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

Dead Fish Washing On Shore Puzzles County Residents

If you live on the water in eastern Baltimore County you may be seeing something that’s rather unpleasant. Thousands of dead fish are washing up on shore.


Millions Of Travelers Hit The Road For Holiday Weekend

AAA says 2016 is on track to be a record year for travelers across the country. In Maryland, it is expected that 2.2 million Marylanders will be traveling, with about 91% driving.


Note-worthy Holiday Gifts In Catonsville

If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, you might want to head to Catonsville, as some local businesses are hitting all the right notes for the holidays.


Downtown Hotel Reaches Out To Community To ‘Blanket Baltimore’

For the third year in a row, a popular downtown Baltimore Hotel is reaching out to help the needy in our community.


Flacco, Pitta Attend Special Olympics Maryland ‘Breakfast With Champions’

Joe Flacco and Dennis Pitta took some time away from the field Tuesday morning and headed to Towson University.


Food, Community & Free Pumpkin Pies At Geresbeck’s Market For Thanksgiving

Touch football, free pumpkin pies and a local supermarket giving back to the community. It’s all part of Thanksgiving in Middle River.


Kennedy Krieger’s Festival Of Trees Begins This Weekend

The Festival of Trees draws thousands of people to the state fairgrounds in Timonium each year.


Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Featured on WJZ’s Manic Monday

It was a sweet way to start the morning here on WJZ, a Manic Monday with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.


Best Dressed Sale to Benefit Patient Care at Hopkins

The Best Dressed Sale benefit patient care at Johns Hopkins. Ron Matz reports.


In True Baltimore Fashion, Hundreds To Visit Poe’s Grave For Halloween

Halloween and Edgar Allen Poe. It’s a spooky combination that will bring hundreds of folks to the writer’s grave site in West Baltimore tonight.


Zombies, Mermaids Coming Out The Woodwork For Halloween

If you plan to celebrate Halloween, you’ll have a lot of company.


Marylanders, Including One Ravens Player, Helping Devastated Haiti

It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti. Thousands in the Caribbean nation are still in desperate need of help.




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