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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Tens Of Thousands Of New Oysters Planted In The Bay

Back where they belong after starting life in a lab. Tens of thousands of new oysters have been planted in bay waters, thanks to human help.



Baltimore Residents Can Now Recycle Oyster Shells

Paper bottles, cans and now oyster shells. It’s the latest item Baltimore residents can recycle.


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University of Maryland Medical Center Gets National Cancer Institute’s Highest Designation

The University of Maryland’s Greenbaum Cancer Center is being called “outstanding” by the National Cancer Institute — the highest designation given.


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Naval Academy Sees 166th Graduating Class

From jets to hats, Naval Academy tradition soared high in Annapolis.


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New Garden At Camden Yards Will Attract Actual Oriole Birds

A new garden at Oriole Park at Camden Yards will attract actual oriole birds and other species.



2 Arrested After ‘Porch Pirates’ Caught On Camera

Police are on high alert after “porch pirates” target the Baltimore County community.



Earth About To Get Best View Of Mars In Over A Decade

Starting this weekend, Earth and Mars will be as close as they ever get to one another.


Noah's father Richard Leotta holds his son's uniform shirt signed by fellow officers.

Hogan Signs 144 Bills, Including ‘Noah’s Law’

Gov. Larry Hogan has signed 144 bills into law, including an expansion of mandatory use of breath-testing ignition devices for drunken driving convicts and criminal justice reform.


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Students Feed Baltimore Trash Wheel Garbage Cake For Its Birthday

Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel, the water and solar-propelled harbor cleaning powerhouse, just turned two.


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Report: Chesapeake Bay Health Improved Last Year

A report by environmental scientists says the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved as efforts to produce runoff from land continue.



New Bills to Tackle Opioid Epidemic Passed But Md. Lawmakers Need Funding

Maryland lawmakers highlighted a new package of bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives aimed to tackle the heroin epidemic.


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Former Navy Instructor Walks Out Of Hearing On Indecent Acts

A marine major convicted three years ago of committing indecent acts at the U.S. Naval Academy is now facing new charges.




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