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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Deadly hostage situation. A man is dead and his estranged wife critically hurt after a 12-hour standoff along a remote Harford County road.
Grab the lard. Monday marks the annual tradition known as the Herndon Monument Climb at the Naval Academy.
Honoring our fallen heroes. Baltimore County firefighters remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
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.
Anne Arundel County Police are on the scene of a homicide at the Medical Arts Centre of Glen Burnie.
Nigerians in our community are rallying in an effort to gain more national support to find the kidnapped school girls.
For the first time we are hearing the frantic 911 calls from the 26th Street collapse that sent cars tumbling onto the railroad and displaced dozens of families.
Baltimore City officials say they plan to release a more comprehensive report on the road collapse in Charles Village that displaced several residents and totaled a number of cars. In the meantime, construction continues as people across the city raise concern about the city’s infrastructure.