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’s Chesapeake Conservation Corps Begins Another Year

Chesapeake Conservation Corps is opening the doors for new employees to work for Maryland’s great outdoors in a year long program.

08/22/2017

How To Protect Your Eyeballs During The Total Solar Eclipse

Next Monday’s total solar eclipse will have a lot of us looking up. The trick is not to look up without protection.

08/18/2017

One Md. Company Is Streaming The Entire Solar Eclipse From Above The Clouds

A Maryland company is giving the world a front row seat to the solar eclipse.

08/17/2017

New Report On Possible Cause Of Deadly Silver Springs Apartment Explosion

The preliminary report has been released for an explosion and fire that killed seven and injured dozens last year at a Silver Spring apartment.

08/16/2017

Businesses To Help Md. Patients Get Medical Marijuana If Doctor Says No

With the first medical marijuana dispensaries expected to open this fall in Maryland, patients are registering now to gain access to the drug.

08/15/2017

Union Says Local Fire Department In ‘State Of Emergency’; Needs More Firefighters

The union representing Anne Arundel County firefighters says the department is so short staffed, citizen volunteers are having to pitch in to fight fires.

08/14/2017

Public Works Project Will Help Minimize Baltimore’s 10-Mile Underground Sewage Backup

It’s not just a foul-smelling eyesore. Raw sewage flowing into Baltimore’s harbor is also a risk to human health.

08/10/2017

DPW: Work To Keep Sewage From Flowing Into Harbor To Last At Least Another Decade

Baltimore City continues to work on sewage system despite amount of time and money already spent on the project.

08/09/2017

Governor Says Dredging Near Conowingo Dam Could Help Chesapeake Bay

Larry Hogan says the state will dredge sediment trapped behind a Susquehanna River dam to see if the work improves the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

08/08/2017

68% Of Maryland Overdose Deaths In First 3 Months Of 2017 Were Fentanyl-Related

Numbers are out for overdose deaths in Maryland during the first three months of 2017.

08/07/2017

Feds Threaten To Cut Baltimore Crime-Fighting Aid If Police Don’t Cooperate With ICE

Baltimore could use all the help it can get to control violent crime, but the federal Justice Department says it might hold back some of that help.

08/04/2017

University of Maryland Debuts Renovated Cole Field House

A new look and a new purpose for a University of Maryland landmark.

08/02/2017

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