Ron Matz

Ron Matz 175x131Ron Matz is an Emmy award-winning reporter who joined the WJZ team in 1993.

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.

Young Audiences Academy Keeps Students Learning in The Summer

 A free summer program for Baltimore City students is underway at eight locations in the city.


Friends, Family Mourn Local Middle Schooler Who Died In Drowning Accident

Family and friends are mourning the passing of a popular student at Glenwood Middle School in Howard County.


Baltimore Co. Exec. Race Heats Up As Absentee Ballots Are Counted

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.


Baltimore Preparing For Dazzling July 4th Celebration

Thousands are expected at the Inner Harbor Wednesday night for a massive fireworks display.


The Naval Academy Class of 2022 Arrives For Induction Day

The four-year naval education for about 1,200 men and women begins Thursday.


‘Big Brother’ Houseguest Bringing Maryland Flair To 20th Season

The hit CBS show “Big Brother” is about to begin its 20th year on the air, and one of its houseguests is a Marylander.


Local Agencies Take Part In Active Shooter Training Exercise At School

The Baltimore County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies gathered for an active shooter training exercise.


Local Group Pushing For Cleaner Air In Baltimore Region With Campaign

Clean Air Partners launched the “Breathe Easy” campaign by recommending simple steps residents can take to improve air quality.


Treatment Center For Homeless Vets Receives Donation From Amazon

The Baltimore Station, a non-profit that offers services for homeless veterans, has received a donation of softball equipment from Amazon.


Local Non-Profits Building Community Garden Accessible For Senior Citizens

Neighbors and local non-profits are coming together to build an accessible garden for senior citizens.


2 Baltimore Teens Spread Joy By Delivering Flowers To Those In Need

They go to school just like other teenagers, but in their spare time, they spread joy and happiness to others.


27 People From 18 Countries Become US Citizens On Flag Day

It’s Flag Day and in Baltimore there’s an annual celebration held to salute the stars and the stripes.