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

A hammerhead shark washed ashore in Del. Photo Courtesy Susan Keen

What Might Have Brought Hammerhead Shark To Md.’s Seashore?

A 300-pound hammerhead shark that’s been visiting Ocean City appears to be in no hurry to leave.


A hammerhead shark washed ashore in Del. Photo Courtesy Susan Keen

800-Pound Hammerhead Shark Spotted In Ocean City

A shark spotted swimming very close to the beach in Ocean City is causing a lot of commotion.


solar storm

Solar Flare Will Probably Trigger Northern Lights

For the first time in a week, a massive solar flare has sent high speed particles on a collision course with Earth.


cownose ray

Activists Call For An End To Fishing Contest

Animal rights activists are asking Governor Larry Hogan to stop what they call a “cruel fishing contest.”


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Md. ‘Free Range’ Parents Cleared Of Neglect Charges On 2nd Case

A short walk to the park became the talk of the nation when two Silver Spring parents were investigated for child neglect.


A Maryland Transit Authority patrol car burns at North and Pennsylvania Avenues on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)

A Big ‘No’ To Baltimore From FEMA

The federal government has given a big “no” to Baltimore. A request to FEMA to declare April’s riots a major disaster has been rejected.


Waterman's Heritage Tour

Md. Org. Tours Chesapeake Educating Culture And History On The Water

The goal is to get people out on the Chesapeake Bay and learn about the culture and history and learn about our beautiful wildlife.



Prison Inmates Help Build Wetland On Poplar Island

Heat, mosquitoes and aching backs. That’s what it’s taking to restore Poplar Island, which nearly vanished from the bay.


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Baltimore Gets Grant To Develop More Green Spaces

Giving green spaces room to grow takes green to pull off. Tuesday, grant money was awarded to 15 projects, nearly all in urban areas—including Baltimore.



Cardin To Discuss Federal Workforce Concerns At Forum

Maryland’s Sen. Ben Cardin is holding a forum to discuss federal workforce concerns.


BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 01:  Baltimore City Chief Prosecuter Marilyn J Mosby announces that criminal charges will be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray died in police custody after being arrested on April 12, 2015.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marilyn J Mosby

Marilyn Mosby’s New Fame Brings Praise, Criticism

The sudden jump from prosecutor to the center of media attention has brought Marilyn Mosby praise and criticism.


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14 Alleged Black Guerilla Family Members Charged In Racketeering Scheme

The FBI has gone after what it says is the biggest and most violent gang in Baltimore. Wednesday, 14 members of the Black Guerilla Family have been charged with a string of crimes in the city.