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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RickJRitter/

Email: rritter@wjz.com

Another Victim Randomly Attacked By Group Of Teens At Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

A series of attacks at the Inner Harbor have many on edge, and the victims speaking out.

10/31/2017

Maryland Pleads For Help As Opioid-Related Deaths Surge In Wake Of Presidential Emergency Declaration

Last year two people a day died from overdosing in Baltimore City, a number that’s only expected to rise when the stats are in for the end of this year.

10/26/2017

One Of The Most Lethal Drug Trafficking Organizations Now Off Baltimore Streets

13 alleged gang members have been charged with running a large drug trafficking operation out of Baltimore beginning in 2012.

10/25/2017

AACo. Sheriff’s Stepson Linked To Opioid Abuse Charged With Threatening To Kill Him

The stepson of Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman has been charged with threatening to kill him.

10/24/2017

Report: Hate, Bias Incidents Have Surged In Maryland

Reports of hate and bias incidents have surged in Maryland, according to a new report from state police.

10/23/2017

Commissioner Davis On Police-Involved Shooting Of Robbery Suspect: ‘This Is A Dime A Dozen Scenario’

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says officer involved in fatal-shooting of an armed robbery suspect did what he was trained to do.

10/17/2017

State’s Atty: Tessier Will Not Face Murder Charge For Slain Girlfriend’s Unborn Baby

Tyler Tessier, the man charged with murdering his pregnant girlfriend in September, will not face a murder charge for the unborn child.

10/13/2017

Former Maryland School Employee Accused Of Sending Naked Photo To Student

A former employee at Dundalk High School, who was once a Baltimore County police officer, is under fire after being accused of sending naked photos to a student.

10/12/2017

Possible Return For Sports Betting At Maryland Casinos For 2018 Agenda

The issue of casino gambling could return to Maryland’s General Assembly in 2018. That’s according to our media partners at The Baltimore Sun. 

10/11/2017

Shooting At Local Walmart Leaves Shoppers In The Line Of Fire

Frightening moments in Howard County, where gunfire erupted at an Ellicott City Walmart, leaving one man injured.

10/09/2017

Volunteers Join In Civic Works Day Of Service To Improve The City

Hundreds of volunteers scattered throughout Charm City Saturday to help improve it’s image as a part of Civic Works 15th Annual Ricky Myers Day of Service.

10/07/2017

1 Killed, 6 Others Hurt In Thursday Night Shootings

A bloody night in Baltimore, as seven people are shot and one person is killed in gunfire throughout the city.

10/06/2017

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