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.

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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.


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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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CSX Train Derails In Baltimore, Cleanup Could Take Days

No one was hurt when more than a dozen rail cars from a CSX train derailed at the Howard Street tunnel early Monday morning, authorities confirmed.

CBS Baltimore–06/13/2016

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Newest State Park Gets Hundreds More Acres, Opens For Business

A lot of the “keep out” signs are coming down on Hart-Miller Island. What was a tiny foothold of a state park has been expanded into hundreds of acres.


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Mayor Fires Back As Threat of City Shutdown Looms

A threat to gridlock Baltimore’s budget and shutdown city services brings a strong response from the mayor.


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Md. Coastline Poorly Protected From Rising Sea Levels, Study Shows

Using nature to dampen the effects of rising sea levels. Maryland has just completed a study of those natural defenses.


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Pride Of Baltimore II Leaves Baltimore

The Pride of Baltimore II is on its way to sea. The city’s floating goodwill ambassador will travel up the East Coast to the Great Lakes.



Tens Of Thousands Of New Oysters Planted In The Bay

Back where they belong after starting life in a lab. Tens of thousands of new oysters have been planted in bay waters, thanks to human help.



Baltimore Residents Can Now Recycle Oyster Shells

Paper bottles, cans and now oyster shells. It’s the latest item Baltimore residents can recycle.


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University of Maryland Medical Center Gets National Cancer Institute’s Highest Designation

The University of Maryland’s Greenbaum Cancer Center is being called “outstanding” by the National Cancer Institute — the highest designation given.




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