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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Twitter @RickRitterWJZ.
Baltimore police come forward with new video and new information about Freddie Gray’s arrest.
Fast moving, hard hitting storms wreak havoc in our region, sending down trees and power lines.
An Anne Arundel County detention center is under fire. Four of their officers arrested, accused of running an elaborate scheme to smuggle illegal contraband into the jail.
Freddie Gray died of a massive spinal injury. Police reveal new details about his arrest in West Baltimore, but they still are not saying when or how exactly the fatal injury happened.
Police in Western Maryland are pledging to investigate a man’s death during an arrest. He died after being tased by officers, who say he had broken into a home with four young girls inside.
State highway police investigate a wild scene on Interstate 95 that looks like a bad case of road rage. Police are trying to figure out how things got so heated.
A frightening scene near College Park. A pedestrian bridge tumbles onto train tracks in Prince George’s County, leaving massive headaches for commuters.
A ten-year-old boy is hospitalized after being mauled by two dogs in Anne Arundel County. WJZ has the heart-wrenching 911 calls made just after the attack.
For the first time, the wife of an Anne Arundel County police officer shot in the line of duty speaks out, as he remains in the hospital. Now police release new information on the two suspects in custody.
Three people were found dead inside a home this afternoon in Baltimore County.
A suspect opens fire outside the U.S. Census Bureau, killing a security guard. It all unfolded in Suitland, Prince George’s County, but ended with a wild police chase in Northeast Washington, D.C.
Seven children and an adult found dead inside their Eastern Shore home.