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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New Years Eve Preps Continue In Baltimore

In a couple hours we’ll say bye to 2015 and hello to 2016.


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Downtown Hotel Wants To ‘Blanket Baltimore’

The temperatures may not show it but winter is here and a downtown hotel is working to help those in need stay warm at this time of year.


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Baltimore’s Jewish Community Volunteers To Help The Needy On Christmas

On this Christmas Day, members of Baltimore’s Jewish community have been busy reaching out to help those in need.



Poinsettia Show Offers Beautiful Holiday Display

It’s the most popular plant or flowers of the holiday season and you have a chance to see them in all their glory right here in Baltimore.


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Beer Bottles Recycled Into Candles For A Cause

So what can you do with an empty beer bottle?



Trax On Wax Owner Says Turntables, Records Popular Christmas Gifts

If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift you might want to head to Catonsville.



Skateboarders To Join Mayor’s Christmas Parade In Hampden

It was supposed to happen just one time, but now, 42 years later, the Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden has become one of Baltimore’s most popular traditions.


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Retirement Community Stuffs Stockings For Needy Families

Residents of one special retirement community are stuffing stockings for Baltimore’s needy.



Sunset Elementary Wins 18th Annual Mammoth Manic Monday Meltdown

If you were in Fells Point Monday morning, you probably heard a lot of people singing.


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Federal Hill Restaurant Works To Help Woman Injured On Vacation

It’s a family’s worst nightmare: an accident taking place while far from home. That’s what happened to an Owings Mills woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury while on vacation.



St. Leo’s Hosting Semi-Annual Ravioli Dinner Sunday

Meatballs, spaghetti and ravioli — and it’s all homemade. Great food is just one part of Sunday’s big fundraiser in Little Italy.



Volunteers Pack Thousands Of Meals For The Needy

Dozens of volunteers were busy in Halethorpe Thursday where they packed thousands of meals for the needy.




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