Born and raised in Philadelphia and South Jersey, Rick’s thrilled to be working in the Northeast.
Since coming to Baltimore, he’s covered some of the biggest stories throughout the city and our region, including the death of Freddie Gray, the riots and protests that followed and the trials of the officers initially charged in Gray’s death. He was also on scene for the tragic workplace shooting in Harford County and the F2 tornado that ripped through parts of the Eastern Shore. Rick has played a key role in the coverage of several sports-related stories — including the Ray Rice scandal and the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem.
Before moving to Baltimore, Rick was the chief reporter for the Collier County bureau at WBBH in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida.
Rick started his career at WMGM-TV in Atlantic City where he was a news and sports anchor/reporter.
He graduated from Widener University in Pennsylvania where he started all four years for the university’s football team as a wide receiver and was selected to play in a national all-star game in Salem, Va.
Rick lives in the city with his wife. They love spending time with their family and friends, and uncovering everything Baltimore has to offer.
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A steady stream of mourners paid their respects Thursday at the viewing for a Northeast Baltimore woman and her two daughters who were killed in a house fire last week.
A year after after a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse, Baltimore city officials are finding local artists new spaces and new homes.
For many, it’s hard to fathom how “positive train control,” which some say could have helped prevent the derailment, is available, yet not in place nationwide.
New details show one of the officers involved in a Baltimore PD scandal was at the center of an internal affairs investigation with similar allegations years before.
A string of stolen cars has many people on edge in Dundalk, Maryland, where nearly 15 vehicle thefts have been reported since the beginning of December.
Thousands came to say goodbye to Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, who was killed along I-270 when he stopped to help a vehicle that crashed.
Jimmy Kimmel blasted Congress in an emotional plea on Monday, urging them to restore and improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Now, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is backing him up.
Fire officials are continuing to investigate what caused two Baltimore County explosions just hours apart.
Baltimore County fire officials say there are no obvious signs of arson in Tuesday’s home explosion in Baltimore County.
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a massive explosion that rocked a house in the Baltimore Highlands off of its foundation Monday.
The epidemic is far worse than just a year ago. By the end of 2017, more people will die of a heroin or opioid overdose in Harford County than ever before.
A 14-year-old who was arrested two weeks ago for illegal possession of a handgun has been arrested again for the same thing.
The Baltimore police department and the city are being sued for significant civil rights violations of 15 individual residents.
Five days later, the scene where a Baltimore police detective was fatally shot is still an active crime scene.
The neighborhood where a Baltimore police detective was shot and later died, is notorious for gun violence.
Last week the Baltimore police commissioner was fired up at a press conference, Wednesday, the mayor responded to those who are lashing out at her. They say she doesn’t take the violence seriously.
Police investigating a group of students accused of posting threatening and discriminatory comments aimed at a transgender student.
A stretch of teen violence is showing no signs of slowing down. From vicious attacks at the Inner Harbor to carjackings in quiet communities. A crisis Baltimore is struggling to get a hold on.
Baltimore churches are now preparing for what was once the unimaginable after the Texas church shooting.
Baltimore Mayor Implements ‘Daily Morning Huddle’ To Combat Youth Violence; Commissioner Blast Criminal Justice System
From attacks at the Inner Harbor to carjackings throughout the City, police say crime involving teenagers is simply out of control.
Police were on the scene of a double shooting in Dundalk Wednesday afternoon.
Within minutes of the van driver in Freddie Gray’s arrest being found not guilty by a police disciplinary board, the news hit the rainy streets of west Baltimore.
Three people were shot Monday morning near the Baltimore Police northwest district station. One has died.
As the annual homicide rate for Baltimore has reached 300 for the third year in a row, another ceasefire is being planned for this weekend.
For numerous times in just days, teens assaulted citizens at the Inner Harbor.
A series of attacks at the Inner Harbor have many on edge, and the victims speaking out.
