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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Second Airship Launched In Test Of Missile Defense System

The U.S. military has launched the second of two helium-filled airships near Baltimore to test an East Coast missile defense system.



Sex Assault Trial For Ravens’ Security Head Continues Tuesday

The charge is fourth degree sex assault; the defendant is the man in charge of Ravens security and Tuesday is day two of Darren Sanders’ trial.



Ravens Head Of Security In Court On Sex Assault Allegations

On trial. The former Baltimore Ravens head of security is in court. Darren Sanders is pleading not guilty to groping a stadium worker.



Plebe Summer Ends For U.S. Naval Academy Class Of 2019

Six weeks to toughen up for the next four years. It’s called Plebe Summer at the U.S. Naval Academy.



US Lawmakers Seek Return Of Funds Seized From Dairy Farm

A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives wants the Treasury Department to return about $30,000 that the IRS seized from a western Maryland dairy farm under a law aimed at curtailing money laundering.



Highly-Invasive Snakehead Fish Killed With Bow And Arrow In Charles Co.

A record-setting, unwanted fish is captured in Maryland waters over the weekend.


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Undercover Drug Investigation Turns Up Homemade Assault Weapons

An undercover drug investigation turned up more than Frederick police were expecting.



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.