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


Students Combine Leadership & Farming to Make Summer Cash

It’s summer in the city and for a group of Baltimore high school students it means getting an education about farming and making a few bucks for their hard work.


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Elkridge Bakery Wins Cooking Channel Competition

A Howard County bakery is celebrating today, after winning a major competition on the Cooking Channel.


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2016 Little Italy Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight

t’s the grand-daddy of Baltimore’s summer outdoor film festivals, and it starts tonight.


Photo credit: WJZ-TV

Baltimore Man Wrote The Book On Handling Crises

You’ve seen it happen time and time again here in Baltimore and around the country: a crisis that plays out in the public eye.


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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.


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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.


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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.



Science Center Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

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



City Councilmembers Demand Answers To Election Problems

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


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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.



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.


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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.




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