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

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