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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The Baltimore County Police Arson Unit is investigating a car fire that led two others nearby to go up in flames Monday morning. (Photo: Downtown Diane via Twitter)

3 Cars Burst Into Flames In Pikesville

Investigators are trying to find out whether arson is to blame for a vehicle fire that caused two others nearby to go up in flames outside a Pikesville apartment complex Monday morning.

CBS Baltimore–04/25/2016

Rain falls on the Freddie Gray mural in his Sandtown neighborhood. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Vacant Baltimore Home, Gray-Inspired Groups Find New Life

Galvanized by Freddie Gray’s death, a coalition of activists have spent months laying the groundwork for a community center in Sandtown.


BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28:  Tear gas canisters go off while police enforce a mandatory, city-wide curfew of 10PM near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

6 Arrested During Freddie Gray Unrest Sue Baltimore Police

Arrested, cleared and now they’re suing. It all stems from incidents during the Freddie Gray unrest a year ago.


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Teens Sentenced To Prison In Brutal On-Tape Beating Of Dundalk Man

A brutal attack carried out in Dundalk by a group of seven teenagers and young adults nearly cost 61-year-old Richard Fletcher his life last April.



Injured Man Freed From Baltimore Trench

There was a rescue below street level Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore when a man fell into an open trench.


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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.




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