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.

More Stories by Alex DeMetrick

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‘Stingray’ Front And Center In Lawsuit Against Baltimore Police

Police kept it a secret, but now it’s front and center in a lawsuit. It’s called “Stingray,” a high-tech way of breaking into cell phones.



Watermen Fear New Law Could Limit Oyster Harvesting

A scientific study of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay was recently approved by Maryland legislatures, but some watermen say it could actually hurt the industry.


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Blue Crab Boom: 553M Crabs Estimated In Annual Winter Dredge

Dust off your crab mallets because it’s shaping up to be a great crab season in Maryland.


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Representative Elijah Cummings Endorses Catherine Pugh For Mayor

Congressman Elijah Cummings threw his political weight into Baltimore’s mayoral primary Tuesday, endorsing Catherine Pugh. But will it be enough to widen her narrow lead in the heated race for mayor?



Unsettled Races Give Maryland Votes Added Weight

For the first time in decades, unsettled races are giving Maryland votes added weight.


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Felony Charge Dropped For City School Officer Caught Slapping Student

Prosecutors have dropped a felony charge against a Baltimore school officer after video shows him slapping and kicking a student last Month.


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Md. Congressman Calls For More Troops In Iraq To Oust ISIS

A call for more U.S. troops in Iraq. That’s the appraisal of Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger following his visit to that country.



Watermen Fight Bill They Say Threatens Their Way Of Life

A lot of Maryland watermen were on dry land in Annapolis Tuesday, navigating the state legislature.



Severna Park Osprey Camera Goes Live

These reality stars don’t need makeup or producers, but they do have cameras perched up above their homes.


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Maryland May See Rising Sea Levels

Faster and higher. That’s the new projection for rising sea levels, and it’s not good news for Maryland.


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Tiny, Non-Native Mussels Could Soon Impact Our Drinking Water

It’s a foreign invasion, and Baltimore is making a stand at its reservoirs.


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BGE Trying To Keep Osprey Away From Live Electric Lines

Keeping the power on and protecting nature. That’s created a challenge for BGE.




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