Devin Bartolotta

devin Devin BartolottaDevin Bartolotta joined the WJZ news team in July of 2016 as a general assignment reporter.

She comes to Baltimore after three years reporting, anchoring, and producing at KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota.

Devin is a three-time EMMY Award winner and has been honored by both the Minnesota Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

Devin’s passion for reporting started in elementary school. Her first interviews were conducted over chocolate milk at her Great Aunt Catherine’s kitchen table, recorded on a Playskool cassette tape recorder.

A graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Devin spent time as an intern at WABC-TV’s Investigative Unit in New York City and at WTAE-TV in her hometown of Pittsburgh.

In her free time, Devin enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring new cities. If you have a favorite outdoor spot to share or want to say hello, you can reach her on Twitter or Facebook or send her an email at DBartolotta@wjz.com.

University Of Maryland ‘Accepts Responsibility’ For Death Of Jordan McNair

Maryland has acknowledged that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.

08/14/2018

Credibility Called Into Question Of ESPN Article On ‘Toxic Culture’ At UMD Football

The drama surrounding the University of Maryland football program intensified Monday as a coach from South Carolina questioned the credibility of an ESPN article.

08/13/2018

McNair Lawyer Calls For UMD Coach DJ Durkin To Be Fired

The attorney for the family of the University of Maryland offensive lineman who died after a strenuous offseason workout is calling for Terrapins football coach DJ Durkin to be fired.

08/12/2018

Ravens Fans Flock To Stadium Ahead Of Kickoff To Preseason

Ravens fans welcomed football back to Baltimore Thursday ahead of the first preseason home game. 

08/09/2018

Maryland DNR Firefighters Answer Call For Backup In Wildfires

Stretched thin and facing increasing danger, firefighters in 14 western states are fighting more than 100 wildfires. They are now calling in more help from fire crews in states including Maryland.

08/08/2018

2 Dead At Maryland County Fair Due To Suspected Overdose

Police are investigating the suspected overdose deaths of two employees at a Maryland county fair.

08/07/2018

‘It’s A Disgrace!’: Ray Lewis’ HOF Bust Criticized By Ravens Flock

Ray Lewis’ Hall of Fame bust is turning heads in Baltimore, including among football fans who say the sculptor completely missed the mark.

08/06/2018

Elderly Man Struck, Killed By Baltimore Co. Police Cruiser

A 71-year-old man was hit and killed by a Baltimore County Police car overnight as the officer was responding to a call, officials say.

08/05/2018

Former Anne Arundel Co. Schools Employee Suing For Racial Discrimination

“A spirit of racism in Anne Arundel County” are bold claims from the NAACP and Council on American-Islamic Relations Wednesday.

08/01/2018

After Months Of Major Cleanup, Ellicott City Business Owners Seek Cash Flow

After two months of cleanup, Ellicott City flood victims are entering the next phase of recovery- disaster loans. 

07/31/2018

Local Woman Pleading For Public’s Help To Solve Husband’s Murder

A Baltimore County woman is begging for answers after a violent shooting that killed her husband last week.

07/30/2018

Viewings Held For Girl, Grandmother Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

A 5-year-old girl and her grandmother were remembered Sunday, nearly one week after they were hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver in Baltimore County. 

07/29/2018

Funeral Held For 7-Year-Old Shooting Victim Taylor Hayes

7-year-old Taylor Hayes was laid to rest at Empowerment Temple in northwest Baltimore Saturday. Surrounded by friends, family and strangers, all feeling the pain of her murder.

07/28/2018

Investigation Continues Into Fire That Killed Howard Co. Firefighter

An investigation continues into the cause of the fire at a Clarksville home where a veteran firefighter lost his life Monday.

07/24/2018

Maryland Casinos Hit Jackpot, Win Gamble On Growth

Casinos in Maryland are gambling on growth – and winning. The boom is paying off in more ways than one.

07/21/2018

Police: Man Drags Dog Behind Car To Discipline It For Running Away

A Linthicum Heights man was arrested  for animal abuse after he allegedly dragged his dog behind his car Saturday night.

