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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

folk festival

Charm City Folk And Bluegrass Festival Will Bring History & Music To Baltimore

It was a sellout last year, and now it’s moving to a bigger location. The hills in Druid Hill Park will be alive with the sound of music Saturday.

04/25/2014

highlandtown wine festival, Dipasquale

Raise Your Glass For The 11th Annual Highlandtown Wine Festival

It’s one of Baltimore’s most popular springtime traditions where you can enjoy homemade wine, live music and great food and also help the community.

04/24/2014

refugee youth project exhibit

Art Exhibit At Reginald F. Lewis Museum Highlights Baltimore Youth Refugees

There’s a new and unusual exhibit opening Wednesday at Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum. It features artwork by local students who are refugees.

04/23/2014

center for autism

Kennedy Krieger Helps Break The Silence With Annual ROAR For Autism Fundraiser

The prevalence of autism is growing in the United States. It now affects one of every 68 children.

04/22/2014

patterson park dig

Archeologists Dig Up 200-Year-Old History In Patterson Park

The citizens of Baltimore stood their ground against the British during the War of 1812. While Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key get the most attention, another part of the city was just as important.

04/21/2014

Trax on Wax

Trax On Wax’s 7th Annual Record Store Day Celebrates The Vinyl Comeback

The hottest new audio technology may surprise you. Vinyl is making a major comeback, and Saturday there’s a celebration in Baltimore and across the country.

04/18/2014

Ostrowski's

Baltimore Mourns Death Of The King Of Kielbasa, John Ostrowski

Baltimore is remembering one of its best known characters. John Ostrowski spent all of his life at the family business in Fells Point.

04/17/2014

leavened burning

Jewish Community Burns Leavened Products Before The Start Of Passover

This is an important night for Baltimore’s Jewish community and Jews around the world. It’s the beginning of the weeklong celebration of Passover.

04/14/2014

Gavin's Gifts

Little Girl With Big Heart Honors Her Friend’s Memory With Gifts To Ill Children

She’s just 11 years old, but when one of her best friends died of cancer she decided to honor his memory by helping others. And on Sunday, Emily Nelson will make a trip to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

04/11/2014

Prom dresses

Catonsville Businesswoman Holds Annual Prom Gown Giveaway

All over Baltimore it’s prom season. For one businesswoman in Catonsville, it means reaching out to others.

04/10/2014

smoking ban, smoking on the beach,

Smoking On The Beach May Soon Be Illegal In Ocean City

If you enjoy a cigarette on the beach in Ocean City you may not be able to light up there soon. The City Council is considering a ban.

04/01/2014

fish fry

Dundalk Knights of Columbus Serves Up Its Famous Fish Fry For Charity

Something special is happening for lent in Dundalk. It’s an annual event which helps raise money for charity.

03/28/2014

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