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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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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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Displaced Residents Along 26th Street Allowed Back Into Homes After Collapse

Home sweet home. People displaced by the 26th Street collapse more than a month ago are now allowed to return. Workers built a stabilizing wall and the power is now back on.

06/05/2014

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26th Street Residents Ready To Move Back In After Collapse

They were forced from their homes when 26th Street collapsed more than a month ago. Now people in that Charles Village neighborhood are getting ready to move back in.

06/04/2014

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Reconstruction For Collapsed 26th Street Estimated At More Than $18.5 Million

Cost of the collapse. City officials release a staggering price tag to fix 26th Street after the massive landslide last month. Now the question is: who is paying for the repairs?

05/27/2014

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Slain Md. Sailor Among Fallen Heroes Honored At Memorial Day Ceremony

A sea of American flags filled the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, where dozens of people came to pay their respect to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. From the Revolutionary War to the War in Afghanistan, all were honored.

05/26/2014

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Ray Rice’s Attorney Presents Hypothetical Scenario That Janay Threw The 1st Blow

Less than 48 hours after Ray Rice addressed the media about the infamous video tape that captured him dragging his wife off an elevator, Rice’s attorney is now speaking out about the case.

05/25/2014

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Gunman Nowhere To Be Found After 3 Shot In Curtis Bay Neighborhood

Gunfire erupts in a Curtis Bay neighborhood. Three people are shot and the suspect is nowhere to be found. Baltimore City Police are gearing up for the possibility of more violence heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

05/22/2014

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Puppies Rescued From Horrible Living Conditions In The City Battle Deadly Virus

Two dogs rescued from horrible living conditions in the basement of a city home are now battling a deadly virus. The dogs are part of one of the largest rescue operations the Maryland SPCA has seen this year.

05/21/2014

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Man Dead, Wife Injured After Overnight Standoff In Harford County

Deadly hostage situation. A man is dead and his estranged wife critically hurt after a 12-hour standoff along a remote Harford County road.

05/20/2014

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Plebes No More: USNA Midshipmen Complete Herndon Monument Climb

Grab the lard. Monday marks the annual tradition known as the Herndon Monument Climb at the Naval Academy.

05/19/2014

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Bell Tolls For Baltimore County Firefighters Lost In The Line Of Duty

Honoring our fallen heroes. Baltimore County firefighters remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

05/18/2014

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2 Break-Ins Reported At Evacuated Homes On Collapsed 26th Street

Well, if they haven’t been through enough, residents displaced because of the 26th Street collapse are now dealing with burglars. One home was ransacked and another had its window and air conditioning units damaged.

05/14/2014

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