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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Loved Ones Desperate For Answers As Search For Missing Toddlers Continues

Missing for weeks. The search continues for two Montgomery County toddlers. Sarah and Jacob Hoggle were last seen alive with their mother Catherine in September.Family and friends remain desperate for answers

11/22/2014

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FBI Searching For Masked Men Behind Series Of Robberies In Canton

Three armed robberies in the same night. The hunt is on for a group of men wreaking havoc on convenience stores across Baltimore. Now the FBI needs your help to identify them.

11/21/2014

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Ebola Vaccination Effort Underway At UMd. School Of Medicine

A desperate race to stop the Ebola outbreak is underway. Some of that life-saving work is being done right here in Baltimore.

11/20/2014

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Capitol Dome Moves Into Next Phase Of Repair

Sixty-million dollars. Workers are in the midst of a multi-year project to fix hundreds of cracks in the United States Capitol dome.

11/19/2014

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UMd.’s Cole Field House Has $155M Indoor Sports Complex Makeover Plans

The University of Maryland may concert its old basketball arena into a $155 million dollar indoor athletics complex.

11/18/2014

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Missing 12-Year-Old Found Safe, Now Back Home

A missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe and is now back home with her family.

11/15/2014

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Family And Friends Remember Harford County Teen Killed In Triple Stabbing

A community comes together after a teenage girl’s senseless killing. The crime rocked quiet Harford County.

11/14/2014

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New Study Shows Staggering Number Of Md. Pedestrian Fatalities

A growing problem on Maryland’s interstates. Dozens of people hit and killed while walking in the roadway.

11/13/2014

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40-Year Veteran Baltimore Fire Safety Officer Found Dead In Building

A tragedy and a mystery for the Baltimore City Fire Department. A veteran firefighter is found dead in a house hours after responding to a fire.

11/12/2014

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1 Injured In Westminster Explosion

A terrifying ordeal. One man remains hospitalized and nearly a dozen homes are damaged after a massive explosion in Carroll County.

11/08/2014

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GPS Installed By Car Dealer Helps Police Capture Accused Serial Kidnapper

Agents rescued Carlesha Freeland-Gaither from her kidnapper just in time. But another alleged victim of Delvin Barnes was not so lucky.

11/07/2014

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Ray Rice’s NFL Suspension Hearing Concludes

A two day appeal hearing for former Raven Ray Rice ends with some crucial testimony from Ravens leadership.

11/06/2014

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