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


Baltimore Gets Spirited For Halloween

If you don’t think Halloween is big, the National Retail Federation says Americans will spend nearly $7 billion on costumes, candy and more.


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Parkway Theatre Celebrates 100th Anniversary, Renovation Underway

Friday marks the anniversary of a landmark Baltimore building. The Parkway Theatre was built on this date 100 years ago.


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New Life For The Shuttered Hollywood Diner

It’s just a block from City Hall, but for many years, the Hollywood Diner has struggled to find customers. Now it’s closed.


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‘Stanstock 2015’ Features 28-Band Music Fest. For A Good Cause

Two days, more than two dozen bands all coming together for charity and it’s all happening this weekend in Baltimore!



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Ron Matz has a preview of this weekend’s Baltimore Marathon in today’s People Are Talking.


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Charm City Icon Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Gets Makeover

It was built in 1911 and, at one time, was the tallest building in Baltimore.



Fire Dept. Thrill Show Offers Family-Friendly Fun, Fire Safety Info

From simulated car fires to games for children. It’s all part of a big event sponsored by the Baltimore City Fire Department.


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Maryland Historic Society Starts Competition To Find New “Poe Toaster”

He wrote his first horror story in Baltimore and he’s buried here. Wendesday marks the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.


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Charm City Circulator To Expand; Rides To Remain Free

It’s a free ride, and more than 4 million people use it in Baltimore every year.


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Designer Names For A Good Cause At The ‘One Great Thing’ Sale

Jewelry, shoes, handbags and big name designers. It’s all part of the “One Great Thing” sale this weekend which benefits the House of Ruth Maryland.



Baltimore Book Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary This Weekend

The Baltimore Book Festival is now in its 20th year, and the tents are already up at the Inner Harbor.



Running & Walking Through The Fort McHenry Tunnel For A Great Cause

More than 41-million vehicles travel through it every year, but on Sunday you’ll have a chance to run or walk through the Fort McHenry tunnel.




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