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.


Drones Could Be Key Life-Saving Tool During Natural Disasters

When disasters cut people off from help, it also leaves them vulnerable to disease.


Photo credit: WJZ-TV

Baltimore Light Festival Gets An Illumination Upgrade

The very popular Light City Festival in Baltimore is improving on success and expanding next year.



U.S.S. Enterprise Now At D.C.’s Air and Space Museum

If you’re willing to boldly go to Washington D.C., you can now take in the original U.S.S. Enterprise.


A panel of Baltimore rappers, left to right, Lor Scoota, Young Moose, Chino, and Young Goldie and LIl Key, visit Frederick Douglass High School to share their goals and observations of recent events in West Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. The #EYEAMBaltimore Tour High School tour is a partnership between 7th district Councilman Nick Mosby and Downtown Locker Room. Kim Hairston/Baltimore

Rising Rapper ‘Lor Scoota’ Gunned Down In N.E. Baltimore

A local rapper has been shot and killed in Northeast Baltimore.


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State Halts Oyster and Clam Harvesting in Some Spots Due to High Bacteria Levels

Rising levels of bacteria have prompted the state to put some oysters and clams off limits for harvesting.


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City Planners To Decide If Port Covington Goes Forward

One of the most ambitious development projects in Baltimore history is facing a crucial vote by city planners.



Police In Montgomery County Investigate 2 Crashes Seconds Apart

If it was a coincidence, it was one strange enough for police to begin asking questions. It involved two accidents seconds apart.


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MTA Launches New Bus Routes Around Baltimore Suburbs

Today marks the start of Governor Larry Hogan’s makeover of the Maryland Transit Administration’s bus routes.


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Baltimore Co. Schools Consider Closing On 2 Muslim Holidays

The Baltimore County school board is expected to vote on a plan to close schools for two Muslim holidays when they fall on school days.



Amy Schumer and Will Ferrell Put Spotlight on Johns Hopkins Organization

Famous comedians have created a video poking fun at a John Hopkins organization in order to spread awareness.


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Experts: Chesapeake Bay’s ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Smaller This Year

The Chesapeake Bay has been showing major signs of improvement this year.


(Photo: Baltimore City Fire Department)

Concerns Being Raised As Crews Continue CSX Derailment Cleanup

There are new details about the CSX freight train derailment that’s still inside the Howard Street tunnel.




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