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.

Maryland Officials Preparing For Spotted Lanternfly Invasion

Maryland officials are preparing for the likely spring invasion of a leaf-hopping insect that harms crops and recently overran southeastern Pennsylvania.


Baltimore Councilman Says ‘100 Percent’ Hanover Street Bridge Is Dangerous

The Hanover Street Bridge has been a Baltimore landmark since 1916, and it’s showing its age.


Md. Hopes To Catch A Ride On Hyperloop As D.C. Gives Elon Musk’s Company Digging Permit

It’s billed as the high-speed travel system of the future, but just how far off is the Hyperloop?


Legislators Want System That Could Prevent Train Crashes In Place By End Of Year

A safety system that can prevent train crashes remains a work in progress, and Congress is getting fed up.


‘Beagle Bill’ Hopes To Help Animals Used In Medical Research

Those who support the proposed Beagle Bill in Maryland are hoping for a win for animal used in medical research.


Trump’s Budget Plan Would Cut Chesapeake Bay Funding By 90 Percent

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget places federal funds for a cleaner Chesapeake Bay back on the chopping block.


New Horizons Spacecraft, Controlled From Md. Lab, Sends Back Farthest Photos Ever Taken

The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken.


BGE Becomes One Of First Power Companies To Test Drones As Potential Tool

BGE is testing drones to keep an overhead eye on overhead lines.


Mountains Of Recycled Oyster Shells Helping Recovery Efforts In The Bay

The Oyster Recovery Partnerships’s shell donation program is going strong.


Amtrak Engineer Ordered To Stand Trial In Philadelphia Crash

A judge reinstated twice-rejected criminal charges and ordered an Amtrak engineer to stand trial for a deadly 2015 train wreck in Philadelphia.


Styrofoam Ban Once Again Being Considered By Baltimore City Council

Baltimore lawmakers are once again considering a proposed ban of polystyrene foam, a substance more commonly known by its brand name, Styrofoam.


Possibility Of High-Speed Trains Between D.C., Baltimore Firms Up

Maglev trains running between Baltimore and D.C. are far from certain, although a potential route is firming up.




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