Kimberly Eiten

kimberlyKimberly Eiten joined WJZ in March 2017.

She comes to the Baltimore from sunny Orlando, Florida, where she worked as a reporter for WFTV.

During her time there, Kimberly covered the murder of The Voice star Christina Grimmie, the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub, and a deadly alligator attack on a toddler at Disney World.

She’s also worked as a reporter at KPTV in Portland, Oregon, and reporter and anchor at KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In her spare time, she likes to try new recipes, cheer on the Cornhuskers and explore Maryland with her dog, Peter Jennings.

You can reach her on Twitter or Facebook or send her an email at KEiten@wjz.com.

Cover-Up Of Sex Abuse By Catholic Priests Linked To Baltimore Church Leader

The archbishop of Baltimore is promising action Wednesday, one day after a grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania uncovered hundreds of priests linked to sex abuse cases.

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Toppling Trees Threaten To Cause Costly Damages After Storms

Under sunny skies, sidewalks are still littered and cars are trapped 24 hours after storms swept over the state.

08/14/2018

4 Baltimore Teens Arrested For ‘Violent’ Carjacking Ring

Four Baltimore teens have been indicted on charges that they took part in a “violent, organized” carjacking ring in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

08/13/2018

‘It’s A Violent Crime’: Md. Cracking Down On Sex Trafficking

Maryland’s top office is cracking down on sex traffickers who make their money along the I-95 corridor.

08/09/2018

Police: Pot, Gun Found In Car Of Man Awaiting Driving Test

One man found out you don’t just have to follow traffic laws to pass a driver’s test — you have to follow criminal laws as well.

08/08/2018

Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test Arrested For Gun, $15K, Drugs In Mom’s Car

A man didn’t get his shot to take his driver’s test Monday afternoon after he was arrested for having a gun, cash and drugs inside his mother’s car.

08/07/2018

Unlicensed Driver Charged In Fatal Crash During Police Chase

Police identify the suspect, 26, and victim, 58, in a deadly car crash. The suspect was allegedly fleeing police in a stolen vehicle.

08/07/2018

Police ID Driver Involved In Hit-And-Run That Seriously Injured 3-Year-Old Girl

Police have identified the man accused of fleeing the scene after hitting a 3-year-old girl with his vehicle in Middle River Sunday night.

08/06/2018

Baltimore Family Suing City For $25 Million Claims Corrupt Police Led To Father’s Death

A new lawsuit alleges members of the disgraced and now dismantled Baltimore PD Gun Trace Task Force were responsible for the death of a Baltimore man.

08/03/2018

‘Warrior Woman’ Mom Bitten, Shot While Fighting Off Burglary Suspect

A Catonsville woman is in surgery at Shock Trauma after being bitten and shot when she confronted a burglary suspect.

08/02/2018

Woman Shot During Burglary In Catonsville

Baltimore County Police are on the scene of a shooting in Catonsville Wednesday night.

08/01/2018

Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Baltimore Airport

A Southwest Airlines flight with 135 people aboard had to make an emergency landing at Baltimore’s international airport.

08/01/2018

Man Convicted Of Killing Teens In 2017 Sentenced To Life In Prison

A man found guilty in the June 2017 murders of two Montgomery County high school students was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday afternoon.

07/31/2018

Police ID Officer Who Shot, Wounded Man Brandishing Comb

Maryland police have released the name of the officer who shot and wounded a man brandishing a comb initially reported to be a weapon.

07/30/2018

More Gates Opened On Conowingo Dam, Port Deposit Issues Voluntary Evacuation

Nearly two dozen cresting gates have been opened on the Conowingo Dam, and officials said more will be opened Thursday night to help relieve pressure from the swollen Susquehanna River.

07/26/2018

Nearly 20 People Rescued From Standing Water In Anne Arundel Co.

Rescuers have had to pull more than a dozen people out of the water in Anne Arundel County where there have been washed out roads and overflowing rivers.

07/24/2018

Community Gathers Together For 7-Year-Old’s Vigil

The sky above southwest Baltimore was speckled with purple balloons Friday night as community members gathered to mourn 7-year-old Taylor Hayes.

07/20/2018

Family Of UMD Player Who Died From Heatstroke Look For Answers

 A college football player’s family plans to go to court to get answers on what led to the teenager’s death.

