Longtime reporter Ron Matz retired from WJZ-TV on July 1. Matz, whose career spans close to five decades, has been a reporter at the station for over 30 years and a SAG-AFTRA member for 49 years.
Matz celebrated his retirement by hosting the Last Manic Monday in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood with several friends and co-workers. Anchor Denise Koch presented Matz with a proclamation from Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young celebrating his work at WJZ, which earned him an Emmy award and four nominations.
“On behalf of the citizens of Baltimore, thank you for decades of outstanding reporting, and best wishes as you begin the next chapter of your life,” said Koch.
Throughout his career, Matz was a dedicated employee and union member. According to WJZ shop steward Mike Schuh, “Ron Matz delayed his retirement from WJZ-TV in Baltimore for two days to work my shifts and allowed me to attend contract negotiations between WJZ, CBS and the SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit.”
Congratulations, Ron Matz, from your friends at SAG-AFTRA!
Photo: From left, WJZ anchor Marty Bass, reporter and SAG-AFTRA shop steward Mike Schuh, reporter and new retiree Ron Matz, anchor Linh Bui, reporter Sharon Gibala and WJZ meteorologist Tim Williams.
- Local News