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.
A disabled woman was mauled to death by her pit bull early Saturday morning. Baltimore City Health Department officials say the dog attacked the owner and her grandson in April.
A disabled Baltimore woman is dead after being attacked by her own dog. But this isn’t the first time the dog has attacked.
What we don’t know about African-American history. Lost documents reveal a new and never told story about the rich legacy and history of America, and now, a part of that story is here in Baltimore in the form of documents, artifacts and art.
A man is in jail for scheming Baltimore restaurants out of hundreds of dollars. Baltimore City Police have dubbed him the “Dine and Dasher” and say he does the unthinkable to get out of paying his tab.
An honor student at Morgan State University filed a complaint after he says he was kept out of a national fraternity because he is gay and he has text messages he claims are between current members which prove his allegations.
R&B superstar Chris Brown finds himself in trouble with the law again, this time outside of a D.C. hotel. The Grammy Award winner is accused of punching a man in the face after a fan tried to jump in a picture with him after he told the man no.
Police are investigating a deadly scene in Anne Arundel County after they say a Baltimore City police officer shot and killed a Baltimore City firefighter and his girlfriend.
A good Samaritan was stabbed to death as he tried to break up a fight between high school students. Now his heartbroken family is speaking out.
Dr. Mark Midei has been found liable of breaching standard care.
A $150 million lawsuit against a Baltimore County hospital and one of its former doctors is now in the hands of the jury. The month-long case involves a physician once called the best heart doctor in the country.
Closing arguments are underway in the case against a former cardiologist, once known as the best heart doctor in Baltimore County. It’s a case that dates back four years, involving hundreds of patients receiving unnecessary stents.
Move over! That’s the message from Maryland State Police to motorists! Starting Monday, state troopers will be out enforcing the state’s Move Over Law.