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

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Nyquist’s Trainer Appears On WJZ’s Manic Monday Ahead of Preakness Stakes

Doug O’Neill, trainer for Nyquist is eyeing up another big win this weekend at Pimlico Race Course.


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Bell From Navy Ship Bombed At Pearl Harbor Found In Baltimore Co.

It was one of the ships that stood alongside the U.S.S. Arizona when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor. Now an important piece of that ship has been found in Baltimore County.



Family, Friends Remember Longtime Baltimore Arabber Donald D. ‘Manboy’ Savoy Sr.

Family and friends say goodbye to a man who for nearly 70 years worked the streets of Charm City as an arabber. Ron Matz has more on the death of Donald D. ‘Manboy’ Savoy Sr.


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Kinetic Sculpture Race Is This Weekend

It’s one of the most exciting and imaginative events in Baltimore and it always draws a big crowd.



18th Annual Maryland Film Festival Kicks Off In Baltimore

Movie lovers get ready, the 18th annual Maryland Film Festival is kicking off in Baltimore.


Pikesville High School

Excitement Builds As $40M Renovation Nears Completion At Pikesville High School

She’s never been a high school principal before, but in less than a year, she’s transforming her school and the lives of other students.


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Thousands Expected At Charm City Bluegrass Festival

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thousands of bluegrass music fans will gather in Baltimore on Saturday. They’ll get to listen to some of the best in the business at a festival that continues to grow. Ron Matz […]


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Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland to Hold Fundraising Gala

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland serves more than 1 million meals per year to homebound seniors in the Baltimore area.


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Raise A Glass At Highlandtown Wine Festival

It started as a small gathering with just friends and family. Now 13 years later, it’s one of the biggest events of spring in Baltimore.


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Army Vet Biking Around The World For Charity Stops In Baltimore

An Army veteran serving two tours in Iraq is now on a mission to bike around the world all word a good cause.


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10-Pound Oriole Bird Lands In Fells Point

It’s one of the most familiar sports logos in Baltimore and around the country. It’s orange and black and it’s always flying high.


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Md. Food Bank Working With Local Restaurants To Help Fight Hunger

On any day, one out of every eight Marylanders isn’t sure where their next meal will be coming from. That’s where the Maryland Food Bank comes in.




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