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
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.
It’s called the Baltimore 500, but it has nothing do with auto racing. It’s all about helping animals.
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.
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.
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.
They do it every year at Eastern Technical High School in Essex. Graduate some of the best automobile mechanics in the country.
It’s the biggest sporting event in the world and it starts in just eight days. Baltimore area soccer fans are counting down to the start of World Cup excitement.
Five firefighters were injured Monday while battling a house fire near the Baltimore City-Anne Arundel County line.
For many here in Maryland, at this time of the year, there’s nothing better than a soft shell crab. The demand for this delicacy is higher than ever right now.
They’ve been camping out for free food in Canton, but the overnight rain and cold didn’t dampen their spirits.
It doesn’t open until Thursday, but that hasn’t stopped more than 200 people from camping out on a shopping center parking lot on Boston Street.
Its home is the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, but the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner is about to leave town for a little while.