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.

Police Searched For Suspect Week Leading Up To PG Co. Officer Slaying

The week before Glenn Tyndell was accused of the shotgun slaying of Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin, Tydell was already wanted by police.

03/02/2018

BWI Airport Demonstrates How To Properly Fly With Gun

TSA staged a briefing at BWI Wednesday on the right way to fly with a gun.

02/28/2018

Nearly 20 Hate Groups Tied To Maryland, SPLC Says

The Southern Poverty Law Center tracked 954 active hate groups, a 4-percent jump, and 19 of those organizations were connected to people in Maryland.

02/27/2018

Groups Announce New Goal Of Adding 10 Billion Oysters To Chesapeake Bay

A partnership between dozens of groups has set a new goal of adding 10 billion new oysters to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025.

02/26/2018

NOAA’s Newest Weather Satellites Set To Launch Next Week

A lot will be riding on a NASA rocket on Feb. 27.

02/23/2018

Maryland Officials Preparing For Spotted Lanternfly Invasion

Maryland officials are preparing for the likely spring invasion of a leaf-hopping insect that harms crops and recently overran southeastern Pennsylvania.

02/22/2018

Baltimore Councilman Says ‘100 Percent’ Hanover Street Bridge Is Dangerous

The Hanover Street Bridge has been a Baltimore landmark since 1916, and it’s showing its age.

02/21/2018

Md. Hopes To Catch A Ride On Hyperloop As D.C. Gives Elon Musk’s Company Digging Permit

It’s billed as the high-speed travel system of the future, but just how far off is the Hyperloop?

02/20/2018

Legislators Want System That Could Prevent Train Crashes In Place By End Of Year

A safety system that can prevent train crashes remains a work in progress, and Congress is getting fed up.

02/16/2018

‘Beagle Bill’ Hopes To Help Animals Used In Medical Research

Those who support the proposed Beagle Bill in Maryland are hoping for a win for animal used in medical research.

02/14/2018

Trump’s Budget Plan Would Cut Chesapeake Bay Funding By 90 Percent

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget places federal funds for a cleaner Chesapeake Bay back on the chopping block.

02/13/2018

New Horizons Spacecraft, Controlled From Md. Lab, Sends Back Farthest Photos Ever Taken

The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken.

02/12/2018

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