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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Miss Shirley’s Cafe, known for their southern style brunch, will be featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Friday.


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Paul Simon Exhibit Makes A Stop In Baltimore

The Paul Simon exhibit is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Baltimore is the first stop on a nationwide tour.


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New Program Lets You Pay Off Library Fines With Food

If you have an overdue book at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, you have a chance to pay your penalty with food. It’s a unique program that helps the hungry.


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Baltimore Chef Getting International Recognition

He’s one of Baltimore’s and the East Coast’s best known chefs, and now he’s getting international recognition.


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New Years Eve Preps Continue In Baltimore

In a couple hours we’ll say bye to 2015 and hello to 2016.


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Downtown Hotel Wants To ‘Blanket Baltimore’

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Baltimore’s Jewish Community Volunteers To Help The Needy On Christmas

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Beer Bottles Recycled Into Candles For A Cause

So what can you do with an empty beer bottle?



Trax On Wax Owner Says Turntables, Records Popular Christmas Gifts

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