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.

Artist Highlights Love Of Baltimore, Black History Month

He’s one of Baltimore’s best known artists, who gave up his regular job to pursue his passion.

02/07/2017

Maryland Zoo Animals Disagree With Groundhog, Predict Short Winter

Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow today, predicting six more weeks of winter. Some animals at the Maryland Zoo made their own prognostications.

02/02/2017

Baltimore County Restaurant ‘Week’ To Last Through Feb. 4

Baltimore County Restaurant “Week” is here, but it actually lasts 16 days.

01/27/2017

Baltimore Bus System Gets New Look And New Name

More than 250,000 people take the bus in Baltimore every day. Now their “ride” is getting a new look and a better connection.

01/19/2017

Baltimore’s Restaurant Week Begins Friday

If you’re a “foodie,” the next 10 days (Jan. 13-22) should be something to savor here in Baltimore.

01/12/2017

A Baltimore Holiday Tradition: The Wise Ave. Fire Co. Train Garden

It’s a must see during the holidays in Baltimore, and it’s still happening in Dundalk.

12/30/2016

Wieters And Wife To Match BARCS Donations Through Saturday

Matt Wieters will match donations to BARCS animal shelter dollar for dollar up to $32,000 through the end of the year.

12/29/2016

Skaters Excited For New Park In Hampden

There’s a new destination in Hampden, and hundreds of people are flocking to it to have fun.

12/28/2016

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.

12/27/2016

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.

12/23/2016

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.

12/22/2016

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.

12/08/2016

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