07/18/2018

UMD Football Player’s Death Caused By Heatstroke

The cause of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair was kept private until Monday. He was killed by a heatstroke.

07/17/2018

YouthWorks Keeps Young People Working Throughout The Summer

Just one week before the first cycle of YouthWorks employees clock out for the summer, Mayor Catherine Pugh is checking in. She’s sitting down with a few of the Baltimore convention center’s youngest employees

07/16/2018

Hogan: Voter Data Not Breached Despite Russian Investor’s Ties To Md. Election Software

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reassured voters Sunday that their data is secure.

07/15/2018

BWI Airport Hoping Maryland Will Help Fund Expansion Proposal

BWI Airport has more plans for expansion in the works, and it may be good news for those who often fly Southwest Airlines.

07/14/2018

Prosecution: Teens Intended To Use Stolen Jeep Used To Ram Police Car ‘As A Weapon’

Two teenagers charged with ramming a police car in a stolen car in Dundalk made an appearance in court Wednesday afternoon. 

07/11/2018

2 Teens Charged, 4 At Large, After Police Car Rammed With Stolen Jeep

Two teens, including a 16-year-old driver, were charged for allegedly ramming a Baltimore County Police cruiser Monday night with a stolen Jeep.

07/10/2018

Teen Suspects In Custody After Police Say They Rammed Cruiser With Stolen Jeep

Several teens were taken into custody Monday night in Dundalk after they allegedly rammed a Baltimore County Police cruiser with a stolen Jeep. 

07/09/2018

No Charges Filed In Crash That Killed Dad, 4 Daughters Returning From OCMD

A Delaware highway crash that killed a New Jersey man and his four daughters is still under investigation.

07/09/2018

Newsrooms Hold Moment Of Silence For Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

One week after five Capital Gazette employees were killed in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history, silence fell in Annapolis and in newsrooms across the world. 

07/05/2018

Red, White And Brutal: Marylanders Brave Heat For July 4th Celebrations

Many pushed through their Fourth of July plans under the beating summer sun.

07/04/2018

Police: Officers Who Shot Man At Clinic Showed Restraint

Baltimore’s acting police chief says officers involved in last week’s shooting of a knife-wielding man at a mental health clinic showed significant restraint.

07/03/2018

Memorials, Scholarship To Honor Victims Of Annapolis Shooting

Memorials are planned for this week to honor the victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette, an Annapolis newspaper.

07/01/2018

Volunteers Aiming For Healthy Inner Harbor Focus On Efforts Upstream

As environmental activists fight for an Inner Harbor clean enough to swim in one day, they’re taking aim at problems upstream. 

06/30/2018

National Career Academy Offering Scholars Jump Start On Future STEM Careers

The next generation of inventors is putting their ideas to the test at Morgan State University this week with a special nationwide program.

06/27/2018

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Ranked Among Top U.S. Children’s Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins Children’s Center #8 in the nation.

06/26/2018

Attendance At Orioles Games Down 26 Percent From Last Year

A losing season, and now, empty seats. The Orioles are facing a huge dip in ticket sales.

06/25/2018

Hogan Rallies For Redmer In Baltimore Co. Exec. Race

Gov. Larry Hogan attended a rally in Essex on Saturday, hoping to rally voters in the Baltimore County executive race.

06/23/2018

Suspect Identified, Charged With Kidnapping 4-Year-Old In Baltimore County

Police say Laronica Gorham, 30, is charged with kidnapping a 4-year-old from in front of his home.

06/20/2018

Maryland Fleet Week And Air Show Returns To Baltimore In October

Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show is coming back to Baltimore in October, bringing with it more than a dozen military vessels and planes.

06/19/2018

Police: 4-Year-Old Kidnapped While Playing Outside Home; Suspect In Custody

A woman is in custody after police say she snatched a 4-year-old while he was playing outside his home.

06/18/2018

Parishioners Encourage Marylanders To Vote Early

Baltimore’s faithful cast early ballots Sunday morning for Maryland’s primary election.

