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Ron Matz

Ron Matz 175x131Ron Matz is an Emmy award-winning reporter who joined the Eyewitness News team in 1993.

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.

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Maryland Historic Society Starts Competition To Find New “Poe Toaster”

He wrote his first horror story in Baltimore and he’s buried here. Wendesday marks the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.


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Charm City Circulator To Expand; Rides To Remain Free

It’s a free ride, and more than 4 million people use it in Baltimore every year.


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Designer Names For A Good Cause At The ‘One Great Thing’ Sale

Jewelry, shoes, handbags and big name designers. It’s all part of the “One Great Thing” sale this weekend which benefits the House of Ruth Maryland.



Baltimore Book Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary This Weekend

The Baltimore Book Festival is now in its 20th year, and the tents are already up at the Inner Harbor.



Running & Walking Through The Fort McHenry Tunnel For A Great Cause

More than 41-million vehicles travel through it every year, but on Sunday you’ll have a chance to run or walk through the Fort McHenry tunnel.


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Upcoming ‘Dining Out For Life’ To Raise Money For Moveable Feast

They deliver hundreds of thousands of meals every year here in Maryland to those suffering from life threatening illnesses. On Thursday, you can help them raise some much needed money.


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Walk Honors 7-Year-Old Boy Who Died Of Cancer

He was only seven when he died of cancer six years ago, but during his short life, a Harford County boy managed to touch the lives of everyone he met.


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Purple Pride On Full Display For Ravens Manic Monday

The countdown is on! The start of the NFL season is right around the corner. With just six days before the Ravens’ first game, fans can’t wait.



1 Dead After Accident In Anne Arundel County

A driver is killed in a single car crash in Anne Arundel County.



Chick and Ruth’s In Annapolis Celebrate 50 Years In Business

An Annapolis delicatessen is celebrating 50 years.


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Hundreds Of Pets Up For Adoption At BARCS, Fee Waived

A critical situation is developing at one of Baltimore’s animal shelters. Hundreds of dogs and cats are now up for adoption.


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95-Year-Old Baltimore Author Says ‘People All Over The World Are The Same’

A Baltimore native, the author of two and a World War II veteran, meet Julian Hyman.




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