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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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.

07/02/2015

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30:  Tobin Heath #17 celebrates with Ashlyn Harris #18 of the United States after the 2-0 victory against Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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.

07/01/2015

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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.

06/30/2015

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Gnome Sweet Gnome: Special Buck Showalter Giveaway Talk Of The Town

It’s a great time to be an Orioles fan. After sweeping the Indians, the O’s not lead the American League East and thousands of lucky folks now possess something that just about everybody wanted.

06/29/2015

This photo taken on June 14, 2015, shows competitors taking part in a dragon boat race in the suburbs of Beijing. The dragon boat festival, also called "duanwu", takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunisolar Chinese calendar, with people celebrating with a series of activities including eating rice dumplings (zongzi), drinking wine (xionghuangjiu) and racing dragon boats.   CHINA OUT   AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Paddles In-Hand For Baltimore Dragon Boat Spectacular

It’s a sport that started in southern China 2,000 years ago. Saturday, that excitement comes to the Inner Harbor.

06/26/2015

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‘Faces Of Valor’ Fundraiser Saturday To Help Wounded Warriors

They own a legendary Annapolis restaurant, and they’re founders of what’s become a major charity that helps our wounded warriors. Their big fundraiser is Saturday.

06/25/2015

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‘Pawject Runway’ Promotes Pet Adoption, Raises Funds For Local Shelter

It’s the hippest fashion show in town and it happens Friday night at the Royal Farms Arena.

06/19/2015

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Baltimore Animal Shelters Waive Cat Adoption Fee Throughout June

If you’ve ever wanted to get a cat or kitten, now is the time. Baltimore-area animal shelters are offering free adoptions during the month of June.

06/16/2015

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Yum! Soft-Shell Crabs Are In Season

Some people love them and others have a different opinion—but it’s a Maryland delicacy and it’s now in season.

06/09/2015

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Baltimore-Made Food Highlighted At Lexington Market

If you’ve lived here for a while, you know that Baltimore has some unique foods made right here. Monday morning, local food producers and food buyers got together.

06/08/2015

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St. Anthony’s Festival This Weekend In Little Italy

It’s all about food, fun and friendship, and it’s happening this weekend in Little Italy.

06/04/2015

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Washington Monument Time Capsules Finally Opened

Two time capsules are discovered during the restoration of Baltimore’s Washington Monument. They were finally opened Tuesday morning.

06/02/2015

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