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 wife. 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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Md. Comptroller Eyeing Up Big Changes For Daily Fantasy Sports

Between DraftKings and FanDuel, daily fantasy sports have a firm hold on Maryland.

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Body Cam Footage Released of U-Md. Pepper Spray Incident

The University of Maryland has released footage of campus police using pepper spray to try to break up an off-campus graduation party.

CBS Baltimore–07/19/2016

(Credit: Baltimore Police Department)

FBI Warned Police Of Gang Attacks Before Deadly Gunfire Exchange Thursday

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Md. Firefighter Fights To Get Kids Back From Wife Who Fled Country

A firefighter has been fighting to get his two young children back after his estranged wife took them out of the country.

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Recent Officer/Community Tensions Affect Police Recruiting

It’s certainly been a difficult time for policing across the country. While some departments are having trouble getting new officers, others are using this time as a recruiting tool.

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Baltimore Police canvassed the area for clues on Monday after a woman was stabbed to death walking her dogs last week.

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Police Ramping Up Water Patrols After Near-Fatal Jet Ski Accident

A jet ski accident in Anne Arundel County left one man fighting for his life. The incident is just the latest that have police ramping up patrols on Maryland waterways.

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Thousands In D.C. Protest Recent Police-Involved Shootings

Thousands have gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest recent police-involved shootings.

07/07/2016

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Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty To Charge Of Obstructing Firefighters During Riots

A 22-year-old Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of obstructing firefighters during the Baltimore riots in April 2015.

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Fallout Continues For Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney

The fallout continues for City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

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