastated poultry operations in the Midwest and now avian influenza has a very strong chance of making it here to Maryland.



Unity Festival Brings Peaceful Answer To Violence In Baltimore

It was a peaceful answer to violence on Saturday when thousands streamed into Druid Hill Park for the “Unity in the Community” Festival.