During that time, Ron has covered some of the biggest stories in Baltimore. including Pope John Paul II’s visit 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 19 years, he’s hosted the popular “Manic Monday” segment at Jimmy’s in Fells Point, part of WJZ’s morning show.
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.
Camp Open Arms is about courage and determination. It was opened for children with limb differences.
If you’re looking for a dog to adopt, a two-year-old hound mix named Ray is currently looking for a foster home.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is about to embark on its first international tour in 13 years.
The new school year is just around the corner, and a well-known supermarket chain is helping to raise money for schools in Maryland.
Its an annual event in Maryland. A grueling competition for Maryland’s lifeguards.
He’s known for his abilities on the field, but but his efforts off the field in the community are legendary.
The World’s Largest Crab Feast, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Annapolis is expecting about 3,000 people Friday night.
The upcoming NFL Hall of Fame induction of the Raven’s Ray Lewis will hold special meaning for a Baltimore man because his father is also a Hall of Famer, and they’ll be traveling to Ohio for the ceremonies.
It’s happened every year since John Harbaugh became head coach of the Baltimore Ravens.
From Friday, July 27 through Sunday, Aug. 5, many city restaurants are offering deals to dine with them.
Two new permanent exhibits just opened at the Maryland Science Center, capturing the imagination of children of all ages.
A free summer program for Baltimore City students is underway at eight locations in the city.
Family and friends are mourning the passing of a popular student at Glenwood Middle School in Howard County.
The Baltimore County Board of Election is beginning to count 1,600 provisional ballots with the race for Baltimore County executive on the Democratic side still very much up in the air.
Thousands are expected at the Inner Harbor Wednesday night for a massive fireworks display.
The four-year naval education for about 1,200 men and women begins Thursday.
The hit CBS show “Big Brother” is about to begin its 20th year on the air, and one of its houseguests is a Marylander.
The Baltimore County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies gathered for an active shooter training exercise.
Clean Air Partners launched the “Breathe Easy” campaign by recommending simple steps residents can take to improve air quality.
The Baltimore Station, a non-profit that offers services for homeless veterans, has received a donation of softball equipment from Amazon.
Neighbors and local non-profits are coming together to build an accessible garden for senior citizens.
They go to school just like other teenagers, but in their spare time, they spread joy and happiness to others.
It’s Flag Day and in Baltimore there’s an annual celebration held to salute the stars and the stripes.
A home that help some of the cities most vulnerable children got a major makeover Tuesday.
The Washington Capitals are on the verge of doing something they’ve never done before. They’re one victory away from winning the Stanley Cup.
It was a busy morning in the city for some Baltimore Ravens players and the organization as they built a playground at Douglass Homes.
Khloe Deleon-Talbert lost her eyesight to cancer when she was just 3 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from accomplishing her goals.
The 41st annual Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Designer Show House is now open in Green Spring Valley.
Students in Anne Arundel County were celebrating Wednesday morning as hundreds of them participated in Bike-To-School Day.
The Maryland SPCA is getting ready to hold its biggest fundraiser of the year.
It’s time for the 15th Annual Highlandtown Wine Festival.
A young girl wrote a note to her local volunteer firefighters to thank them for the job they do; they returned the favor and more.
If you’re a coffee lover, Baltimore is the place to be this weekend.
Saturday is your chance to become a member of the Baltimore Ravens cheer leading squad.
A Baltimore native made history after becoming the first African American pit crew member to win a Daytona 500 last Sunday.
On East Chase Street, in the shadows of the state penitentiary and vacant row homes is St. Frances Academy.
If you enjoy a good meal at a bargain price, all roads lead to Baltimore County’s Restaurant Week.
For those who are looking for that great date night, that fabulous Sunday brunch, or a great lunch to get you through the work week, this is the time to explore all of the cuisine Charm City has to offer.
It’s been a big part of Catonsville for more than 20 years, and now it’s in the national spotlight.
There’s nothing quite like the holidays in Hampden, the sparkling lights on 34th Street and the Mayor’s Christmas Parade.
Ron Matz announces the winner of WJZ’s Mammoth Manic Monday Meltdown 2017
The crowd showed up early for WJZ’s annual Halloween costume party at Geresbeck’s supermarket in Middle River.
The BARCS Animal Shelter in south Baltimore is a busy place. They care for hundreds of animals.
It’s one of Baltimore’s most popular fall events. But this year, something will be missing from the Pigtown Festival.
He says he’s just a kid from Highlandtown, but his talent has taken him around the world.
Multiple Sclerosis attacks the central nervous system and can be debilitating. Ron Matz has more on a woman living with M.S. who’s become an inspiration to many.
If you’ve ever thought about adopting a cat, now is the time to do it.
For the next few weeks, local designers are showcasing their talents in Howard County, and its all for a good cause.
Cancer claimed Dominic Osorio’s life in 2009.
She was a beloved member of the Orioles organization, but three years ago she lost her valiant fight against lung cancer at the age of 36.
