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

curtis bay fire

5 Firefighters Injured In Fire At Vacant Curtis Bay House

Five firefighters were injured Monday while battling a house fire near the Baltimore City-Anne Arundel County line.

06/02/2014

soft shell crab

Downtown Baltimore Restaurants Celebrate The Soft Shell Crab

For many here in Maryland, at this time of the year, there’s nothing better than a soft shell crab. The demand for this delicacy is higher than ever right now.

05/30/2014

chick fil a

Despite Rain, 100 People Don’t Chicken Out & Get A Free Meal For A Year From Chick-Fil-A

They’ve been camping out for free food in Canton, but the overnight rain and cold didn’t dampen their spirits.

05/29/2014

chikc fil a

Hundreds Camped Outside 1st Chick-Fil-A Set To Open In Baltimore City

It doesn’t open until Thursday, but that hasn’t stopped more than 200 people from camping out on a shopping center parking lot on Boston Street.

05/28/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner Manuscript Will Join Flag At Smithsonian

Its home is the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, but the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner is about to leave town for a little while.

05/27/2014

Memorial Day 5K

Runners Commemorate America’s Warriors With Memorial Day 5K

On this Memorial Day, hundreds of Baltimoreans laced up their running shoes to help some of our heroes. It happened early Monday morning in Canton.

05/26/2014

Francis Tiafoe

College Park Tennis Prodigy Is On The Court To Greatness

He’s a budding tennis star and he’s from Maryland. He is the son of immigrants from the West African nation of Sierra Leone.

05/23/2014

ride across maryland

14th Annual Ride Across Maryland Breast Cancer Cause Heads Back To Ocean City

It’s one of the biggest summer fundraisers in Maryland, and in 13 years it’s raised $2.5 million for the fight against breast cancer.

05/20/2014

art outside

‘Art Outside’ Returns To Druid Hill Park On Sunday

If you grew up in Baltimore, you probably remember the art shows in Druid Hill Park. Well, now they’re back.

05/16/2014

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‘For Whom It Stands’ Exhibit At Reginald F. Lewis Museum Celebrates The Flag

USA Today calls it a must see exhibit, and it’s ready to open right here at Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

05/15/2014

Muir's Tavern

Feel The Spirits! Muir’s Tavern Celebrates 70 Years Of Business In Federal Hill

It’s one of the oldest family run businesses in Baltimore, and it’s celebrating a big anniversary.

05/12/2014

Maryland Film Festival

Indie Movie Lovers Are Tuned Into The 16th Annual Maryland Film Festival

If you love movies this is a great weekend to be in Baltimore. About 20,000 people are expected to take in movies made in Ocean City and around the world.

05/09/2014

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