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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Study: Summer Months Spark Increase In Fatal Accidents Involving Teens

Summer danger. We’re in the middle of what AAA Mid-Atlantic calls the “100 Deadliest Days…” a stretch between Memorial Day and Labor Day that sparks an increase in fatal accidents involving teenage drivers.

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First Responders Recount Dramatic Rescue After Boat Capsizes In Whitehall Bay

Lucky to be alive. It was quite a scare for a group of boaters involved in an accident near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

05/26/2015

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Police Release 4 Detained In Connection With Mansion Murders

Horrifying murders–new developments in the slayings of a wealthy D.C. family.

05/25/2015

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At Least 1 Dead In West Baltimore House Fire

It happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2300 block of Druid Hill Avenue.

05/23/2015

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Holiday Weekend Violence Leaves 5 Dead In Baltimore

A surge of violence overnight in Baltimore. Police confirm ten people shot — three fatally.

05/23/2015

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Police: 10-Year-Old Stabbed, Torched In DC Mansion

New details in the horrifying mansion murder that left a family and their housekeeper dead. The man suspected of torching their home is now in police custody, but investigators don’t believe he’s the only suspect.

05/22/2015

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6 Officers Indicted In Freddie Gray’s Death

New charges against the six officers accused in Freddie Gray’s death. The case sparked protests, riots and destructive looting in Baltimore.

05/21/2015

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CareFirst Website Hacked; 1.1 Million Affected

Cyber attack! A major healthcare insurer was hacked, putting customers’ personal information at risk. Now CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield members are bracing for the worst.

05/20/2015

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Growing Concern In Dundalk Community After Man Beaten By Group Of Teens

Vicious attack. Growing concern in one Dundalk community after a 61-year-old man is beaten by a group of teens. Now residents are demanding answers.

05/19/2015

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4 Families Displaced After 2-Alarm Highlandtown Fire

We’re following breaking news in Highlandtown, where a fire has broken out—with reports of people trapped.

05/19/2015

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Officer Caught Beating Suspect On Video Gets 6-Month Sentence

From protecting our streets to behind bars, a Baltimore City police officer is sentenced to six months in jail. This, after he’s caught on camera punching a man at a bus stop.

05/15/2015

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3 Victims With Md. Ties Among Those Killed In Amtrak Derailment

Three of the eight victims who died in the Amtrak train derailment have ties to Maryland.

05/14/2015

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