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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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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6th Annual Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament To Benefit Meals on Wheels

Local chefs are gearing up for the 6th annual Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament.


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Longtime Ravens Marching Band Holding Open Tryouts

They’ve been around nearly 70 years, and they’re a beloved part of Baltimore. You see them every Sunday at Ravens home games.


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Baltimore Celebrates Greek Week

It’s Greek Week in Baltimore. Greek-owned restaurants will be featuring specials and there’s much more over the next seven days.


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Health Initiative Aims To Empower Women, Put Their Health First

Diabetes is a serious problem here in Baltimore and around the country, but there’s an effort to educate people, especially women.


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MTA Radio On The Air In Baltimore

Baltimore has a new radio station. It’s the brainchild of the Maryland Transit Administration, and it’s aimed at commuters.



Baltimore Artist Wins Prestigious National Award

This former MICA student is hoping her work will challenge stereotypes.




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