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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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Let ‘Em Roll! Baltimore’s New Horseshoe Casino Will Open Ahead Of Schedule

Construction on Baltimore’s casino is now going nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thousands of people have applied for jobs.

06/17/2014

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Oliver Beach Elementary Students Honor Retiring Principal

It was the last day of school at Oliver Beach Elementary in Baltimore County, so the students decided to do something special for their principal, who’s retiring.

06/16/2014

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Baltimore 500: The Race Is On To Adopt A Purrfect Pet For Free

It’s called the Baltimore 500, but it has nothing do with auto racing. It’s all about helping animals.

06/13/2014

World Cup

Score A Cannoli! Baltimore Soccer Fans To Follow The World Cup In Little Italy

It’s time for the World Cup 2014. At Amicci’s in Little Italy, there’s a special menu with delicious food and reduced prices.

06/12/2014

FOREVER MURAL

Muralist Transforms Vacant Homes In East Baltimore Into Works Of Art

It’s the talk of one neighborhood in East Baltimore. It’s the work of an artist amidst a sea of vacant homes on East Eager Street.

06/09/2014

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High Heels For Hope Golf Event To Benefit House Of Ruth

It’s a fun event with a serious purpose, and it happens Saturday at Pine Ridge Golf Course in Timonium. It’s the fourth annual High Heels for Hope, a benefit for House of Ruth Maryland.

06/06/2014

eastern tech

2 Eastern Technical HS Mechanics Head To The Nationals In Motor City

They do it every year at Eastern Technical High School in Essex. Graduate some of the best automobile mechanics in the country.

06/05/2014

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Local Bar Scores Big With World Cup Excitement

It’s the biggest sporting event in the world and it starts in just eight days. Baltimore area soccer fans are counting down to the start of World Cup excitement.

06/04/2014

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5 Firefighters Injured In Fire At Vacant Curtis Bay House

Five firefighters were injured Monday while battling a house fire near the Baltimore City-Anne Arundel County line.

06/02/2014

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Downtown Baltimore Restaurants Celebrate The Soft Shell Crab

For many here in Maryland, at this time of the year, there’s nothing better than a soft shell crab. The demand for this delicacy is higher than ever right now.

05/30/2014

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Despite Rain, 100 People Don’t Chicken Out & Get A Free Meal For A Year From Chick-Fil-A

They’ve been camping out for free food in Canton, but the overnight rain and cold didn’t dampen their spirits.

05/29/2014

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Hundreds Camped Outside 1st Chick-Fil-A Set To Open In Baltimore City

It doesn’t open until Thursday, but that hasn’t stopped more than 200 people from camping out on a shopping center parking lot on Boston Street.

05/28/2014

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