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.
Family in mourning. A 15-year-old girl is dead after she is stabbed in her in Edgewood home. Her alleged killer is now behind bars and facing murder charges.
Police have arrested the suspect in a triple stabbing in Edgewood that left a 15-year-old girl dead.
A young woman is reunited with her family Thursday morning, days after a violent abduction began on the streets of Philadelphia and ended in Maryland. Now her alleged abductor has been linked to another kidnapping in Virginia.
A three-year-old was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and another child pulled the trigger.
High winds fuel several fires across Baltimore City. In the past 24 hours, firefighters have been hard at work dousing flames that continued to build because of high winds. Monday morning, two boats at the marina caught fire and sank just hours after a warehouse went up in smoke.
It was an electric crowd of Larry Hogan supporters rallying in Baltimore. As the race for governor winds down, the Republican candidate is being backed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who made a stop in Charm City to show his support.
It’s the day before thousands of kids across the city take to the streets Halloween night in search of candy, but before they do Baltimore City police are making sure they are safe from sex offenders.
Offensive, racist, sexist. Those are just some of the words used to describe a costume some are dressing up in for Halloween.
The Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety Committee is hosting a public hearing Tuesday on legislation that would require city police to wear body cameras.
A number of new developments in the ongoing concerns over Ebola.
Dozens of people rallied in front of City Hall to protest incidents of police brutality. Among the crowd were mothers and family members who have lost loved ones at the hands of police.
Three Anne Arundel Co. employees have been disciplined after one made a noose with a rope and then the others joked about it.