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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Portion Of Ellicott City Main Street To Reopen This Week

Beginning Wednesday, a portion of the western end of Ellicott City’s Main Street will be reopened, officials announced Tuesday.


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Officials Hope To Re-Open Ellicott City To Pedestrians By Mid-September

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Ryan Lochte, Teammates Apologize For Incident In Rio

From embarrassing headlines to an apology, U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte says he’s sorry for what he did in Rio.


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FCC Complaint: Baltimore Police Phone Trackers Disrupt Calls

Civil rights groups filed a federal complaint against the Baltimore Police Department’s use of a technology that mimics cell towers.


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Officials: 10 Boating Deaths Recorded in Md.; Victims Not Using Life Jackets

Two people are killed in two separate boating accidents over the weekend, bringing the total number deaths to 10 for the year.



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Authorities expect the death toll to rise following an explosion and gas-fueled fire that rocked a Silver Spring apartment complex, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more.

CBS Baltimore–08/12/2016


Official: 911 Call Reported Smell Of Gas Weeks Before Explosion

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CBS Baltimore–08/11/2016

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Police: ‘Patience’ Needed Amid Randallstown Shooting Investigation

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CBS Baltimore–08/05/2016


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