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Rick Ritter

Ritter Rick 175x131 (3) Rick Ritter joined WJZ in May 2014.

Born and raised in Philadelphia and South Jersey, Rick’s thrilled to be working in the Northeast.

Since coming to Baltimore, he’s covered some of the biggest stories throughout the city and our region, including the death of Freddie Gray, the riots and protests that followed and the trials of the officers initially charged in Gray’s death. He was also on scene for the tragic workplace shooting in Harford County and the F2 tornado that ripped through parts of the Eastern Shore. Rick has played a key role in the coverage of several sports-related stories — including the Ray Rice scandal and the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem.

Before moving to Baltimore, Rick was the chief reporter for the Collier County bureau at WBBH in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida.

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

He graduated from Widener University in Pennsylvania where 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 wife. They love spending time with their family and friends, and uncovering everything Baltimore has to offer.

You can follow Rick on Twitter & Facebook, or e-mail him:

Twitter: @RickRitterWJZ



Teens Press For Gun Control Outside White House; Lawmakers Speak Out To Demand Change

On the same day the Florida shooting suspect appeared in court, dozens gathered outside the White House to demand presidential action on gun control and honor the 17 killed.


Jury In Korryn Gaines Civil Trial Awards Her Family $37M In Damages

A jury in the civil lawsuit of the death of Korryn Gaines has awarded her family $37 million.


Attorney Seeks $30M For Korryn Gaines’ Son In Civil Trial

Closing arguments are underway Thursday in the civil trial for the death of Korryn Gaines.


Closing Arguments To Begin Thursday In Korryn Gaines Civil Trial

The closing arguments in the Korryn Gaines’ civil trial have been delayed until Thursday.


Ballistics Expert’s Testimony: Officer’s Actions Justified In Korryn Gaines’ Killing

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the civil trial of Korryn Gaines, who was killed during an hours-long standoff in 2016 with Baltimore County police in her Randallstown apartment.


Officer Who Fired Shot That Killed Korryn Gaines: ‘I Had No Choice’

The officer who fired the shot that killed Korryn Gaines during a standoff in 2016 testified Monday in the civil trial over Gaines’ death.


Tempers Flare In Courtroom During Korryn Gaines Wrongful Death Trial

Tensions were high in a Baltimore County courtroom on Friday as the civil trial for Korryn Gaines continued to play out. 


Baltimore Police Union Warns Officers Lawsuit Damages Could Come From Salary

The Baltimore police union has been warning officers that lawsuit damages could start coming out of their own paychecks.


Testimony: Korryn Gaines’ Father Found Out About Death From News Reporter

Testimony continued Tuesday in the trial for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Korryn Gaines, who was fatally shot in a standoff with police.


Medical Examiner: Korryn Gaines Shot 5 Times In Baltimore Co. Apartment

Testimony continued Friday in the trial for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Korryn Gaines, who was fatally shot in a standoff with police.


2 Boys Arrested, Charged After 1 Pulls Out Knife On School Bus

Police say a 12-year-old Dunbarton Middle School student pulled a knife on his 13-year-old classmate on a Baltimore County school bus Monday afternoon. Both students are being charged, according to officials.


Jury Seated In Wrongful Death Suit Over Police Shooting

The jury has been seated in the trial for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a local woman who was fatally shot in a standoff with police.



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