06/17/2018

First Responders Across Region Partake In Mass Causality Simulation Training

First responders from all over the region came together for a mass casualty simulation training exercise at Pimlico Racecourse.

06/10/2018

Baltimore Floatilla Once Again Raises Money For Cleaner Waterways

The third annual Floatilla brought out more than 300 people in kayaks and canoes to rally for cleaner waterways.

06/09/2018

Secret Service Arrests White House Contractor With Outstanding Attempted Murder Warrant

The Secret Service arrested a contractor outside the White House on Tuesday for an outstanding warrant that includes an attempted murder charge.

06/06/2018

Slain Md. Officer’s Husband’s Facebook Post Turns Into Memorable Event

Dozens of bike tires hit the road in Harford County Sunday morning to remember a fallen officer.

06/03/2018

MedStar Aiming To Improve Healthcare Safety With New Training Center In Baltimore

MedStar Health recently opened an innovative training center that helps doctors and nurses practice both new and old procedures without ever touching a patient.

06/02/2018

Flags Fly At Half Staff In Honor Of Md. Veteran Killed In Flood

Maryland flags are at half staff; flying in mourning over the National Guard post where Sergeant Eddison Hermond served until his death.

05/30/2018

Slain Baltimore Co. Officer Remembered For Saving Local Family’s Christmas

A family with a special connection to fallen Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio remembered her acts of professionalism and kindness.

05/23/2018

Synthetic Marijuana Still Causing Concerns In Maryland, Nationwide

The CDC is warning that rat poison mixed with the drugs has sent 21 Marylanders to the hospital with uncontrolled bleeding.

05/20/2018

Overnight Flooding Suspends MARC Train Service On Brunswick Line

No MARC Brunswick Line service will be available Wednesday morning. The MTA cites Tuesday night’s severe weather and damage to train tracks.

05/16/2018

Fun Turns To Terror As Carnival Ride Partially Collapses

Terrifying moments for dozens of families in Baltimore County as a carnival ride at a church fundraiser fell apart with riders on board. 

05/15/2018

Baltimore’s Little Italy Film Festival Canceled

Little Italy’s Open Air Film Fest has been canceled for 2018. The festival has happened every year since 1999 and is a Baltimore tradition.

05/14/2018

No Lives Lost During Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend

It’s been three days since a life was taken in Baltimore.

05/13/2018

Horseshoe Casino Gives West Baltimore School A Face-lift

Some preschoolers in West Baltimore will return to a brighter, “blue-er” classroom on Monday morning.

05/12/2018

Md. Librarian Saves Man Who Overdoses In Bathroom

A librarian in Anne Arundel County is highlighting the importance of Narcan training as the intensifying opioid crisis came to the doorstep of the Glen Burnie Library.

05/08/2018

City Says Baltimore Food Scene Growing Despite Closures

Baltimore City restaurants are under pressure as dozens have shut their doors in recent months, but the city insists the food scene downtown is growing.

05/07/2018

Baltimore City College High School Student Killed In Saturday Night Shooting

Police are searching for suspects after a shooting in southeast Baltimore left a teenage boy dead and another injured.

05/06/2018

College Student Hailed As Hero After Saving 80-Year-Old Woman From Burning Home

A Maryland college student is being hailed as a hero after saving a woman from her burning home in Anne Arundel County Wednesday.

05/03/2018

‘An American in Paris’ Coming To Hippodrome In Baltimore

The Hippodrome Theatre is welcoming “An American in Paris” to Baltimore for a limited time.

05/02/2018

Newly-Added 4th Lane Of Route 50 Expected To Relieve Congestion

A fourth lane is now open to traffic on the Severn River Bridge on Route 50.

04/30/2018

Report Shows Baltimore Co. Police Can Better Deescalate Situations Involving The Mentally Ill

A new report shows Baltimore county Police could be doing more to deescalate situations dealing with mental illness.

