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.
Day after day, the sub-freezing temperatures are unrelenting, causing hundreds of water line breaks. So many, crews can’t keep up.
Dazzling light displays and major music acts. A week-long, multi-million dollar festival is planned for Charm City. If it comes, you may not even recognize Baltimore’s most familiar landmarks.
The hunt is on. Baltimore City has a new public enemy #1. Police say Charles Henson killed a man and then set his home on fire in northwest Baltimore. Now he’s still on the loose.
Freezing weather seems to be here to stay. Three days after snow fell, we’re still digging out. The bigger problem is that the cold weather is leading to water woes.
The sun is shining, but it’s not providing much relief from the cold.
Winter overload. If the weather is wearing you down, we’re not done yet. A new round of snow and ice is on its way.
The Maryland Senate has voted to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on state highways.
It’s been in the works for months and now Baltimore City police officers will soon wear small cameras. The mayor unveiled recommendations from her task force that starts with a pilot program for the cameras this year.
Friends and relatives of a 16-year-old boy killed in a weekend shootout with police in Maryland are struggling to understand how the faithful churchgoer and high school ROTC student ended up as the suspect in the slaying of his parents and younger sister in Kentucky.
One of the pilots trapped when their small plane went down near Fort Meade has just been released from the hospital. He’s giving WJZ his account of how he survived that crash in the woods.
A Maryland murder case captivates millions when it becomes a hit online podcast. Now the man convicted of killing his high school girlfriend will get a chance to appeal.
The Episcopal Diocese held a meeting to talk about Cook–following a hit-and-run crash that killed Baltimore cyclist Tom Palermo