07/19/2018

3 Flown To Baltimore Hospitals After Explosion At Army Depot

A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured four workers, three of them seriously, officials said.

07/19/2018

Baltimore Traffic Troubles: Quick Fix To Ease Commute Backfires, Has Drivers Seeing Red

In April, city leaders asked the city’s Department of Transportation to sync the traffic signals. The goal was to keep drivers with one foot on the gas pedal, especially during rush hours, when cars can only creep through downtown. But, it hasn’t happened. 

07/18/2018

Former Senator Nathaniel Oaks Sentenced To 3.5 Years In Prison, $30K Fine

Former Senator Nathaniel Oaks, 71, has been sentenced 3-and-a-half years in prison with a $30,000 fine.

07/17/2018

Baltimore County Executive Candidates Look To November

Nearly three weeks after 87,000 Baltimore County voters went to the polls and picked their candidate for county executive, it’s official.

07/16/2018

Fmr. University Of Maryland Basketball Player Appears In Court On Rape Charge

Former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd appeared in court Thursday morning.

07/12/2018

Baltimore County School Board Discusses Students Kneeling During Anthem

Kneeling during the national anthem in schools was a topic discussed at the Baltimore County School Board meeting Tuesday night.

07/11/2018

Memorial Service Held For Capital Gazette Victim John McNamara

A memorial for Capital Gazette shooting victim John McNamara will be held Tuesday.

07/10/2018

Challengers Could Ask For Recount In Baltimore County Executive Primary

The Democratic challenger for the top office in Baltimore County may not be decided yet despite an announcement Friday.

07/09/2018

Family Members Remember Capital Gazette Attack Victims

Less than 72 hours after deadly gunfire erupted inside the Capital Gazette, family members shared memories of the victims.

06/30/2018

80,000 Marylanders Impacted By Voter Registration Error

A technology glitch could make extra work for 80,000 Maryland voters this election day.

06/25/2018

Woman Found Dead On Baltimore School Bleachers Remembered As An ‘Angel’

Hundreds of people gathered inside a church Saturday to say goodbye to a young murder victim who police say was left to die on a set of school bleachers in Baltimore.

06/23/2018

Ellicott City’s Main Street Reopens Following 2nd Deadly Flood In 2 Years

In a race to recover from devastating flooding, much of Ellicott City’s Main Street opened to the public Tuesday, just three weeks after water poured down, killing one man and washing away businesses.

06/19/2018

Md. Officials Conduct Aggressive Inspections On Fair, Theme Park Rides For Summer Season

It’s that time of year where thousands of Marylanders will take a ride, be it at a county fair or a theme park. State inspectors say no matter which you choose, they are working to keep thrill seekers safe.

06/18/2018

Several Ellicott City Businesses Reopen 3 Weeks After Destructive Flooding

Some restaurants and shops are starting to reopen to the public after a deadly rush of water poured into Ellicott City nearly three weeks ago.

06/16/2018

Race For Maryland Governor Ramps Up As We Head Into Primary Election

As the votes slowly start to trickle in before the polls fully open later this month, the race for Maryland governor ramps up.

06/14/2018

Baltimore Boy Critically Injured In Reported Hit-And-Run

A 10-year-old boy who was left bleeding in the street is now fighting for his life after his a woman says a driver ran over her son and kept going. 

06/13/2018

Police: Officer Seen In Viral Video Did Not Violate Any Departmental Rules

Cell phone video of a heated exchange between a Baltimore County officer and a young man has gone viral.

06/12/2018

To Rebuild Or Close Up Shop? The Harsh Reality Those In Ellicott City Are Facing

It’s a race to rebuild in Ellicott City just more than two weeks since flash flooding destroyed homes and businesses.

06/11/2018

Gov. Larry Hogan Kicks Off Reelection Campaign Weeks Before Primaries

Gov. Larry Hogan kicked off his campaign for reelection Saturday, with less than three weeks before Marylanders go to the polls for the primaries.

06/09/2018

National Guardsman Killed In Ellicott City Flood Laid To Rest

A veteran and National Guardsman was laid to rest Thursday after being swept away by the floodwaters in Ellicott City while trying to save a woman.