04/29/2018

Marylanders Turn In Medications For National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day in Baltimore County brought in bags of unwanted or unused pills and prescriptions.

04/28/2018

Dr. Oz Films Bus Fire Involving Students From Maryland

The well-known television doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, was driving along the New Jersey Turnpike this weekend when he saw a bus on fire.

04/23/2018

3 People Dead In Overnight Fire At Group Home

Three people were killed in an overnight fire at an Anne Arundel County building that was being used as a group home.

04/22/2018

Light City Festival Comes To Electrifying End

Organizers estimate as many as 100,000 people visited Light City opening night, and thousands more came out for the grand finale Saturday night.

04/21/2018

Southwest Passengers At BWI On Edge After Tuesday’s Mid-Air Explosion

A flurry of anxious passengers boarded Southwest flights at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday.

04/18/2018

Officials: Record-Breaking Opening Weekend For Light City Baltimore

Light City continues Monday, after a record-shattering first weekend.

04/16/2018

3 Homicides In Less Than 24 Hours In Baltimore Neighborhood

Police are investigating three homicides that occurred within 24 hours in Baltimore’s Allendale neighborhood this weekend.

04/15/2018

Crowds Pack Inner Harbor As Baltimore Shines Bright For Light City

As the sun set on a gorgeous day in Charm City, Light City electrified, bringing the city to life with a celebration of art, sound, innovation and illumination.

04/14/2018

Final Preparations Underway As Light City Gets Ready To Light Up Charm City

Artists are putting the finishing touches on their installments as they get ready to light up the city.

04/13/2018

Officials Stress Safety As Maryland Begins Busy Construction Year

April is Work Zone Safety Awareness Month, and with hundreds of projects underway all over the state, officials hope driving this message home now sets Maryland up for a safe summer.

04/12/2018

Cancer Support Center Seeking Donations For 21st Annual 5K

A community of support for Baltimore-area cancer patients is reaching out for your help.

04/12/2018

Window To The Stars: Exhibit Set To Light Up Night At Light City

Stars and constellations usually drowned out by city lights are coming down to Earth for Light City in downtown Baltimore.

04/11/2018

Cold Temps Keep Washington’s Cherry Blossoms In Full Bloom

Washington DC’s world-famous cherry blossoms are in full bloom, lining the Tidal Basin with gorgeous color.

04/10/2018

BGE Workers Return To Md. After Helping To Restore Power In Puerto Rico

More than a dozen BGE workers are back at home Saturday after spending a month in Puerto Rico restoring power to the island.

04/07/2018

Drones To Take Flight In Light City’s 2nd Drone Prix

Dozens of drones will soon be taking flight at the Inner Harbor for Baltimore’s second Drone Prix.

04/04/2018

Interactive Installation Bringing The Power Of The Sun To Light City

Artists and engineers across Baltimore are making final preparations for their installations, including one that’s interactive.

04/02/2018

Muslims In Baltimore Rally Against Fatal Shooting Of Stephon Clark By Sacramento Police

The Muslim community rallied for justice in Baltimore in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black man in California.

04/01/2018

Cyber Attack Of Md. Insurer Could Impact Thousands Of Members

Maryland’s largest health insurer is in damage control as a cyber attack may have exposed the personal information of nearly 7,000 members.

03/31/2018

Hagerstown Becomes Latest Maryland Community To Sue Pharmaceutical Companies

Hagerstown — a community saturated with opioids but drained of resources — prepares to go head-to-head with big drug companies.

03/27/2018

Bomb-Sniffing K-9 Jumps Nose First Back Into Work After Months Of Recovery

A bomb-sniffing K-9 in Annapolis is back on the job after three months of recovering from an injury.

03/26/2018

Peace Rally Held For Md. School Shooting Victim, Community

The rain held off in southern Maryland Sunday if only to make way for tears and heartache.

03/25/2018

Baltimore’s ‘Rise Up’ Choir To Perform At March For Our Lives

A middle school choir from Baltimore is set to perform at “March For Our Lives” in Washington D.C.

