Rochelle Ritchie joined WJZ Eyewitness News in June 2012.
Prior to WJZ, Rochelle worked as a reporter at WPTV News Channel Five in West Palm Beach, Fla., shooting, writing and editing her own material. Rochelle says the highlight of her career at WPTV was when she received national recognition for doing an inspiring story about black women deciding to wear their hair natural. Rochelle took the brave step of going natural, cutting off her relaxed hair on television. Rochelle and her story were featured in Essence Magazine, USA Today and on national radio programs NPR and “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” She continues to receive recognition for that story.
Rochelle began her career in Lawton, Okla., reporting for KSWO-TV. She then moved to the Northwest and reported for KREM 2 News in Spokane, Wash.
Rochelle is a 2004 graduate of Western Kentucky University and spent a summer abroad studying in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Hungary and Russia.
Over her career she has been privileged to interview such people as Donald Trump, Don King and First Lady Michelle Obama, among many others.
Rochelle is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Born in Chicago, Rochelle considers Lexington, Ky. her second home and is a true University of Kentucky Wildcat fan. When she is not working, Rochelle enjoys a good book, a little shopping, relaxing and chocolate chip cookies.
Rochelle is very fond of crab and the color purple, so she’ll fit right in in Baltimore!
Rochelle loves hearing from her viewers so she wants to hear from you, whether it’s to say hello or tell your story!
You can follow Rochelle on Twitter @rochelleritchie.
Youtube fights are all too common these days but now one Baltimore County student is in trouble with the law after an assault was videotaped near Woodlawn High School.
Helping a friend. A Baltimore County woman who lost her leg after the Boston Marathon bombing is getting some much needed financial help for the mounting medical bills.
An elderly woman is facing charges after driving in the opposite direction on Route 50 and causing a major accident. Three people are still recovering at Shock Trauma.
Thousands of dollars worth of high-priced jewelry is now in the hands of robbers after a smash-and-grab job at a Cartier jewelry store. Montgomery County police are now looking for the suspects.
The University of Maryland Medical Center’s trauma center celebrated a gift that transformed the lives of six people and made possible the most extensive full-face transplant yet.
The University of Maryland Medical Center’s trauma center on Saturday celebrated a gift that transformed the lives of six people and made possible the most extensive full-face transplant yet.
The NFL Draft is underway and Ravens fans are eager to watch who will be a part of the championship team. M&T Bank Stadium opened its gates to welcome the fans to celebrate the up-and-coming season.
Big changes at the Baltimore City Detention Center, just days after the Feds discover sex, drugs and a lucrative business thriving inside the jail walls run by a notorious gang.
We are learning more about the ongoing investigation into how jail guards became part of the biggest smuggling scheme in Baltimore City history. An inmate is the alleged ringleader of it all and got four women pregnant while he was behind bars.
Jailhouse Soap Opera: 13 Female Guards Indicted For Smuggling Drugs & Phones; 4 Impregnated By Same Inmate
It was a brazen scheme to smuggle drugs and cell phones into Baltimore jails. More than two dozen people face federal charges, including corrections officers—some of whom got pregnant by the same inmate.
It’s been 24 hours since federal agents took 19-year-old Dhzokar Tsarnaev–one of the suspects in the Boston bombing into custody. Family members of the suspected terrorists remains in disbelief, and some are in denial.
Hundreds continue to recover from serious injuries after being hurt in the Boston Marathon bombing. From amputated limbs to severe burns, dozens of surgeries are underway to help victims recover.
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