Ron Matz

Ron Matz 175x131Ron Matz is an Emmy award-winning reporter who joined the WJZ team in 1993.

During that time, Ron has covered some of the biggest stories in Baltimore. including Pope John Paul II’s visit 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 19 years, he’s hosted the popular “Manic Monday” segment at Jimmy’s in Fells Point, part of WJZ’s morning show.

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.

Baltimore Summer Arts Academy Helps Prevent ‘Summer Slide’

It’s often called “the summer slide.” The time when students are out of school and can fall behind in their studies.


Dragon Boat Festival Coming To Locust Point Saturday

The annual Dragon Boat Challenge is right around the corner.


Mark Cottman Gallery To Close After 7 Years

Mark Cottman art gallery has been a part of Federal Hill for the past seven years, and his paintings have been seen all over the world.


Pregnant Teen Barred From Graduation Has Her Own Ceremony

Maddie Runkles was barred from her graduation at a small Christian school because she’s pregnant, but she got to celebrate during a private ceremony.


Large Amount Of Seagrass Washes On Beach In Ocean City

If you’re heading to Ocean City this weekend, be extra careful if you’re planning to walk on the beach. Ron Matz has more on a mystery down the ocean.


Victim Of Unprovoked Attack Seeks Good Samaritan Who Helped Him

After subway rider was the target of an unprovoked attack, he’s now looking for a law student who may have saved his life.


100 Percent of Maryland Half Marathon Proceeds Benefit Cancer Research

In just eight years the Maryland Half Marathon has become one of the most popular running events on the East Coast.


Keswick Building New Health And Wellness Center

Baltimore’s senior population is rapidly growing, and now one of the area’s best known providers of services for older adults is expanding its efforts.


The Biggest Charm City Bluegrass Festival Yet

This will be the biggest Charm City Bluegrass Festival yet.


Baltimore Orgs Trying To Help Prevent ‘Summer Slide’ With Activities For Kids

More than 12,000 young people have applied for summer jobs in Baltimore, but younger kids need something to do, too.


From Chauffeur To Friend: American Cancer Society’s Driver Program Helps Sufferers In More Ways Than One

For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment is one of their toughest challenges.


Baltimore Prepares For Late-Winter Storm At Grocery Stores

A lot of folks in Baltimore are getting ready, hitting the supermarket as the region gets ready for a late hit from Mother Nature.




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