06/07/2018

Ellicott City Clean-Up Efforts Continue For Residents, Business Owners

It has been 11 days since water tore through Ellicott City, destroying homes and business – and clean-up is far from over.

06/06/2018

Crews Continue Hours-Long Recovery Of Construction Worker Trapped In Baltimore Trench

First responders are continuing the attempt to recover a construction worker who is trapped in a trench in Clifton Park.

06/05/2018

Lawyers: Dawnta Harris ‘Panicked,’ ‘Did Not Intend’ To Kill Amy Caprio

Lawyers for the one of the teens accused of killing Baltimore County officer Amy Caprio said he panicked and did not intentionally kill the officer.

05/24/2018

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Appears In Court, No Longer Allowed To Carry

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa appeared in court Monday for nine minutes to face a federal judge for the charges against him for failing to file his taxes for three years. 

05/21/2018

Man Sentenced For Killing Loyola University Student, 3 Others

Less than one year ago, he committed four cold-blooded killings. Now, a Pennsylvania man will spend his life behind bars.

05/17/2018

Baltimore Using Predictive Policing Technology That Has Found Success In Chicago

Baltimore Police is modeling it’s new predictive policing technology after systems used in Chicago.

05/16/2018

Report: Maryland Horse Industry Has Economic Impact Of $1.3B

New numbers show Maryland’s horse industry is making a huge impact outside the gates of Pimlico.

05/15/2018

‘Shocked and Saddened’: Political Leaders React To Death Of Md. Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Kamenetz

Officials across Maryland reacted to the news of Baltimore County executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz’s death.

05/10/2018

Baltimore SHARP Program Is One Solution To Opioid Epidemic

In the streets of Charm City and across America, the opioid epidemic has a grip like never before.

05/09/2018

Protesters Question Sudden Closure Of MedStar Franklin Square’s Pediatric Unit

The doors are closed, and hospital staff and families in Baltimore County are looking for answers. They say the pediatric unit at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center shut down suddenly.

05/08/2018

Man Set To Receive Largest Wrongful Conviction Settlement In Md. History

A man wrongfully convicted of killing a woman in her southeast Baltimore home is set to receive a multi-million dollar settlement.

05/02/2018

‘Serial’ Murder Victim’s Friend Says Adnan Syed’s Alibi ‘Unreliable’

The best friend of “Serial” podcast murder victim Hae Min Lee says Adnan Syed’s alibi witness Asia McClain is “unreliable” and in it for the fame.

04/27/2018

BWI’s Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Expected To Be Busy For Record-Breaking Summer

With a record-breaking number of people expected to fly this summer, security is on high at Baltimore Washington International Airport. Layers of protection work together, including a team of trained dogs that search the terminal for explosives.

04/25/2018

Injured Afghanistan Vet Receives 1st Total Penis, Scrotum Transplant

The Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.

04/24/2018

Baltimore City Council Votes To Sync Traffic Lights In Response To Fines For Blocking Intersections

Baltimore city leaders voted Monday night to sync traffic lights within the the next few weeks.

04/23/2018

Police: Teens Attack, Carjack Pregnant Teacher Outside Local School

Police are searching for four teenage girls who attacked and carjacked a pregnant teacher outside a Baltimore County school Friday afternoon.

04/20/2018

Students Protest At Dunbar High School Over Treatment Of Teachers

Students abandoned their desks Thursday morning, and walked out of Dunbar High School to protest the treatment of a few of their teachers.

04/19/2018

Phone App Created In Md. Tracking Opioid Overdoses

As opioid-related deaths skyrocket across the country, local police and public health officials are fighting the epidemic from their cellphones.

04/17/2018

What Started As Murder Investigation, Ends With Takedown Of Deadly Drug Ring

Police announced nearly a dozen arrests for hundreds of combined crimes. Police say they were searching for a killer, and in the process, took down an entire drug ring.

04/16/2018

Hearing Held On Baltimore Police Progress Under Consent Decree

Baltimore City leaders appeared in court Friday to explain what policies and practices have changed in the past year, and what still needs to be fixed.

04/13/2018

Baltimore Restaurants Bring Their Best For Light City 2018

It’s a race against the clock with the kick off of Light City 2018 just days away.

