Rick Ritter

Ritter Rick 175x131 (3) Rick Ritter joined WJZ Eyewitness News in May 2014 as a reporter.

Born and raised in Philadelphia and South Jersey, Rick is thrilled to come back to the Northeast!

Before moving to Baltimore, Rick was the Collier County bureau chief reporter at WBBH in Naples, Fla. He was there for nearly two years and covered major stories, such as a violent string of statewide home invasions and an FBI crackdown on Medicare fraud. He also pitched in with the station’s investigative unit on several pieces and exposed a county administrator caught drinking alcohol and driving his county vehicle.

Rick started his career at WMGM-TV in Atlantic City, N.J., where he was a news and sports reporter/anchor.

He graduated from Widener University in Pennsylvania with a degree in communications. During college, he started all four years for the university’s football team as a wide receiver and was selected to play in a national all-star game in Salem, Va.

Rick lives in the city with his fiancée. They love spending time with their family, friends and uncovering everything Baltimore has to offer!

Please feel free to contact Rick via email at rritter@wjz.com and Twitter @RickRitterWJZ.

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Suspect Arrested In Hanover Gas Station Murder

A major breakthrough in the senseless killing of an Anne Arundel County gas station clerk.

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Parachute Deployed In Frederick Air Collision Likely Saved Lives

Midair collision. The investigation continues into the deadly crash between a small plane and a helicopter over the Frederick Municipal Airport.

10/24/2014

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3 Dead After Midair Collision Near Frederick Airport

A nightmare scenario at Frederick Municipal airport: A helicopter on a training flight and a plane coming in to land collide in the air.

10/23/2014

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Ray Rice Fights Back Against Ravens For Wrongful Termination

Ray Rice eyes a return to the NFL—and now the former Raven looks to cash in, as well. The running back filed a grievance against the Ravens for wrongful termination of his $3.5 million contract.

10/22/2014

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Ray Rice Indefinite Suspension Appeal Hearing Set For Nov. 5

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice could soon return to the NFL. Rice remains suspended indefinitely after video surfaced of him striking his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The NFL Players Association is appealing Rice’s suspension—and now a date for the hearing has been set.

10/21/2014

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Nurse In ‘Fair’ Condition After Flight From Dallas To Frederick

So far, only three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed on U.S. soil. But after missteps in the initial response and fears over hospitals not being prepared, panic over a possible outbreak is growing.

10/17/2014

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Dallas Nurse With Ebola Arrives At NIH For Treatment

The first patient to contract Ebola on U.S. soil is now in Maryland. The 26-year-old nurse just arrived at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

10/16/2014

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Baltimore Mayor Announces Heroin Task Force

It’s been a problem for generations in Baltimore and now the city hopes to tackle it. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced the start of a task force to examine the extent of heroin across the city.

10/15/2014

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Let’s Go O’s! Fans Confident Orioles Will Win ALCS Against Royals

Game 1 of the American League Championship Series is here, and it’s turning into a real fight. The Orioles are facing the tough Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards.

10/10/2014

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Mayor Renames Mt. Royal Avenue ‘Orioles Way’

If you live in Baltimore, you’ve certainly heard of Mt. Royal Avenue before. Well, the mayor decided to get rid of the street name for the Orioles’ ALCS match-up against the Royals.

10/10/2014

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Rising Sea Levels May Create Problems For Many Marylanders

A new study says several parts of Maryland are in particular danger for an increase in high-tide flooding. This comes after the Union of Concerned Scientists press conference Wednesday morning, showing flooding that rarely occurs now will soon change.

10/08/2014

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Md. Police Officers Learn Better Ways To Handle Domestic Abuse Cases

It’s one of the most dangerous calls for officers to respond to: domestic violence. Tuesday, officers from Baltimore to Virginia met to discuss how to better handle domestic abuse before it turns deadly.

10/07/2014

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