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.

40 Years After His Death, Fans Still Go Crazy For ‘The King’

Wednesday marks the 40-year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, and many of his fans went to his final resting place to remember him.


American Visionary Art Museum Celebrates Anniversary

On this day 25 years ago, Congress took time to recognize one of Baltimore’s most popular attractions, the American Visionary Art Museum.


Locally Funded Day Camp For Young Cancer Patients Is Back For 2nd Year

 In its second year, Horizon Day Camp is bringing back the joys of childhood for the first camp of its kind in Lutherville, Maryland. 


‘World’s Biggest Crab Feast’ Set To Raise Money For Charity In Annapolis

If you love steamed crabs, you might want to head to Annapolis tomorrow.


Summer Restaurant Week Kicks Off In Baltimore

Great deals on fabulous meals over 10 days, starting today.


Pratt Central Library Undergoing Major Renovation, Bringing In Old With The New

If you’ve driven by the Pratt Central Library on Cathedral Street you’ve probably noticed a lot of scaffolding outside. That’s because the building is undergoing a major renovation.


Little Italy’s Summer Film Festival Runs Through Aug. 25

It’s often called the granddaddy of all the local outdoor summer film festivals.


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.




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