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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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Police Identify Pregnant Woman Found Dead In Her Home; Death Ruled Homicide

Baltimore County Police have identified the pregnant woman who died in her Rosedale home Friday.

06/23/2014

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Md. Candidates Make Final Push For Governor’s Seat

Down to the wire. Maryland’s political candidates hoping to snag the governor’s seat are driving their message home, as voters get ready to cast their vote at the polls in just two days.

06/22/2014

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2nd Baltimore City Police Officer Suspended In Dog’s Slaying

New information on a dog slaying that has people across Baltimore outraged. One city police officer is charged with a felony. Now, a second officer has been pulled off the streets and placed on administrative duties.

06/19/2014

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City Police Officer Accused Of Slitting The Throat Of Dog

It’s a shocking case of animal cruelty at the hands of a Baltimore City police officer. Officials with the department say the officer assigned as an EMS responder slit the throat of a missing 7-year-old shar pei.

06/18/2014

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Anne Arundel Police Have New Tool To Reverse Heroin Overdoses

Anne Arundel County police are now armed to not only protect but to save lives. It’s called Narcan and it’s used to reverse a heroin overdose—but is it effective in the war on drugs and crime?

06/17/2014

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Friends Share Stories Of Woman Killed In Cross-Country Bike Ride

A Baltimore woman is dead after being hit and killed as she and several other bikers took part in a cross-country charity ride to bring awareness to cancer research. It happened on a rural road in Kentucky.

06/16/2014

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Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting On Beaufort

A man is dead after being shot multiple times in an intense gun battle with an on-duty officer, and police are now looking for another man in connection with the shooting.

06/15/2014

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Bergdahl’s Release Has Politicians Divided On Capitol Hill

The wait is over. After five years, Bowe Bergdahl–an American soldier held in captivity by the Taliban–is returning home to the United States. But his welcome home comes with mixed feelings.

06/12/2014

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Task Force To Provide Better Mental Health Needs In Response To Columbia Mall Shooting

It’s been almost five months since the Columbia mall shooting that resulted in the deaths of two people and the gunman. The investigation revealed the suspect did have mental health issues.

06/11/2014

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DNR Police: Bodkin Creek Kayaker Lied; He Actually Shot Himself

Police say a man lied about being shot while kayaking on Bodkin Creek in April.

06/09/2014

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Westbound I-70 Bridge Reopened After Emergency Repair Work

After being shut down for nearly 72 hours, the westbound lane of I-70 is finally back open. Crews have fixed a crack in the bridge.

06/08/2014

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Mothers Of Murdered Baltimore City Teens To March For Change

Advocating change. Mothers of Murdered Sons meets with several political figures in an effort to combat the violence against Baltimore City’s youth.

06/08/2014

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