Maryland Pleads For Help As Opioid-Related Deaths Surge In Wake Of Presidential Emergency Declaration
Last year two people a day died from overdosing in Baltimore City, a number that’s only expected to rise when the stats are in for the end of this year.
13 alleged gang members have been charged with running a large drug trafficking operation out of Baltimore beginning in 2012.
The stepson of Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman has been charged with threatening to kill him.
Reports of hate and bias incidents have surged in Maryland, according to a new report from state police.
Commissioner Davis On Police-Involved Shooting Of Robbery Suspect: ‘This Is A Dime A Dozen Scenario’
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says officer involved in fatal-shooting of an armed robbery suspect did what he was trained to do.
Tyler Tessier, the man charged with murdering his pregnant girlfriend in September, will not face a murder charge for the unborn child.
A former employee at Dundalk High School, who was once a Baltimore County police officer, is under fire after being accused of sending naked photos to a student.
The issue of casino gambling could return to Maryland’s General Assembly in 2018. That’s according to our media partners at The Baltimore Sun.
Frightening moments in Howard County, where gunfire erupted at an Ellicott City Walmart, leaving one man injured.
Hundreds of volunteers scattered throughout Charm City Saturday to help improve it’s image as a part of Civic Works 15th Annual Ricky Myers Day of Service.
A bloody night in Baltimore, as seven people are shot and one person is killed in gunfire throughout the city.
Baltimore is one step closer to hosting a few FIFA World Cup matches at M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore County police say they’ve finished training and equipping about 1,400 officers with body-worn cameras.
A substitute teacher for the Baltimore City Public Schools system has been fired after they reportedly physically abused at least one student.
A frightening ordeal, as a fire pit explosion rocks a Baltimore County neighborhood, leaving one family injured, including a 2-year-old girl.
ICE conducted a nationwide sweep called operation “Safe City” that resulted in hundreds of people being arrested, including more than two dozen in Maryland.
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– More than 3,000 ads were purchased by Russians during the presidential election and at least one of the ads specifically targeted Baltimore. Congressional investigators are still trying to get a handle on how widespread the Russian operation was. They believe the goal of the ads was to create chaos and unrest not only in Baltimore, […]
The Baltimore Ravens have decided against disclosing their planned course of action during the national anthem this Sunday at home against Pittsburgh.
It’s been a problem for decades in Annapolis, as complaints continue over traffic throughout the area.
More crews from Maryland are heading south to help in the wake of Maria and the other deadly hurricanes this season.
Two teens are now behind bars after police say they fired shots at multiple vehicles back in August.
Islands in the Caribbean already look like a war zone from Irma and for some they are in tears wondering how much more they can take.
A local diplomat has been pulled from the United States after prosecutors say he’s the center of a child pornography investigation Friday morning.
The Red Cross continues to send volunteers from our region to help the millions who are dealing with damage and darkness left by Hurricane Irma.
Local aid is being mobilized to Caribbean Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
It battered the Caribbean, destroying just about everything in sight, but Hurricane Irma is far from over.
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is shining new light on the Colin Kaepernick deal that never came to be.
Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the fatal shooting of the son of former Maryland coach Mike Locksley.
Over the holiday weekend, Maryland State Police and another department teamed up to put a stop to the rise in illegal dirt bike and ATV riders.
Maryland volunteers were deployed to Houston for 21 days. They’ve seen the aftermath and say the videos and pictures don’t do it justice.
It was a somber day in College Park, Maryland, where hundreds held a moment of silence for Richard Collins III just feet from where he was murdered.
Multiple cars were shot at in Baltimore County Thursday, blowing out windows and nearly hitting drivers and passengers in a broad daylight.
With a chance to try something different, Army and Navy instead choose to stick with tradition.
Police found and identified the body of a 15-year-old girl in Harford County after she was reported missing.
A Dundalk couple has been arrested for allegedly luring Hispanic men to a street for sex and robbing them at gunpoint.
