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

poinsettias, christmas flowers

Poinsettia Pandemonium At Rawlings Conservatory

They’re native to Mexico, but it’s the plant everyone loves during the holidays and here in Baltimore, their vibrant colors are on display at the Rawlings Conservatory.

12/26/2014

vinyl, record, album

Vinyl Record Sales Increase Rapidly

It just might be the biggest music comeback of 2014. The sale of vinyl is off the charts and Ron Matz reports that’s music to the ears of one record store in Catonsville.

12/24/2014

Highlandtown Gallery

Former Baltimore Icon Becomes Major Art Gallery

It was once a corner store but now it’s something much different in one Baltimore neighborhood.

12/23/2014

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Hyatt Regency ‘Blanketing Baltimore’ During The Holidays

It’s that time of year in Charm City when many agencies are overwhelmed trying to help those in need. Hundreds of people line up each day for a hot meal or a place to stay.

12/05/2014

Geresbeck's pumpkin pie giveaway 2014.

Family-Owned Grocery Gives Back To Community In Annual Event

A locally-owned supermarket helps dozens of people enjoy a much happier Thanksgiving.

11/27/2014

Mammoth Manic Monday Meltdown

Winner Named In WJZ-TV’s Mammoth Manic Monday Meltdown

WJZ’s Ron Matz has the winner of this year’s Manic Monday Meltdown.

11/24/2014

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St. Leo’s Church To Host Ravioli, Meatball Dinner Fundraiser Sunday

Ravioli and meatballs, just part of what’s on the menu Sunday in Little Italy.

10/31/2014

Olaf costume

From Scary To Sultry, Halloween Spirit Brings In Billions

Here’s a mind-boggling number: Americans will spend $74 billion on Halloween.

10/30/2014

Whale Wall mural

Whale Wall Near Ravens Stadium Gets An Overdue Facelift

Thousands of motorists pass by it every day on one of Baltimore’s busiest thoroughfares. Now, as Ron Matz reports, there’s whale watching near M&T Bank Stadium.

10/28/2014

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WJZ-TV’s Ron Matz Inducted Into City College Hall Of Fame

Big honors! WJZ’s Ron Matz is inducted into the City College Hall of Fame!

10/24/2014

One Great Thing Sale

4th Annual ‘One Great Thing’ Sale To Benefit The House Of Ruth

If you like designer clothes at bargain prices you need to head to Owings Mills. The annual One Great Thing sale is this weekend.

10/23/2014

Kristie Schley

Md. Woman Wins San Giorgio Pasta Contest, Brings Recipe To Little Italy

A Severna Park woman has turned her homemade pasta into big bucks, and she brought her now famous Italian dish to the Inner Harbor on Tuesday.

10/21/2014

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