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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15 Students Pursue Their Passion At Summer Film Camp

For most students, summer is a time to enjoy and be with friends away from school.

06/27/2016

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Triple Amputee Veteran Is 2016 ‘Faces Of Valor’ Honoree

He was critically wounded seven years ago fighting in Afghanistan, but on Sunday, he’ll be honored in Annapolis.

06/24/2016

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Summer Solstice Concert at the Rawlings Conservatory

The sweet sounds of summer from Baltimore’s own Gregory Thompkins will be heard tonight outside Baltimore’s Rawlings Conservatory.

06/17/2016

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Science Center Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

It opened in June of 1976, one of the first attractions at Baltimore’s new Inner Harbor.

06/14/2016

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City Councilmembers Demand Answers To Election Problems

City leaders demand answers to the problems with this year’s primary election.

06/07/2016

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FOOD FIGHT: 3 Cities’ Worth Of Food Trucks Descend On Baltimore

Baltimore is going to have a food fight Saturday, but it’s all in good fun and for charity.

06/03/2016

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Riders Prepare For 16th Annual ‘Ride Across Maryland’

This weekend, participants in Dick Gelfman’s 16th annual Ride Across Maryland will raise money for cancer-related causes.

05/31/2016

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Nyquist’s Trainer Appears On WJZ’s Manic Monday Ahead of Preakness Stakes

Doug O’Neill, trainer for Nyquist is eyeing up another big win this weekend at Pimlico Race Course.

05/16/2016

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Bell From Navy Ship Bombed At Pearl Harbor Found In Baltimore Co.

It was one of the ships that stood alongside the U.S.S. Arizona when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor. Now an important piece of that ship has been found in Baltimore County.

05/13/2016

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Family, Friends Remember Longtime Baltimore Arabber Donald D. ‘Manboy’ Savoy Sr.

Family and friends say goodbye to a man who for nearly 70 years worked the streets of Charm City as an arabber. Ron Matz has more on the death of Donald D. ‘Manboy’ Savoy Sr.

05/10/2016

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Kinetic Sculpture Race Is This Weekend

It’s one of the most exciting and imaginative events in Baltimore and it always draws a big crowd.

05/06/2016

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18th Annual Maryland Film Festival Kicks Off In Baltimore

Movie lovers get ready, the 18th annual Maryland Film Festival is kicking off in Baltimore.

05/05/2016

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