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.


Md.’s Bail System: Presumed Innocent By Law, Locked Up By Income

In Maryland, people pay tens of millions of dollars every year to get out of jail.


new-home veteran

Actor Gary Sinise Welcomes Wounded Veteran Into New Home

The Avilas are the 15th family this year to receive a home sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation.



Harford Co.’s Ma & Pa Heritage Trail To Be Extended

Harford County is inviting people to stretch their legs, by stretching the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail.



Shells From Oyster Recycling Program Going Back Into Chesapeake

Baltimore City’s recycling center on Sisson Street started taking in oyster shells last spring.



Hagerstown Girl Pepper Sprayed By Police Suing City

A 15-year old Hagerstown girl who was pepper sprayed by police is now suing the city and the department.


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2 Injured, 1 Critical At Punkin’ Chunkin’ Event In Delaware

Delaware State Police are investigating after two people were injured when an air cannon exploded at a Punkin Chunkin pumpkin launch event in Bridgeville.


Helen Bentley

Memorial Service Held For Former U.S. Rep. Helen Bentley

Maryland said goodbye to one of its most colorful citizens today.


James Webb Space Telescope

Closer Look At NASA’s Newest Eye In Space: The James Webb Space Telescope

A golden honeycomb, the primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope that’s 21-feet in diameter, will go deeper into space and farther back in time than any telescope before it.



Baltimore Residents Want Something Done About Railroad ‘Blast Zone’

This past summer, tanker cars derailed in the Howard Street Tunnel under Baltimore. They weren’t carrying oil, but they could’ve been.



15 Months Later, Last Of New Horizons Data From Pluto Reaches Earth

The last of Pluto’s secrets have finally been downloaded her on Earth, more than a year after the New Horizon spacecraft sped past the dwarf planet.


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Prison Dog-Training Program Expanding At Maryland Prison

Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown is expanding a program that began five years ago, giving inmates the responsibility of training shelter dogs.


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More Than 3,500 Rape Kits Left Untested In Maryland

Thousands of rape kits in Maryland have not been tested, according to data provided by law enforcement agencies to state officials.




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