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.

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This photo taken on June 14, 2015, shows competitors taking part in a dragon boat race in the suburbs of Beijing. The dragon boat festival, also called "duanwu", takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunisolar Chinese calendar, with people celebrating with a series of activities including eating rice dumplings (zongzi), drinking wine (xionghuangjiu) and racing dragon boats.   CHINA OUT   AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Paddles In-Hand For Baltimore Dragon Boat Spectacular

It’s a sport that started in southern China 2,000 years ago. Saturday, that excitement comes to the Inner Harbor.


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‘Faces Of Valor’ Fundraiser Saturday To Help Wounded Warriors

They own a legendary Annapolis restaurant, and they’re founders of what’s become a major charity that helps our wounded warriors. Their big fundraiser is Saturday.


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‘Pawject Runway’ Promotes Pet Adoption, Raises Funds For Local Shelter

It’s the hippest fashion show in town and it happens Friday night at the Royal Farms Arena.


Baltimore Animal Shelters Waive Cat Adoption Fee Throughout June

If you’ve ever wanted to get a cat or kitten, now is the time. Baltimore-area animal shelters are offering free adoptions during the month of June.


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Yum! Soft-Shell Crabs Are In Season

Some people love them and others have a different opinion—but it’s a Maryland delicacy and it’s now in season.


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Baltimore-Made Food Highlighted At Lexington Market

If you’ve lived here for a while, you know that Baltimore has some unique foods made right here. Monday morning, local food producers and food buyers got together.



St. Anthony’s Festival This Weekend In Little Italy

It’s all about food, fun and friendship, and it’s happening this weekend in Little Italy.


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Washington Monument Time Capsules Finally Opened

Two time capsules are discovered during the restoration of Baltimore’s Washington Monument. They were finally opened Tuesday morning.



‘Taste Of 3 Cities’ A Friendly Food Fight Between Beltways And Beyond

It will be a food festival to remember, and it happens this coming Saturday in Baltimore.


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Golfing In High Heels All About Helping A Great Cause

Trying to hit a golf ball isn’t easy, but have you ever tried it wearing high heels? Well, Saturday at Pine Ridge Golf Course, you can do just that.


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‘Vehicles For Change’ Helps Provide Low Income Families With Donated Cars

You’ve probably heard their commercials on the radio here in Baltimore. It’s all about an organization helping people get back and forth from their jobs.


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Memorial Day Means Honoring Brother For Towson Korean War Vet

They were twins who were sent off to fight for their country in the Korean War. Only one came home.




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