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.

Nina Pham

Nurse In ‘Fair’ Condition After Flight From Dallas To Frederick

So far, only three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed on U.S. soil. But after missteps in the initial response and fears over hospitals not being prepared, panic over a possible outbreak is growing.

10/17/2014

Nina Pham

Dallas Nurse With Ebola Arrives At NIH For Treatment

The first patient to contract Ebola on U.S. soil is now in Maryland. The 26-year-old nurse just arrived at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

10/16/2014

heroin bust

Baltimore Mayor Announces Heroin Task Force

It’s been a problem for generations in Baltimore and now the city hopes to tackle it. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced the start of a task force to examine the extent of heroin across the city.

10/15/2014

orioles fans

Let’s Go O’s! Fans Confident Orioles Will Win ALCS Against Royals

Game 1 of the American League Championship Series is here, and it’s turning into a real fight. The Orioles are facing the tough Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards.

10/10/2014

orioles way

Mayor Renames Mt. Royal Avenue ‘Orioles Way’

If you live in Baltimore, you’ve certainly heard of Mt. Royal Avenue before. Well, the mayor decided to get rid of the street name for the Orioles’ ALCS match-up against the Royals.

10/10/2014

flooding

Rising Sea Levels May Create Problems For Many Marylanders

A new study says several parts of Maryland are in particular danger for an increase in high-tide flooding. This comes after the Union of Concerned Scientists press conference Wednesday morning, showing flooding that rarely occurs now will soon change.

10/08/2014

police

Md. Police Officers Learn Better Ways To Handle Domestic Abuse Cases

It’s one of the most dangerous calls for officers to respond to: domestic violence. Tuesday, officers from Baltimore to Virginia met to discuss how to better handle domestic abuse before it turns deadly.

10/07/2014

Towson tailgating

Towson University Scales Back Changes To Tailgating Rules

It’s been a back and forth controversy for weeks. Towson tailgating has been the talk of the campus. After making significant rules changes, the university decides to scale back.

10/04/2014

Batts

Brutality Cases Call For Federal Probe Into Baltimore Police Department

In wake of excessive force cases across Baltimore City, local officials are calling on the Department of Justice to conduct a full review of the police department.

10/03/2014

orioles game watch

Orioles Fans Pack Local Businesses To Watch The Birds Fly On Flat Screens

Orioles fever was in full swing across the town. Restaurants and bars packed it in for game two.

10/03/2014

richard welch sr

2nd Person Of Interest Named In 1975 Disappearance Of 2 Md. Sisters

There is a break in a missing persons case–two Maryland sisters who disappeared 39 years ago. What happened to Catherine and Sheila Lyon has been a mystery since 1975.

10/02/2014

34th street

Recent Crimes Could Keep 34th Street Christmas Lights Off This Year

Lights out. Hampden residents are threatening to leave their famous 34th Street Christmas lights off due to a recent string of violent crimes in the neighborhood.

10/01/2014

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