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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Preparations Underway For Baltimore’s July 4th Celebrations

With more than 150,000 expected in Baltimore for Fourth of July, city police aren’t taking any chances. You will see extra security at the fireworks.

07/03/2015

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Powerful Storms Destroy Dock In Cecil Co.

Trees toppled onto homes and power lines were torn down. Mother Nature pounded parts of Maryland with heavy rain and winds, leaving hundreds in the dark.

07/01/2015

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Little Girl In Fatal Boat Accident Identified

Tragedy along the Eastern Shore. A popular boat race left a seven-year-old girl dead. Police say it happened just off Kent Island when a driver lost control of their vessel.

06/29/2015

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Baltimore Escape Artist Spencer Horsman Nearly Drowns When Stunt Goes Wrong

Magician Criss Angel postponed Thursday night’s opening of his show “The Supernaturalists” in Las Vegas after a stunt involving Baltimore escape artist Spencer Horsman goes wrong.

06/26/2015

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Officers Fire 19 Shots In Baltimore Co., Unarmed Suspect Killed

New information tonight in a deadly police involved shooting after Baltimore County officers kill an unarmed domestic violence suspect inside an Owings Mills condo.

06/25/2015

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Black Bear Sightings In Md. Neighborhoods Increase

A number of bear sightings in just the last few days around Maryland. The large animals–seen in several residential neighborhoods–and that’s putting some people on edge.

06/24/2015

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Gov. Hogan’s Challenge: Balance Work, Cancer Therapy

Governor Larry Hogan announces he has an aggressive form of cancer. Now he is preparing for an intense first round of chemotherapy.

06/23/2015

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DEA Puts Up Billboards In Hopes Of Catching Pharmacy Looters

Dozens of looters and thousands of dollars worth of drugs stolen. The DEA launches billboards to find those who wreaked havoc on Baltimore pharmacies during the Freddie Gray riots.

06/22/2015

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FBI Director: ISIS Zeroing In On Social Media To Recruit Americans

A bigger threat than ever. The FBI says it has no way of stopping ISIS from recruiting thousands of Americans through social media.

06/19/2015

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Students In Anne Arundel County Could Soon Get A Later Start

Sleep in. After years of parents and students pushing, one Maryland county will shift school schedules later in the day. Just how much later? That’s still to be determined.

06/18/2015

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Md. Congressman Furious Over Federal Hacking Attack

There is new backlash over the government employees hacking attack. Millions are workers are affected, hundreds of thousands in Maryland. The federal agency responsible for protecting personal information is under fire.

06/17/2015

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80 DUI Arrests Across Md. In Just One Weekend

Dangerously drunk. There are new concerns from state police, as troopers pull over a concerning number of drivers who haven’t just been drinking a little bit–they’re highly intoxicated.

06/16/2015

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