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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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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30K Crabs Served Up In Annapolis For A Great Cause

It’s billed as the world’s biggest crab feast, and for a good reason. More than 2,000 people will head to Annapolis tomorrow for an annual event that raises thousands of dollars for charity.


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Winning $1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Howard County

You might want to check your lottery tickets, especially if you played Mega Millions at a Howard County convenience store.


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Vacant-To-Value Program Continues To Help Renew Blighted Neighborhoods

Boarded up and falling down. Thousands of vacant homes in Baltimore City a blight on many neighborhoods.



Catonsville Teen Spends Summer Helping Those In The Military

There are many ways teens can spend their summer—but for one Catonsville student, it’s a time to reach out and help our men and women serving their country.


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Baltimore’s Newest Food Truck Brewing Up Coffee And Conversation

If you love a good cup of Joe, you’ll want to know about Baltimore’s newest food truck. It hit the streets for the first time Monday morning.



Program Gives Cancer Patients & Families A Place To Stay

They come from all over the world to this special place in Baltimore, where cancer patients and their families can stay while receiving treatment at area hospitals.


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Mayor: Charm City Circulator Will Stay Free

Some residents of south Baltimore and other parts of the city are breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday because the Charm City Circulator’s banner route has been given a reprieve.



Hogan Administration Adds $1 Million In Funding For Youth Jobs Program

Thousands of students will be working this summer and getting paid by the state of Maryland.



Popcorn, Movies & Cannolis At Little Italy’s Film Fest

It started with a crazy idea about how to show a movie outdoors, 17 years later Little Italy is proud of what happens there every Friday night during the summer.


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World Cup Frenzy In Fells Point After USA Win

Baltimore has always been a soccer town and fans here are excited over the women’s World Cup team as they make their way to the finals.


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Baltimore Celebrating 4th Of July With ‘Monumental Bicentennial’

Saturday is the Fourth of July, and Baltimore will be celebrating in a big way.