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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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University Of Maryland Guarantees Scholarships To Athletes

A real, full ride to college. The University of Maryland will guarantee scholarships to student athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or performance.

08/20/2014

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Baltimoreans Excited For New Casino–And Its Food

As many people anticipate the opening of the Horseshoe Casino on Tuesday, there is a large number of people more anxious about the food over the games.

08/20/2014

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BWI Security Gate Closure May Impact Travelers During Morning Rush Hour

Traveling soon? A closure at BWI could affect your plans. One of the airport’s main security gates is now closed because of safety concerns.

08/19/2014

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3-Year-Old Girl Killed After Shooting Between Father And Police

Another tragic shooting. Two people are dead, including a three-year-old little girl, after she’s caught in the middle of gunfire between her own father and police.

08/16/2014

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Storm Damage May Cost AACO Millions To Repair

Costly cleanup. This week’s heavy flooding caused loads of damage across the state. Now Maryland’s hardest hit county may have to spend millions just to get its roads up and running again.

08/15/2014

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Protestors Rally In Baltimore Following Deadly Mo. Police Shooting

A deadly police shooting sparks a week of rising tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. Protestors take to the streets of Baltimore to rally for the victim, 18-year-old Michael Brown.

08/14/2014

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‘Moonrise’ Held Days After Overdose Deaths At Similar Music Festival

Despite a call to cancel it, the massive electronic dance festival “Moonrise” is happening at Pimlico. The concern follows two overdose deaths at a similar festival last week at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

08/09/2014

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New Curfew Takes Effect In Baltimore

The curfew ordinance for Baltimore City is in effect for the first time Friday night. Children found in violation of the curfew will be escorted to one of two youth connection centers.

08/08/2014

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City School Bus Driver Ambushed In West Baltimore

A group of teenagers carjack a bus and take it for a joy ride in West Baltimore. It happened along West Lexington Street Thursday afternoon.

08/07/2014

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Family Holds Vigil For 3-Year-Old Girl Killed During Drive-By Shooting

The search continues for a three-year-old’s killer. Caught in the middle of a drive-by shooting, McKenzie Elliott was shot and killed while playing on the porch of her next door neighbor’s home.

08/06/2014

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Md. To Update Efforts To Help Immigrant Children

More than 2,000 immigrant children. That’s how many state leaders say are right here in Maryland after fleeing from violence in Central America. Tuesday, the O’Malley/Brown administration talked about the steps they’re taking in supporting the federal government’s efforts to help children.

08/05/2014

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Mother Demanding Answers After 3-Year-Old Killed In Drive-By Shooting

The mayor and city leaders hold a press conference, trying to get answers as to who killed a three-year-old girl.

08/02/2014

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