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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Tens Of Thousands Expected As Maryland State Fair Kicks Off

The Maryland State Fair is in full swing at the the fairgrounds in Timonium. Tens of thousands of people are expected over the next 11 days.



4 Taken To Hospital After Apartment Fire In Northeast Baltimore

Fire breaks out at an apartment complex in Northeast Baltimore. Several people are rescued and several injured, including children.


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Christie Holds Md. Fundraiser With Governor Larry Hogan As Guest

Presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pays a visit to his friend Larry Hogan. Christie had campaigned for Hogan in Maryland’s race for governor.


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Va. Reporter, Photographer Shot To Death On Live TV, Suspect Dead

Tragedy unfolds on live TV in Virginia. A young reporter and her cameraman are shot and killed while on-air. A disgruntled former employee–at the center of it all.


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Multi-Million Dollar Effort Announced To Eliminate Lead Paint Dangers

It’s a hidden danger that’s affected the health of thousands of Baltimore City children — hazardous lead in paint and other items in homes. Now there’s a multi-million dollar effort to eliminate lead paint dangers.



School Begins For Some Children In 4 Md. Counties

Summer came to an end Monday for students all across Maryland as they headed back to school.


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$750M Lawsuit Claims Army Recklessly Handled Toxins Which Killed People In Md.

A group of people battling cancer in Frederick, who lost loved ones, are suing Fort Detrick for $750 million.


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Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Iran Nuclear Deal

A proposed nuclear deal with Iran is still causing major controversy in Maryland. Hundreds rally against the agreement with Senator Ben Cardin under intense pressure to choose a position.


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New Funding Could Help Turn Baltimore Vacant Lots Into Value

They’re referred to as eyesores. Vacant lots have taken over some parts of east and west Baltimore. But new funding awarded to the city could help turn that around.


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Police Investigate Fatal Hit & Run In Essex

Deadly hit and run. A family is left searching for answers after a woman is killed in Essex. It happened on Eastern Boulevard and Virginia Avenue early Monday morning.


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Timonium Water Main Break Leaves 40 Homes Without Service

Problems continue in Baltimore County, where a water main break sent a geyser of water into the sky. It caused major damage in a Timonium neighborhood.


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Naval Academy Increasing Security After Deadly Shootout In Tenn.

The Naval Academy tells WJZ it’s increasing security on campus in light of recent attacks targeting service members.