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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.

More Stories by Ron Matz

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Fort! Flag! Fire! Fort McHenry Celebrates Star-Spangled Summer

From the Fort McHenry Guard to the stars and stripes, it will be a summer to remember at the birthplace of the star spangled banner.

06/26/2014

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With Yellow Ribbons, The Bring Back Our Boys Campaign Spreads In Baltimore

Concern is growing for three Israeli students who were kidnapped nearly two weeks ago. That concern has spread all the way to Baltimore.

06/23/2014

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Voice Of Elmo Cleared In Child Sexual Abuse Case Due To Statute Of Limitations

There are new developments in the child sexual abuse lawsuit against Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for voicing the Sesame Street character Elmo.

06/20/2014

summer solstice conservatory

Solstice Party! Baltimore Brings In The Summer With Music In The Park

Summer starts Saturday, and Baltimore will get an early start on it Friday night. A two-night summer solstice celebration begins in Druid Hill Park.

06/20/2014

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McDonogh School Presents 3rd Annual Shootout For Soldiers 24-Hour Lacrosse Fundraiser

It began as a small event organized by a group of Boys’ Latin students. The Shootout for Soldiers raises money for our wounded warriors.

06/19/2014

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Let ‘Em Roll! Baltimore’s New Horseshoe Casino Will Open Ahead Of Schedule

Construction on Baltimore’s casino is now going nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thousands of people have applied for jobs.

06/17/2014

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Oliver Beach Elementary Students Honor Retiring Principal

It was the last day of school at Oliver Beach Elementary in Baltimore County, so the students decided to do something special for their principal, who’s retiring.

06/16/2014

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Baltimore 500: The Race Is On To Adopt A Purrfect Pet For Free

It’s called the Baltimore 500, but it has nothing do with auto racing. It’s all about helping animals.

06/13/2014

World Cup

Score A Cannoli! Baltimore Soccer Fans To Follow The World Cup In Little Italy

It’s time for the World Cup 2014. At Amicci’s in Little Italy, there’s a special menu with delicious food and reduced prices.

06/12/2014

FOREVER MURAL

Muralist Transforms Vacant Homes In East Baltimore Into Works Of Art

It’s the talk of one neighborhood in East Baltimore. It’s the work of an artist amidst a sea of vacant homes on East Eager Street.

06/09/2014

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High Heels For Hope Golf Event To Benefit House Of Ruth

It’s a fun event with a serious purpose, and it happens Saturday at Pine Ridge Golf Course in Timonium. It’s the fourth annual High Heels for Hope, a benefit for House of Ruth Maryland.

06/06/2014

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2 Eastern Technical HS Mechanics Head To The Nationals In Motor City

They do it every year at Eastern Technical High School in Essex. Graduate some of the best automobile mechanics in the country.

06/05/2014

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