Ken Matz, 63, a Philadelphia-born broadcaster who presided over Channel 10‘s evening newscasts for more than five years in the 1990s, died of cancer Saturday in Hershey, Pa. He had lived in Sarasota, Fla., since 1998.
During his early years in the broadcast booth, listeners tuned in to Mr. Matz’s calling the news on radio stations from Reading to Harrisburg to Philadelphia. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1969 and started his Philadelphia career at top-40 radio station WIBG-AM.
Mr. Matz left WIBG in 1976 to join KYW NewsRadio. He stayed a year before leaving Philadelphia to parlay his good looks and easy charm into a spot in front of the camera in 1977.
Over the next 20 years, Mr. Matz would work in television in major markets including Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Baltimore. More…