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Rochelle Ritchie

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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.

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Baltimore And CSX To Split Landslide Repair Costs

Splitting the bill! City officials and representatives have agreed to split the $15 million construction costs to rebuild 26th Street after a major collapse back in April displaced residents for weeks and swallowed cars onto the CSX tracks.

08/12/2014

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24 Rescued After Six Flags Roller Coaster Gets Stuck

Turn of terror. Passengers on board a roller coaster were trapped for hours after the ride got stuck nearly 100 feet in the air.

08/11/2014

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24 Passengers Rescued After Six Flags Roller Coaster Stuck For Hours

Tense moments at Six Flags after a high-speed roller coaster suddenly comes to an abrupt stop, trapping dozens of people for hours.

08/10/2014

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ACLU Questions City’s New Youth Curfew Law

Curfew controversy. The ACLU is raising concerns as the new curfew law in Baltimore City gets ready to go into effect.

08/07/2014

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Family Of Man Who Killed Himself In Police Custody Speaks Out

Many questions remain after Baltimore City police say a wanted criminal shot himself while in their custody. The suspect’s family is speaking out.

08/06/2014

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Still No Arrest Made In Murder Of Three-Year-Old Baltimore Girl

It’s been three days since a little girl was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting and still no arrests in the case. Three-year-old Mckenzie Elliott was shot and killed while playing on the porch of a next door neighbor. Now residents are wondering if it could happen again—and when.

08/04/2014

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Community Calling For More Action To Bring Toddler’s Killer To Justice

Baltimore City Police continue to search for the person responsible for killing a three-year-old little girl playing on her porch.

08/03/2014

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Witness: Boyfriend Seen Dragging Missing Dundalk Woman’s Body Down Steps

There are new details about the murder of a missing Dundalk woman. Baltimore County Police say it was at the hands of her boyfriend, who now sits behind bars and is charged with first-degree murder.

07/31/2014

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Charges Authorized Against Browns Fan Who Urinated On Art Modell’s Grave

Baltimore County authorities will charge a man they say urinated on the grave of former Ravens owner Art Modell.

07/29/2014

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Boyfriend Of Missing North Point Woman Arrested On Weapons Violation

Baltimore County police have arrested the boyfriend of a missing woman. Though they say his arrest is unrelated to her disappearance, they are interested in speaking with him about the case.

07/28/2014

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All Lanes On Russell Street Back Open After Weeks Of Construction

It’s welcome news for drivers as all lanes on Russell Street are back open after weeks of construction.

07/27/2014

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BGF Leader Sentenced To 10 Years In Baltimore Jail Racketeering

Sentencing for members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang continues at the federal courthouse.

07/24/2014

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