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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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09/15/2017

Maryland Volunteers Continue Heading Down To Help After Irma

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09/12/2017

Local Units Mobilize To Help Caribbean Islands Affected By Irma

Local aid is being mobilized to Caribbean Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

09/08/2017

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09/07/2017

Lewis: Ravens Didn’t Sign Kaepernick Because Of Girlfriend’s Tweet

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09/06/2017

Police Offer Reward For Information About Murder Of Fmr. UMD Coach’s Son

Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the fatal shooting of the son of former Maryland coach Mike Locksley.

09/05/2017

Police Departments Team Up To Crack Down On Illegal ATV & Dirt Bike Riders

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09/04/2017

Md. AmeriCorps Volunteers Sent On 21-Day Deployment To Houston

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09/01/2017

Md. University Comes Together For Slain College Student; Possible Hate Crime

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08/30/2017

Police Searching For Gunman Responsible For Shooting Several Cars, Including Cop Cruiser

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