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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Twitter @RickRitterWJZ.
Not the season they hoped for. Hotels across Baltimore are experiencing a summer slump. Many operators are pointing towards the April riots as the reason.
A massive hump back whale is spotted emerging from the water in Ocean City!
A major blow for one of the most historical areas across the country. A fire rips through parts of Old Town Harpers Ferry near the National Park destroying several businesses.
A traveler at BWI was stopped when authorities say a man attempted to carry on multiple prohibited items through security including a hatchet and smoke grenades.
Inching closer to a return. After suffering heatstroke and spending weeks in the hospital, one Towson football player hopes to beat the odds and take the field again this season—but the university doesn’t feel it’s safe.
Friday marks day one of America’s largest free arts festival, welcoming thousands of people, which is a huge boost for our local economy.
Forty-eight hour deadline. Police say drivers who thought they hit the jackpot in the Harbor Tunnel Wednesday night have just days to turn themselves in, or face charges.
It’s video everyone is talking about–a pilot makes an emergency landing in the middle of a highway with two Maryland skydivers on board.
A crackdown on Baltimore’s recent surge of violence takes a wild turn with two arrests involving one of the city’s anti-violence programs.
Dramatic rescue. A 16-year-old boy took a frightening fall at Rocks State Park in Harford County. Emergency crews spent more than an hour trying to rescue him.
The Charleston massacre led to protests and debates. But after weeks of uproar, the Confederate flag is removed entirely from the South Carolina State House.
Nearly 22 million Americans hacked. The FBI now says the biggest ever government breach targeted background checks full of information from federal workers, their families and even friends.