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Matt Bigler

mattbigler20100909 kcbs 0384r1 Matt BiglerKCBS’s Matt Bigler started as a reporter/anchor in 2004, and is now based in San Jose working out of the Silicon Valley Bureau.  Matt co-anchors the 5:00am hour with Susan Leigh Taylor in San Francisco, and can also be seen on TV most mornings updating CBS 5’s Early Edition.

Before KCBS, Bigler cut his teeth in newsradio working at KMPH/KTRB in Fresno, KFBK Sacramento and KIRO in Seattle.  Matt is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University with dual majors in English/Drama and Biblical Studies.  While at school, Matt was the sports announcer for college basketball, volleyball and soccer, and performed in numerous theatrical productions.  He has also studied Spanish extensively in Mexico and Spain.

Matt has been awarded several prestigious honors for his reporting including a National Headliner award for “Hired Hands,” stories about the lives of migrant day laborers in Silicon Valley, and several regional Edward R. Murrow and APTRA awards for sports and feature reporting.

When he’s not behind the mic, Matt enjoys honing his culinary skills in the kitchen, camping, backpacking, wine tasting, reading, video gaming, and traveling abroad. He’s also a big film buff, making it his goal every year to watch all of the movies nominated for best picture before Oscar night.

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Good Samaritan Inadvertently Helped Fraud Suspect While Palo Alto Police Searched

A good Samaritan in Palo Alto inadvertently helped a wanted man evade capture for over four hours on Monday, after the suspect tried to pass a bad check at a bank, police said.

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KCBS Cover Story: Pepper Spray Use To Be Allowed At Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall Despite Opposition

Starting next week, wards at Santa Clara County juvenile hall will be permitted to use pepper spray to break up fights among minors amid criticism from teachers, counselors and judges who have spoken out against the use of painful eye irritant on children.

09/26/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple iPhone’s Bends And Bugs Raise Questions About Tim Cook’s Leadership

One week after making headlines with the biggest iPhone launch ever, Apple is now doing damage control with several high-profile gaffes from a buggy software update to reports that the new devices bend too easily.

09/26/2014

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Investigation of Noxious Gas At Mountain View Apartment Complex Reveals 2 Decomposing Bodies

Two decomposing bodies were found Wednesday inside the apartment that was the source of an unusual chemical odor that prompted authorities to evacuate the entire complex, said Mountain View police.

09/25/2014

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Bay Area Fire Crews Sent To Battle King Fire Near Lake Tahoe

As part of statewide mutual aid, the Santa Clara County Fire Department has sent a strike team, to El Dorado County’s King Fire, one of the largest wildfires burning in California.

09/17/2014

Chicago Bears v San Francisco 49ers

49ers Working With Transit Officials To Improve Post-Game Traffic Outside Levi’s Stadium

San Francisco’s 49ers are putting their heads together with Santa Clara transit officials in hopes of improving the horrible post-game traffic some fans were forced to endure last Sunday during the home opener.

09/16/2014

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2-Alarm Fire At San Jose Pallet Yard Considered Suspicious

Firefighters responded to a 2-alarm blaze at a lumber mill in San Jose Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

09/16/2014

EARTHQUAKE

App Developers Seek To Connect Smartphones And Devices With Earthquake Early-Warning System

In the wake of last month’s quake in Napa, app developers are trying to step in to help build out the state’s under-funded earthquake early-warning system.

09/15/2014

San Francisco 49ers v Dallas Cowboys

49ers President Avoids Direct Comment On Domestic Violence Controversy During Ethics In Sport Symposium

Moral character is a key factor the San Francisco 49ers consider in recruiting players, a top team official said Thursday, acknowledging the difficulty of accurately assessing how an athlete will ultimately behave on and off the field.

09/11/2014

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Apple Expected To Reveal iPhone 6 And ‘iWatch’

Apple is expected to take the wraps off several new consumer products on Tuesday morning—everything from new iPhones to a possible “ iWatch.”

09/09/2014

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