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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Library Patrons Racking Up Huge Fines In San Jose

Three people have fines of over $10,000 each for overdue books at San Jose’s library, but the city may be willing to forgive them, no questions asked.


An Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen through a microscope at an exhibition on Dengue fever on January 28, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Voracious Little Fish Keeping Zika Virus In Check

Santa Clara County’s insect control experts are working hard to make sure the Zika virus doesn’t make its way to Silicon Valley this summer, and a tiny fish is on the front lines.


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South Bay Transit Officials Troubled By Ridership Drop

There’s a transit mystery currently underway in Santa Clara County. Where have all the bus riders gone?

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Apple recently bought this former FedEx facility in Santa Clara that could be used for vehicle development. (Matt Bigler/KCBS)

Possible Apple Car Facilities Being Named After Greek Gods

Apple has reportedly purchased several buildings in San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, giving many of them codenames from Greek mythology.


Kepler space telescope, NASA, planets

NASA Ames Scientists Scramble To Save Kepler Space Telescope 75-Million Miles Away

Scientists at the NASA Ames center at Moffett Field scrambled to save a telescope that went into emergency mode 75 million miles away.


South Bay Tech Work

Some Silicon Valley Workers Taking Less Money For More Stability

According to a survey from the job website Woo, the salaries being asked for by tech workers have dropped by almost 13 percent since the end of last year.


Hoover Tower, Stanford University (credit: Randy Yagi)

Stanford Sex Assaults Underestimated In Survey, Students Say

Stanford students say a previous survey dramatically underestimates the extent of the sexual assault problem on campus, and are calling for a new one following the conviction of a prominent swim team member.


San Francisco Food Bank (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Second Harvest Food Bank Sees Fewer Donations As Demand Rises

It’s a double whammy for the Second Harvest Food Bank. One of the Bay Area’s largest food providers is seeing a slump in donations while the demand is higher than ever.


Police at Crime Scene

Santa Clara Police Officer’s Indecent Exposure Arrest Kept Under Wraps For Months

The case of a Santa Clara police sergeant being arrested for alleged indecent exposure has been kept under wraps by officials for nearly a year.


homeless people sleep in cars parked along a street. (CBS SF)

Homeless Families Living In Cars Finding Safe Haven At South Bay Churches

The Bay Area’s sky-high housing prices have forced many low-income families to live out of their cars, but they run the risk of being asked to move. Now, some hassle free parking is being offered by a San Jose church.



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