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Rick Ritter

Ritter Rick 175x131 (3) Rick Ritter joined WJZ in May 2014.

Born and raised in Philadelphia and South Jersey, Rick’s thrilled to be working in the Northeast.

Since coming to Baltimore, he’s covered some of the biggest stories throughout the city and our region, including the death of Freddie Gray, the riots and protests that followed and the trials of the officers initially charged in Gray’s death. He was also on scene for the tragic workplace shooting in Harford County and the F2 tornado that ripped through parts of the Eastern Shore. Rick has played a key role in the coverage of several sports-related stories — including the Ray Rice scandal and the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem.

Before moving to Baltimore, Rick was the chief reporter for the Collier County bureau at WBBH in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida.

Rick started his career at WMGM-TV in Atlantic City where he was a news and sports anchor/reporter.

He graduated from Widener University in Pennsylvania where 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 and friends, and uncovering everything Baltimore has to offer.

You can follow Rick on Twitter & Facebook, or e-mail him:

Twitter: @RickRitterWJZ



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Rabbi Fired From Baltimore Co. School Following Accusations Of Sex Abuse

A rabbi who taught at a Jewish school in Pikesville has been fired after accusations resurfaced that he sexually abused a group of boys.


Dumped Patient’s Lawyer: The Hospital ‘Left My Client To Die’

An attorney for a woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital wearing a patient gown says she was having a psychotic episode.


Weekend Derailment Is Latest Black Eye For DC Subway System

A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate.


State Agency Investigating Woman Left Outside Baltimore Emergency Center

A viral video that reportedly shows a woman being left outside of a Baltimore emergency center has led to an investigation by a Maryland health agency.


See Shocking Video Of Student Bullied, Beaten In School Locker Room

A 13-year-old girl was bullied and beaten inside of a local school, and the incident was caught on video.


As Cold Continues, So Do Water Main Breaks Across Baltimore

While the bitter cold has slammed the Baltimore area, it’s the aging infrastructure that’s bearing the brunt of it.


As Chesapeake Freezes, DNR Cutting Ice To Keep Smith Island From Being Stranded

Frigid temperatures are wreaking havoc on the Chesapeake Bay.


Alleged MS-13 Member Killed Days After Release From Jail

An 18-year-old alleged gang member was shot and killed on Christmas Eve, but federal officials say it could have been avoided if local authorities had followed the advice of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Baltimore Police Increasing Security Measures For New Year’s Eve

The New Year’s Eve spectacular will draw thousands to downtown Baltimore on Sunday, and police in the city are gearing up to make sure everyone stays safe.


Police Ask For Public’s Help In Identifying Suspects In Fells Point Murder

Baltimore City Police have released surveillance video of what investigators believe is a robbery that turned deadly in Fells Point earlier this week.


Viewing Held For Baltimore Mother, 2 Daughters Killed In Fire

A steady stream of mourners paid their respects Thursday at the viewing for a Northeast Baltimore woman and her two daughters who were killed in a house fire last week. 




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