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 email@example.com and Twitter @RickRitterWJZ.
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.
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.
Investigators are desperate to find out who would be so heartless to rob and beat an elderly woman in her home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deadly derailment. The NTSB details what likely caused an Amtrak to derail near Philadelphia last year, killing more than a dozen people.
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.
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.
There’s more questions than answers a year after Philadelphia’s devastating Amtrak derailment. Eight people were killed, including three with Maryland ties.
A Baltimore man sentenced to life in prison for murdering a 16-year-old girl was set free Wednesday.