During that time, Ron has covered some of the biggest stories in Baltimore. including Pope John Paul II’s visit to Baltimore in October 1995, Hurricane Isabel in September 2003 and the Joseph Palczynski standoff in March 2000.
Ron has been nominated four times for local Emmys and won the Emmy for “Best Spot” news story of the year in 1994 for “Gunman Confession.”
For the past 17 years, he’s hosted the popular “Manic Monday” segment at Jimmy’s in Fells Point, part of WJZ’s Morning Edition.
Prior to joining WJZ, he worked at Baltimore radio stations WFBR and WCAO/WXYV.
Ron is a proud graduate of the University Of Maryland and lives in Baltimore City.
More Stories by Ron Matz
If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, you might want to head to Catonsville, as some local businesses are hitting all the right notes for the holidays.
For the third year in a row, a popular downtown Baltimore Hotel is reaching out to help the needy in our community.
Joe Flacco and Dennis Pitta took some time away from the field Tuesday morning and headed to Towson University.
Touch football, free pumpkin pies and a local supermarket giving back to the community. It’s all part of Thanksgiving in Middle River.
The Festival of Trees draws thousands of people to the state fairgrounds in Timonium each year.
It was a sweet way to start the morning here on WJZ, a Manic Monday with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.
The Best Dressed Sale benefit patient care at Johns Hopkins. Ron Matz reports.
Halloween and Edgar Allen Poe. It’s a spooky combination that will bring hundreds of folks to the writer’s grave site in West Baltimore tonight.
If you plan to celebrate Halloween, you’ll have a lot of company.
It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti. Thousands in the Caribbean nation are still in desperate need of help.
More than 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States every year, and about 20 percent of them are non-smokers.
They are survivors of a war torn country in the Persian Gulf and they’ve found a new home right here in Baltimore.