04/10/2018

8 Teens Charged After Staffers Assaulted At Juvenile Detention Facility

Eight teenagers have been charged in connection with a disturbance at a juvenile detention facility in western Maryland in which eight staffers were assaulted by inmates.

04/09/2018

Police Respond To Disturbance At Juvenile Detention Facility

Charges are pending after a disturbance at a juvenile detention facility in western Maryland in which at least three staffers were assaulted by inmates, authorities said Sunday.

04/08/2018

Backpage.com Seized By Feds Amid Crackdown On Internet Sex Trafficking

Backpage.com, the most popular website to buy and sell sex, has been shut down as the federal government crackdowns on internet sex trafficking.

04/06/2018

Maryland Investigating 1st Reported Case of Bleeding Caused By Fake Weed

Maryland health officials are investigating the state’s first case of bleeding caused by synthetic cannabinoids, also known as spice, K2, or fake weed.

04/05/2018

Md. Lawmakers Race To Push School Safety Bills

Maryland lawmakers are in a time crunch to pass a proposed measure to put an armed officer in every public school in the state as the end of the legislative session looms. 

04/02/2018

Attorneys: State Failed To Prove Phylicia Barnes Was Murdered

Halfway through Michael Johnson’s third murder trial, his attorneys are trying to force a final ruling.

03/29/2018

Couple Charged With Animal Cruelty After Dog Had To Be Euthanized

Police say they’ve saved seven dogs from a deadly and illegal dog kennel in Anne Arundel County, but one dog had to be put down.

03/28/2018

Attorney: Leader Of Corrupt BPD Task Force & Sean Suiter Investigated Phylicia Barnes Murder Case

Attorneys revealed that the disgraced leader of the Baltimore Police Department Gun Trace Task Force and Detective Sean Suiter both had a hand in investigating this case.

03/27/2018

Father Of Murdered Teen Takes Stand, Faces Man Accused Of Killing His Daughter

The father of a murdered teenager testified Monday in the third trial for the man accused of killing his daughter.

03/26/2018

Cell Phone Mapping Used In Phylicia Barnes Murder Trial

Prosecutors spent Friday attempting to recreate an accused killer’s movements using cell phone towers to build their case against Michael Johnson.

03/23/2018

Baltimore Co. Man Charged With Animal Abuse After Dog Dies Of Hypothermia

The owner of a dog that died in Baltimore County after allegedly being left out in the cold has been charged with animal abuse, our media partner The Baltimore Sun reports.

03/19/2018

Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner Testify As Phylicia Barnes Trial Continue

Thursday, a forensic pathologist and the medical examiner who both examined Phylicia Barnes’ body, testified.

03/15/2018

Suspect’s Recorded Interviews With Police Played As 3rd Phylicia Barnes Murder Trial Enters 7th Day

Michael Johnson has not taken the stand, but Wednesday, Phylicia Barnes’ accused killer’s recorded interviews with police played in court.

03/14/2018

Neighbor Of Phylicia Barnes Murder Suspect Says He Saw Johnson Struggling With Large Tub

A neighbor of Michael Johnson, suspect in Phylicia Barnes’ death, says he saw Johnson struggling with a large tub the day Barnes went missing.

03/13/2018

Baltimore Mayor Touts Dropping Violence In ‘State Of The City’ Speech

Baltimore’s mayor touted dropping violence rates during her second “State of the City” address on Monday.

03/12/2018

Will Florida’s New Gun Restrictions Impact Laws In Maryland?

New gun restrictions in Florida raise questions of a possible domino effect with other states, including Maryland, following suit.

03/09/2018

Sister Of Murdered Girl: Suspect Said He Was The Last Person To See Her

Eight-year-old testimony resurfaced Thursday during day four of the third trial for the murder of Phylicia Barnes.

03/08/2018

Opening Arguments Begin In Third Trial Of Phylicia Barnes Murder

Wednesday was the third day for the trial involving Michael Johnson, who has been accused for the third time for the murder of Phylicia Barnes.

03/07/2018

Third Trial In Phylicia Barnes Murder Case Revisits Old Evidence

Tuesday was day two of an accused killer’s third trial on the same murder charge.

