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


Lawmakers Call For Stricter Drone Laws

Controlled from the ground but too close for comfort up in the air. Since last Friday, there have been three incidents of drones and airplanes crossing airspace.



Scientists: Droughts, Flooding Across US To Become More Extreme

GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ)—NASA’s newest tool in space is tracking the world’s rainfall,with the best accuracy, and it’s already had plenty of extreme weather to study this summer. Alex DeMetrick reports, it’s likely to have a lot […]



Is The Ice Age Causing Maryland To Sink?

It may have happened 22,000 years ago, but the last ice age isn’t done with Maryland yet.



Va. Gov. Takes Issue With ‘Maryland Crabs’ Name

The “Maryland crabs” distinction is being challenged by no less than the governor of Virginia—and it’s brought a response from Maryland’s governor.


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Laser Strikes Also Affecting Coast Guard

Lifesaving rescues have been put in danger by laser pointers. It’s a blinding reality Coast Guard air crews are dealing with.


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Maryland Vulnerable After Avian Flu Hits Poultry Industry Hard

It’s devastated poultry operations in the Midwest and now avian influenza has a very strong chance of making it here to Maryland.



Unity Festival Brings Peaceful Answer To Violence In Baltimore

It was a peaceful answer to violence on Saturday when thousands streamed into Druid Hill Park for the “Unity in the Community” Festival.


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Charity Asks For Pledges Of Good Deeds For Pope Francis’ Visit

In honor of Pope Francis visiting Washington D.C. in September, Catholic Charities is running a unique pledge drive.



Highly-Invasive Snakehead Fish Found In Upper Potomac Near Great Falls

The highly invasive Chinese snakehead fish has found a way past a natural barrier into the Upper Potomac River.


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Smithsonian Looks To Crowdfunding To Save Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

The mission now is to save the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore when he first stepped foot on the moon.


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Fundraisers Helps Bring 4-Legged War Heroes Home

The annual PetValu fundraiser runs until Sept. 11.



NASA Releases More Images Of Pluto’s Icy Plains

Mankind’s first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.