A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge has denied a new sentencing hearing for convicted sniper Lee Malvo.
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is distancing himself from the president by giving up his seat on the White House’s American Manufacturing Council.
Eleven people in Maryland have been indicted for their alleged roles in illegally prescribing addictive drugs.
Sparks continue to fly in Baltimore as the Ravens consider signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It’s the continuing controversy that’s now become the talk of sports throughout the country.
Two local brothers have been sent back to their native country, after appearing at a regular check-in with immigration officials.
A Maryland Transportation officer has had his police powers suspended after being accused of shooting and killing federally protected birds while on a boat near the Key Bridge.
Colin Kaepernick is the most controversial player in the NFL right now. And the Ravens have a need for a quarterback.
A two-alarm fire caused “extensive damage” to Coconut Charlie’s on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena.
Baltimore City has hit the dark benchmark of 200 homicides more than halfway into the year.
All lanes of westbound Route 50 at Bay Dale Drive were closed for several hours Wednesday morning after two people were killed in a crash.
Thousands of people have come to Baltimore for the national NAACP convention.
City police have made an arrest in a stabbing where the victim posted the aftermath of the incident on Facebook Live.
A local rapper who turned to Facebook Live just moments after being stabbed in Northeast Baltimore says people need to push to clean up the violence.
A Baltimore rapper who turned to Facebook Live just moments being stabbed in northeast Baltimore is now recovering after thinking he was close to death.
Baltimore officials are proposing a mandatory one-year sentence for illegal gun possession within 100 yards of a school, park, church or public building.
The man accused of stabbing a Bowie State student to death on the UMD College Park campus in May has been formally charged with murder.
City police are overhauling their western district police station in a desperate attempt to ease tensions with the community.
The Maryland Transportation Authority and some of its officers are being blamed for a police pursuit that left two people dead.
A 51-year-old volunteer firefighter who was working as a tow truck driver was struck and killed along I-95 after responding to help another vehicle.
From controversy to reality. There’s been a huge step forward for medical marijuana in Maryland.
It’s one of the largest corruption cases Baltimore has seen in years, and it continues to unravel.
More than a dozen rescue calls at a popular Maryland trail, caused by an epidemic of injured and stranded hikers.
Police are responding in droves leading up to the holiday weekend, as three people were shot Friday morning in south Baltimore.
Baltimore City police released body-cam footage from three different officer-involved shootings this month.
The Baltimore based Under Armour is bringing in a new president, meaning Kevin Plank is taking a step back from that role.
A new survey shows just months into office, favorable ratings for President Trump and the United States are down drastically. The numbers include citizens from our nation’s closest allies.
One Maryland county was among the government websites across the country that were shut down for hours after being hacked.
Whether or not Confederate monuments should be removed in cities across the country has ignited debate and Baltimore could be next.
Time Magazine reports that a Russian cyber attack in more than 20 states is worse than initially thought.
Baltimore County Police crash investigators continue to search for answers about the crash that killed cyclist Aaron Laciny.
The search is on for the driver who police say hit a 20-year-old cyclist and left him to die in the middle of a Towson road.
The deal is being called a “game changer,” as Amazon takes over Whole Foods, for nearly $14 billion dollars.
Big changes are coming to one of Baltimore’s hottest summer spots at the Inner Harbor.
The FBI has swarmed the Illinois home of James Hodgkinson, combing through evidence.
The number of murders continues to sky rocket in Baltimore after six people are killed in less than 24 hours.
Dozens of people are raising concerns about the dangers of oil trains traveling through Baltimore.
After hundreds of students and teachers voiced concerns about education the Baltimore City Council and the mayor have agreed on a budget.
The deficits for the Baltimore City-owned Hilton Hotel are piling up, after another down year.
A suspect in the Tuesday incident at Patapsco State Park in which a driver rammed a Natural Resources Police officer with a vehicle has turned himself in.