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.


Baltimore Sets Up Command Center To Address Water Problems

Day after day, the sub-freezing temperatures are unrelenting, causing hundreds of water line breaks. So many, crews can’t keep up.

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Week-Long Ideas & Music Festival Coming To Baltimore

Dazzling light displays and major music acts. A week-long, multi-million dollar festival is planned for Charm City. If it comes, you may not even recognize Baltimore’s most familiar landmarks.

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Baltimore Police Department Names New Public Enemy No. 1

The hunt is on. Baltimore City has a new public enemy #1. Police say Charles Henson killed a man and then set his home on fire in northwest Baltimore. Now he’s still on the loose.


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Thousands Still Without Water After Multiple Water Mains Break

Freezing weather seems to be here to stay. Three days after snow fell, we’re still digging out. The bigger problem is that the cold weather is leading to water woes.



Storm’s Impact Still Being Felt 48 Hours Later

The sun is shining, but it’s not providing much relief from the cold.


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Md. Feeling Its Coldest Temperatures In Decades

Winter overload. If the weather is wearing you down, we’re not done yet. A new round of snow and ice is on its way.



Md. Senate OKs Speed Limit Boost To 70 On State Highways

The Maryland Senate has voted to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on state highways.


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Task Force Recommends City Officers To Wear Body Cameras

It’s been in the works for months and now Baltimore City police officers will soon wear small cameras. The mayor unveiled recommendations from her task force that starts with a pilot program for the cameras this year.


Jason C. Hendrix. Courtesy: Family Pastor, Drew Mahan, Forward Community Church

Ky. Neighbors Shocked After Teen Killed In Md. Police Shootout

Friends and relatives of a 16-year-old boy killed in a weekend shootout with police in Maryland are struggling to understand how the faithful churchgoer and high school ROTC student ended up as the suspect in the slaying of his parents and younger sister in Kentucky.


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Pilot In Small Plane Crash Near Tipton Airport Shares Survival Story

One of the pilots trapped when their small plane went down near Fort Meade has just been released from the hospital. He’s giving WJZ his account of how he survived that crash in the woods.


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Characters From ‘Serial’ Podcast Shed Light On Case

A Maryland murder case captivates millions when it becomes a hit online podcast. Now the man convicted of killing his high school girlfriend will get a chance to appeal.



Reverend Charged In Fatal Hit-and-Run Banned Indefinitely From Church

The Episcopal Diocese held a meeting to talk about Cook–following a hit-and-run crash that killed Baltimore cyclist Tom Palermo




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