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 wife. 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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Maryland Officials Discuss Zika Virus Prevention

Warmer weather means more mosquitoes and the potential spread of Zika. The CDC is now revealing just how difficult it is to get a handle on the virus as Maryland takes steps to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

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Several Students Injured In Baltimore School Bus Crash

A school bus accident sent more than a dozen kids to the hospital after a car slammed into the side of it. It happened along Perring Parkway, leaving parts of the road closed during the busy rush hour.

4 hours ago

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90-Year-Old Woman Dies After Violent Baltimore Home Invasion

Investigators are desperate to find out who would be so heartless to rob and beat an elderly woman in her home.

05/25/2016

police technology, accountability

New Police Technology Meant To Hold Officers Accountable

After being highly criticized in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City police are rolling out new technology focused on holding officers accountable.

05/24/2016

officer edward nero verdict

Small Group of Protesters Present For Nero’s ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict

There was just a small group of protesters on hand for the first verdict handed down in a case of one of Freddie Gray’s arresting officers.

05/23/2016

black eyed susan day

Excitement Building Ahead Of Preakness Stakes

We’re just hours away from the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes! Excitement is building throughout the area but it’s more than just horse racing: officials are expecting a record crowd, which means big business for Baltimore.

05/20/2016

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Transgender Woman Claims Assault In Bathroom Of D.C. Giant

A transgender woman says she was assaulted when she tried to use the women’s restroom at a busy grocery store in Washington, D.C.

05/19/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13:  Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least six people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NTSB: Amtrak Engineer ‘Distracted’ In Crash That Killed 8 In Philadelphia

Deadly derailment. The NTSB details what likely caused an Amtrak to derail near Philadelphia last year, killing more than a dozen people.

05/17/2016

James Walls

39-Year-Old Mayor’s Death Stirs Up Plenty Of Questions

The city of District Heights is mourning the loss of Mayor James Walls. The 39-year-old was found dead inside his home. Days later, plenty of questions surrounding his sudden death remain unanswered.

05/16/2016

Photo credit: Howard County Police Department

Ellicott City Pair Charged With County’s Largest-Ever Marijuana Growing Operation

A major marijuana grow operation was hidden in the basement of a home in a Maryland neighborhood. Howard County police made a record-breaking bust.

05/13/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13:  Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least six people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Passengers’ Lives ‘Still Derailed’ 1 Year After Deadly Crash

There’s more questions than answers a year after Philadelphia’s devastating Amtrak derailment. Eight people were killed, including three with Maryland ties.

05/12/2016

Malcolm Bryant released from prison. (Courtesy: Towanda Luckett)

‘My Head Is Still Numb’: Baltimore Man Serving Life Sentence Set Free

A Baltimore man sentenced to life in prison for murdering a 16-year-old girl was set free Wednesday.

05/11/2016

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