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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Ivanka Trump is learning more about economic policy as she takes on a more visible role in and around Washington.

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Teacher Asked To Remove ‘Anti-Trump’ Diversity Posters

A Carroll County high school is causing controversy after administrators asked teachers to take down posters displayed in their classrooms.

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Anne Arundel Co. Political Operatives Found Guilty For Robocalls

Tuesday was judgment day for a pair of political operatives. The trial surrounded a robocall that was made during an Anne Arundel County Council race back in 2014.

02/21/2017

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A Chance To Connect With The World In The Baltimore Portal

It’s a unique way to connect with people around the world, and it’s now here in Baltimore.

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Fire crews worked overnight to get a 4-alarm vacant warehouse fire under control, and were able to do so just after 4 a.m. Friday.

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On ‘Day Without Immigrants,’ Baltimore Restaurants Close And Supporters March

Some Baltimore restaurants will be closed Thursday in support of “A Day Without Immigrants.”

02/16/2017

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The City Set to Shell Out $300K for Anthony Anderson Death

A wrongful death suit is set to cost Baltimore City big.

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Homecoming To Tragedy: Towson Player Recovering After Shooting

Saturday was supposed to be a homecoming for Towson senior John Davis, but a night full of celebrations, nearly turned deadly.

02/13/2017

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: The fantasy sports website DraftKings is shown on October 16, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. DraftKings and its rival FanDuel have been under scrutiny after accusations surfaced of employees participating in the contests with insider information. An employee recently finished second in a contest on FanDuel, winning $350,000. Nevada recently banned the sites.

Should Sports Betting Become Legal in Maryland?

It’s a question that has everyone talking. Should sports betting become legal in Maryland?

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Police Release Body Cam Video Of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

The Baltimore Police Department has released the identity of the 18-year-old suspect who was fatally shot by police just a day after getting out of jail.

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Violent, Repeat Offenders Leading To Increased Crime In Baltmore

Gang retaliation continues to wreak havoc on certain parts of Charm City, as police struggle to get a firm hold on the crime.

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