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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2 Baltimore County Firefighters Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Bombshell allegations. Two members of the Baltimore County Fire Department are suspended, accused of sexual misconduct.

03/26/2015

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Prison, Reports To Baltimore Halfway House

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore facility late Thursday night from federal prison. Now he says he wants a second chance from his constituents.

03/26/2015

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Mother, Daughter From Nearby Va. Among Americans Killed In Plane Crash

A bombshell new report suggests the pilot on the Germanwings flight was locked out of the cockpit just before the plane went down.

03/25/2015

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Bill Cosby Coming To Baltimore Amid Sex Assault Allegations

Under fire for sexual assault accusations from more than a dozen women, longtime comedian and television star Bill Cosby is coming to Baltimore. He has a message for fans in Maryland.

03/24/2015

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‘Beer Pong Rapist’ Believed To Have Assaulted At Least 30 Men

Disturbing new information in the case of a serial sex predator who police say targets young men at college bars.

03/20/2015

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NTSB: Partial Engine Failure Led To Plane Crash Near Tipton Airport

Federal investigators release new information on what caused a plane crash in Anne Arundel County that nearly killed two men. The NTSB finds engine problems sent the plane out of control.

03/19/2015

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UMBC Announces New Women’s Lacrosse Coach After 5 Players Suspended

Controversy sparks big changes at UMBC. The women’s lacrosse team has a new head coach.

03/18/2015

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New Cell Phone Video Shows Aftermath Of Brutal Camden Yards Attack

A brutal attack. Outrage after a man accused of punching a Yankees fan at Camden Yards will serve just days in jail.

03/17/2015

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Alcohol Suspected In Rt. 50 Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

Killed in a head on crash. State police need answers about a devastating wreck in Queen Anne’s County. Investigators say a driver went the wrong way on Rt. 50, killing two people in another car.

03/16/2015

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VP Biden Visits Baltimore County, Wants To Reduce Untested Rape Kits

There are hundreds of unsolved rape cases in Maryland and tens of thousands across the U.S. Now Vice President Biden is pushing to find those predators, and he has millions of dollars to help.

03/16/2015

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Ex-Librarian Files Suit Against Baltimore School, Archdiocese In Sex Abuse Case

A Baltimore Catholic school teacher charged with sexual abuse. Now the school employee who reported it says she was fired for being a whistleblower–and she’s suing.

03/13/2015

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Serious Questions About Secret Service Following Latest Incident

Two high-ranking agents are accused of crashing a government vehicle right into an investigation scene after leaving a party.

03/12/2015

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