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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Report: FBI Investigation Into Anthrax Attack Was Flawed

We’re finding out new details about the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, which killed five people and sickened 17 more.

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Police Connect Local Shooting To NYPD Officers’ Killings

The suspect in the shooting of two NYPD officers also allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend in Owings Mills Saturday morning.

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Ray Rice Fallout Continues As New Video Surfaces

The Ray Rice fallout continues. Tonight, a third video has surfaced of the former Ravens domestic violence incident that took place inside an Atlantic City casino elevator.


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Nearly 100 Malnourished Animals Seized At Md. Farm

A horrible case of alleged animal cruelty uncovered at a Maryland farm. Officials seize nearly 100 animals they say were malnourished and neglected.



Pharmacy Owners Arrested In ’12 Meningitis Outbreak That Killed 3 Maryland Residents

Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy have been charged in connection with a lethal meningitis outbreak in 2012. The outbreak killed 64 people across the country, including three right here in Maryland.


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Some Lucky Children Got To Attend Orioles’ Christmas Party

What a day for one lucky group of kids who got the chance to hang out with some Orioles players at the team’s annual Christmas party in Arundel Mills.


Photo: Rick Ritter/WJZ

Crews Remain On Scene Of Gaithersburg Plane Crash

Searching for clues, investigators remain at the scene where a jet crashed into a Montgomery County home. Rick Ritter reports on how investigators are digging deeper into the pilot’s past.



Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Hit And Run

A 67-year-old woman has been fatally struck by a vehicle in Anne Arundel County. Rick Ritter has more on the incident and what type of car police are looking for.



Johns Hopkins Students Protest Peacefully With Die In

Protests continue following two grand jury decision to indict white police officers after the death of two unarmed black men. Rick Ritter reports on how Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is getting involved.


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Baltimore County Police Interested In Body Cameras

The growing outcry over recent police actions has Baltimore County taking steps to build trust in police. The county is investing in body cameras so the community and officers feel safe.



Protestors For Eric Garner March In Downtown Baltimore

Protestors flood the streets, calling for better police treatment. This after another controversial grand jury ruling.


Chaz Haggins. 20, (left) and Ethan Turner, 29 (right) have been charged in the teen's rape. (photo credit: Baltimore Police Department)

2 Men Charged In JHU Off-Campus Rape

New details emerge in a rape at a Johns Hopkins University frat house. Police have arrested two men who they say sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl at a fraternity party.




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