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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Memorial Day Means Honoring Brother For Towson Korean War Vet

They were twins who were sent off to fight for their country in the Korean War. Only one came home.



High School Senior Honored For 13 Years Of Perfect Attendance

Thirteen years, more than 2,500 consecutive days of never missing a day in school–it seems impossible, but not for one student in Baltimore County.



Ride Across Maryland Raises Millions For Breast Cancer Research

It’s an amazing amount of money, more than two million dollars. That’s how much Dick Gelfman’s Ride Across Maryland has given away to charities in the fight against breast cancer. The 15th annual ride is just two weeks away.


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Friends & Family Mourn Forest Park Golf Pro

He was the beloved golf pro at Forest Park Golf Course for 20 years, a mentor to thousands of young golfers.


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Much More Than Just Movies At 17th Annual Maryland Film Festival

If you’re a film fanatic, Baltimore is the place to be for the next four days. The 17th annual Maryland Film Festival is underway.


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Horseshoe Casino Chefs Keep Their Menus Local

Nine months after it opened, the Horseshoe Casino’s restaurants are betting their menus are a success catering to their audience here in Baltimore.


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Summer Best Dressed Sale Is Underway

It’s a bargain hunters’ paradise! The annual Summer Best Dressed Sale is underway at the Evergreen Museum and Library on North Charles Street.


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Weekend Wine Fest. Kicks Off Sunday In Highlandtown

It’s homemade wine, great food and a lot more and it happens on Sunday in one of Baltimore’s oldest and most beloved neighborhoods.



Thousands Expected To Attend Bluegrass Festival In Hampden

Thousands are expected to attend the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival on Saturday in Hampden.



‘Summer Of Sizzle’ Will Lead To Crowning Of Baltimore’s Top Chef

So who’s the top chef in the Baltimore area? We’re about to find out.



3 Die In Semi Truck Accident On Eastern Shore

Two tractor-trailers collided head-on on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, killing three people.


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Duff Goldman Discusses Importance Of Healthy Breakfast

A Baltimore County school is celebrating Monday and they’re doing it with the help of a celebrity chef.