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Baltimore, which makes it a great time for an outdoor concert in Druid Hill Park.
A Cecil County couple is all smiles today, thanks to the Maryland Lottery.
Some residents of the Belair-Edison neighborhood are all smiles today.
Wednesday marks the 40-year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, and many of his fans went to his final resting place to remember him.
On this day 25 years ago, Congress took time to recognize one of Baltimore’s most popular attractions, the American Visionary Art Museum.
In its second year, Horizon Day Camp is bringing back the joys of childhood for the first camp of its kind in Lutherville, Maryland.
If you love steamed crabs, you might want to head to Annapolis tomorrow.
Great deals on fabulous meals over 10 days, starting today.
If you’ve driven by the Pratt Central Library on Cathedral Street you’ve probably noticed a lot of scaffolding outside. That’s because the building is undergoing a major renovation.
It’s often called the granddaddy of all the local outdoor summer film festivals.
It’s often called “the summer slide.” The time when students are out of school and can fall behind in their studies.
The annual Dragon Boat Challenge is right around the corner.
Mark Cottman art gallery has been a part of Federal Hill for the past seven years, and his paintings have been seen all over the world.
Maddie Runkles was barred from her graduation at a small Christian school because she’s pregnant, but she got to celebrate during a private ceremony.
If you’re heading to Ocean City this weekend, be extra careful if you’re planning to walk on the beach. Ron Matz has more on a mystery down the ocean.
After subway rider was the target of an unprovoked attack, he’s now looking for a law student who may have saved his life.
In just eight years the Maryland Half Marathon has become one of the most popular running events on the East Coast.
Baltimore’s senior population is rapidly growing, and now one of the area’s best known providers of services for older adults is expanding its efforts.
This will be the biggest Charm City Bluegrass Festival yet.
More than 12,000 young people have applied for summer jobs in Baltimore, but younger kids need something to do, too.
From Chauffeur To Friend: American Cancer Society’s Driver Program Helps Sufferers In More Ways Than One
For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment is one of their toughest challenges.
A lot of folks in Baltimore are getting ready, hitting the supermarket as the region gets ready for a late hit from Mother Nature.
If your garden is blooming early, it’s no surprise. Baltimore’s unseasonably warm weather is the reason. Ron Matz has more on the area’s Wacky Winter Weather.
Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore and became the first African American justice on the United States Supreme Court.
Imagine what it would be like if you were a student in Baltimore and your designs were seen on the New York Fashion Week runway.
If you’re looking for a new ride you just might find one in Charm City this weekend.
He’s one of Baltimore’s best known artists, who gave up his regular job to pursue his passion.
Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow today, predicting six more weeks of winter. Some animals at the Maryland Zoo made their own prognostications.
Baltimore County Restaurant “Week” is here, but it actually lasts 16 days.
More than 250,000 people take the bus in Baltimore every day. Now their “ride” is getting a new look and a better connection.
If you’re a “foodie,” the next 10 days (Jan. 13-22) should be something to savor here in Baltimore.
It’s a must see during the holidays in Baltimore, and it’s still happening in Dundalk.
Matt Wieters will match donations to BARCS animal shelter dollar for dollar up to $32,000 through the end of the year.
There’s a new destination in Hampden, and hundreds of people are flocking to it to have fun.
If you live on the water in eastern Baltimore County you may be seeing something that’s rather unpleasant. Thousands of dead fish are washing up on shore.
AAA says 2016 is on track to be a record year for travelers across the country. In Maryland, it is expected that 2.2 million Marylanders will be traveling, with about 91% driving.
If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, you might want to head to Catonsville, as some local businesses are hitting all the right notes for the holidays.
For the third year in a row, a popular downtown Baltimore Hotel is reaching out to help the needy in our community.
Joe Flacco and Dennis Pitta took some time away from the field Tuesday morning and headed to Towson University.
Touch football, free pumpkin pies and a local supermarket giving back to the community. It’s all part of Thanksgiving in Middle River.
The Festival of Trees draws thousands of people to the state fairgrounds in Timonium each year.
It was a sweet way to start the morning here on WJZ, a Manic Monday with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.
The Best Dressed Sale benefit patient care at Johns Hopkins. Ron Matz reports.
Halloween and Edgar Allen Poe. It’s a spooky combination that will bring hundreds of folks to the writer’s grave site in West Baltimore tonight.
If you plan to celebrate Halloween, you’ll have a lot of company.
It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti. Thousands in the Caribbean nation are still in desperate need of help.
More than 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States every year, and about 20 percent of them are non-smokers.
They are survivors of a war torn country in the Persian Gulf and they’ve found a new home right here in Baltimore.
If you like a cold one every once in a while, its your time of year, Baltimore Beer Week has arrived.
Bennett’s Curse has scared Halloween fans for 15 years, but the walk through attraction in South Baltimore–which drew 10,000 people last year–may not open this year because of a dispute with the city fire department.