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.

Firebombing Suspect Ordered Held Without Bail, Lawyer Says He Has Alibi

He turned himself in, claiming he did not throw the fire bombs that killed two people this past weekend in Baltimore.


Limits On Passengers’ Electronics On Certain Incoming Int’l Flights

The sudden banning of laptops and tablets from airplane passenger cabins is growing. At first, only the U.S. was imposing the rule on planes from eight African and Middle Eastern countries. Now, Great Britain is also joining the ban.


Renewed Hope For Maglev Line Between Baltimore And D.C.

Once considered a pie in the sky, a high speed Maglev train between Baltimore and D.C. may become a down-to-earth reality.


Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Turns 75 Years Old

On March 10, 1942, the Applied Physics Lab, a top secret lab, housed in an empty automotive garage in Silver Spring was born.


WikiLeaks: Undetectable Assassinations from the Backseat of a Car

A document about infecting control systems in modern cars was among the CIA’s secret technologies revealed by WikiLeaks.


After Md. Woman Slain By Sex Offender Ex With Antique Replica Gun, Bill Seeks To Seal Loophole

Rejection, then stalking, then murder. The progression has been seen before, but this time it was made possible by a loophole in Md. law.


New TSA Pat-Down Procedures In Place At BWI, Airports Across Country

A new comprehensive pat-down police by TSA officers is now in effect at the nation’s airports, including BWI Marshall, as part of an effort to improve security screening.


Advocates Worry Trump’s EPA Cuts Could Be Bad News For The Chesapeake Bay

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is generating worry that it could be bad news for the Chesapeake Bay’s health.


NPS: D.C. Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Is March 14-17

Washington’s cherry blossom peak bloom prediction for the 2017 season is March 14 to 17.


Md. Watermen Want More Access To Oyster Sanctuaries

Oyster sanctuaries are currently off limits to watermen and they’d like at least limited access.


‘Next Step’ In Search For Extraterrestrial Life Undergoing Testing In Md.

NASA’s discovery of seven new worlds around a distant star is only the beginning.


NASA Scientist: Discovery Of New Planets Hints That Finding Another Earth A Matter Of When, Not If

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.




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