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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Baltimore Tourism Still Hasn’t Recovered From April Riots

Not the season they hoped for. Hotels across Baltimore are experiencing a summer slump. Many operators are pointing towards the April riots as the reason.

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Photo Captures Humpback Whale In OCMD

A massive hump back whale is spotted emerging from the water in Ocean City!

07/24/2015

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3-Alarm Blaze Destroys 5 Businesses In Harpers Ferry

A major blow for one of the most historical areas across the country. A fire rips through parts of Old Town Harpers Ferry near the National Park destroying several businesses.

07/23/2015

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TSA: Traveler Attempted To Carry-On Hatchet, Smoke Grenades Through BWI Security

A traveler at BWI was stopped when authorities say a man attempted to carry on multiple prohibited items through security including a hatchet and smoke grenades.

07/22/2015

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Towson Player Wants To Return To Football After Suffering Heatstroke

Inching closer to a return. After suffering heatstroke and spending weeks in the hospital, one Towson football player hopes to beat the odds and take the field again this season—but the university doesn’t feel it’s safe.

07/21/2015

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Artscape Expected To Draw Hundreds Of Thousands To Baltimore

Friday marks day one of America’s largest free arts festival, welcoming thousands of people, which is a huge boost for our local economy.

07/17/2015

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Police: Drivers Have 48 Hrs. To Return Spilled Cash From Tunnel

Forty-eight hour deadline. Police say drivers who thought they hit the jackpot in the Harbor Tunnel Wednesday night have just days to turn themselves in, or face charges.

07/16/2015

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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing In Highway With Md. Skydivers On Board

It’s video everyone is talking about–a pilot makes an emergency landing in the middle of a highway with two Maryland skydivers on board.

07/15/2015

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Police: Guns, Drugs Seized At Anti-Violence Program’s Office

A crackdown on Baltimore’s recent surge of violence takes a wild turn with two arrests involving one of the city’s anti-violence programs.

07/14/2015

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Teen Rescued After Fall At Rocks State Park

Dramatic rescue. A 16-year-old boy took a frightening fall at Rocks State Park in Harford County. Emergency crews spent more than an hour trying to rescue him.

07/13/2015

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Maryland Delegate: State Song Has Confederate Sympathies

The Charleston massacre led to protests and debates. But after weeks of uproar, the Confederate flag is removed entirely from the South Carolina State House.

07/10/2015

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Federal Officials: Recent Data Breach Worse Than Expected

Nearly 22 million Americans hacked. The FBI now says the biggest ever government breach targeted background checks full of information from federal workers, their families and even friends.

07/09/2015

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