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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Students Feed Baltimore Trash Wheel Garbage Cake For Its Birthday

Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel, the water and solar-propelled harbor cleaning powerhouse, just turned two.


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Report: Chesapeake Bay Health Improved Last Year

A report by environmental scientists says the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved as efforts to produce runoff from land continue.



New Bills to Tackle Opioid Epidemic Passed But Md. Lawmakers Need Funding

Maryland lawmakers highlighted a new package of bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives aimed to tackle the heroin epidemic.


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Former Navy Instructor Walks Out Of Hearing On Indecent Acts

A marine major convicted three years ago of committing indecent acts at the U.S. Naval Academy is now facing new charges.



More Than 1,200 New Planets Discovered, NASA Says

NASA says it’s found more than 1,200 new planets orbiting other stars!


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New Md. Law Makes Birth Control More Affordable, Accessible

A new Maryland law is on the books, making birth control more affordable and accessible.


A picture taken on May 9, 2016 in Minsk through a solar filtered telescope shows the planet Mercury (black dot upper left) transiting in front of the sun.

Astronomers prepare for one of the highlights of the skywatchers' year, when the Sun, Mercury and Earth all line up -- a phenomenon that happens just a dozen or so times each century. (Photo credit: MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Mercury Makes Rare Move Across The Sun

Mercury has begun a relatively rare move across the sun.



D.C. Metro GM Announces Hours Reductions, Long Term Track Closures In Aggressive Repair Plan

Thousands of Marylanders are going to find painful commutes in and out of Washington DC.



Sen. Mikulski Cuts Ribbon On Next Generation Telescope Ops. Cntr.

Retiring Senator Barabra Mikulski stopped by the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore on Thursday to cut the ribbon on the new James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Center.


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$2.4M Makeover Slated for Western District Police Station

Business leaders are hoping a $2.4 million makeover will improve Baltimore’s Western District Police Station.


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Derailment Renews Concerns About Hazardous Cargo

The weekend’s CSX train derailment is renewing worries about hazardous rail cargo.


File photo of the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: WJZ-TV)

Chesapeake Bay’s Underwater Grasses Making a Comeback

Underwater grass beds in the Chesapeake Bay, in decline for decades, are making a strong comeback.




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