03/23/2018

Baltimore Center Plans To Open Vocational School To Serve Community

A residential care center for boys with behavioral issues is now building a vocational school — hoping to give Baltimore kids a better shot at starting a career.

03/19/2018

UMBC Men’s Basketball Team Welcomed Home By Cheering Fans

The feeling on the UMBC campus was bitter sweet Monday. Despite losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament, they made history.

03/19/2018

Baltimore Church Gets Street Renamed After Pastor Who Helped Rebuild Following Fire

A church in Northwest Baltimore is now on a brand new street — but it hasn’t moved.

03/17/2018

Poll Reveals Most Teachers Oppose Being Armed With Guns In Schools

A new Gallop poll revealed that most teachers are opposed to being armed with guns in the classroom.

03/16/2018

5G Technology Invading Baltimore; Some Call It An Eyesore

An FCC commissioner was in town Thursday to talk about 5G technology.

03/15/2018

Baltimore Co. Attorneys Want New Trial, Reduction In Korryn Gaines’ Family Payout

Baltimore County attorneys are asking for a new trial and a reduction of the $38 million in damages awarded to Gaines’ family.

03/14/2018

UMBC To Face Off Against Virginia In NCAA Tournament

For the first time since 2008, University of Maryland Baltimore County is headed to the NCAA Tournament. 

03/11/2018

Johns Hopkins Students Split On University Creating Independent Police Force

Johns Hopkins University students are divided over a bill that would allow the university to create its own police force.

03/10/2018

Car Hits Elementary School, Injuring 5 Children And 1 Adult

Five children and one adult suffered non-life-threatening injuries Friday morning when a car struck an elementary school in Baltimore.

03/09/2018

Salvation Army’s First Grocery Store Opens In Baltimore

The Salvation Army’s first ever grocery store is now open in northeast Baltimore.

03/07/2018

Damage From Toppled Trees Still Felt Following Nor’easter

After nearly two days of gale-force winds toppling thousands of trees across Maryland, the rebuilding has begun in the hardest hit areas.

03/04/2018

BGE Scrambling To Restore Power To Tens Of Thousands Of Customers After Wind Storm

BGE says more than 90,000 people are still without power Saturday night — the most widespread outage in six years.

03/03/2018

Woman Arrested For Ramming White House Security Barrier Is ‘Delusional’, Family Says

The family of a Tennessee woman who has repeatedly tried to break into the White House says she suffers from mental health issues.

03/02/2018

Car Explodes In Woodlawn After Man Sprays Aerosol Deodorant, Lights Cigarette

Fire officials say a car exploded in Woodlawn Thursday morning when a man sprayed aerosol deodorant inside and then lit a cigarette.

03/01/2018

Supporters Of Md. Bill Honoring Slain Pregnant Teacher May Influence Mid-Term Elections

A bill honoring a murdered Howard County teacher and her unborn son is gaining traction among Maryland voters.

02/28/2018

Maryland Lawmakers Consider Using Ibogaine To Treat Addiction

Maryland law could soon be lighting a path toward addiction recovery.

02/27/2018

Produce Market Providing Healthy Food Options, Hope To West Baltimore Community

An oasis of healthy produce in a would-be food desert is celebrating two years of serving the West Baltimore community and making a difference through the No Boundaries Coalition. 

02/24/2018

Some Md. Educators Fire Back Against Calls To Arm Teachers

As school threats spike across Maryland, educators across the state push back against President Donald Trump’s calls to arm teachers.

02/23/2018

Cinemark Theatres Bans Big Bags

Cinemark Theatres announced they will no longer be allowing big bags into the theatre starting Thursday.

02/22/2018

Md. Bill Would Give Drug Dealers 30-Year Sentence If Minors Die From Supply

As opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland climb every day, the Maryland General Assembly is focusing its efforts on protecting kids from the drugs.

02/20/2018

Fans Flock To Maryland Theaters For Opening Day Of ‘Black Panther’

“Black Panther” has been selling out at theaters across the country, including in Maryland.

02/16/2018

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