03/06/2018

Third Trial In Phylicia Barnes Murder Case Set To Begin Monday

The third trial for the man accused of killing a North Carolina teen who was visiting Baltimore in December 2010 is set to begin Monday.

03/05/2018

Loved Ones Say Goodbye To Md. Football Player Killed Shielding Girlfriend In Shooting

Three months after someone opened fire inside a New Year’s Eve party, family and friends said goodbye to a college athlete injured in the shooting.

03/02/2018

Behind The Scenes Look At Art Installation For Light City 2018

You know Light City is coming to light up the night, but it’s also going underwater.

02/28/2018

Md. Students Prepare For National Walkout Over Gun Control

Maryland students plan to join a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence, inspired by survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting.

02/27/2018

Police: Baltimore Man Said He Was Going To Shoot Police Officers

A 21-year-old Baltimore man is behind bars after police say he threatened to shoot University of Maryland Police Department officers.

02/26/2018

Students Forced To Walk Miles To School Following Baltimore Subway Shutdown

Baltimore is less than halfway through a full shutdown of the subway system, and students say it’s taking a serious toll on their education.

02/22/2018

More Than 500 Arrested During Joint Effort To Battle Crime In Baltimore

Clearing violent criminals from the streets of Baltimore. Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore City leaders say they’ve done it by the hundreds.

02/21/2018

BGE Restores Gas To Dozens In Laurel; Hundreds Still Without Service

BGE has restored gas to dozens of customers in Laurel, but hundreds are still without gas service, and have been for several days.

02/19/2018

MTA Administrator: Baltimore Metro Subway Repairs Are On Track

One week into a full shutdown of Baltimore’s subway system, transit authorities say repairs are on track as about 17,000 daily customers remain confused and frustrated.

02/16/2018

Confederate Flags, Swastikas To Be Banned At Carroll County Schools

The Carroll County Public School system is moving forward with banning the Confederate flag and swastikas as part of its dress code.

02/15/2018

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Anne Arundel County Opens

Anne Arundel County’s first medical marijuana dispensary is stocked and open for business.

02/13/2018

‘Where Do We Go?’: Last-Minute, Multi-Week Baltimore Metro Shut Down Confounds Commuters

Flashing orange message boards warned of an inconvenient commute as Baltimore’s 17,000 subway riders bused their way around a busted system.

02/12/2018

New Baltimore Police Commissioner To Battle Corruption With Random Polygraph, Integrity Tests

Baltimore’s new top cop says he’s introducing random integrity tests, polygraph tests and a unit tasked with preventing OT abuse.

02/09/2018

Baltimore Businesses To Hire Private Security To Help Customers Feel Safe

Stores and restaurants in Federal Hill say it’s time to call in more muscle.

02/08/2018

Crews Treating Roads Ahead Of Another Blast Of Winter Weather

Road crews across Maryland are out in full force as the state braces for another round of winter weather.

02/06/2018

As Police Work To Make Arrests In Child Porn Video, They Urge The Public Not To Share It

It’s disturbing, illegal, and could show up in your inbox.

02/05/2018

New BPD Commissioner: More Cops, Less Guns Will Combat Violence In City

Baltimore’s acting police commissioner told lawmakers more officers and fewer illegal guns are what he’d like to see on city streets to put an end to the record-breaking violence.

02/02/2018

Courts Docs: Md. Women Beat Kids Until They Bled, Locked In Closet

An Eastern Shore mother is locked up after authorities say she and her girlfriend tased, starved beat her kids.

02/01/2018

Baltimore To Sue Big Pharma For ‘The Harm They’ve Caused’ In Opioid Crisis

Fighting a losing battle on the streets of Baltimore, city attorneys are now going to try and tackle the opioid crisis in court.

01/31/2018

One Of BPD’s Most Vital Assets Has An Eye From The Sky During Emergencies

The Baltimore Police Department’s “Foxtrot” plays a vital role in the fight against crime across the city. 

01/30/2018

Police Release Body Cam Footage Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

Baltimore City Police have released body cam footage of the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of an armed suspect in northwest Baltimore.

01/29/2018

Baltimore Clears Homeless Encampment Under I-83 Due To Safety Concerns

Police reopened a stretch of Guilford Street Friday after shutting it down for nearly three hours to clear out the homeless people who have been camped out under I-83.

01/26/2018

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