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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Antonio Guzman Lopez was fatally shot by a San Jose State University police officer on February 21, 2014. (CBS)

Body-Camera Evidence In Fatal San Jose Police Shooting Demonstrates What People See Can Still Be Divisive

As more police departments adopt body-worn cameras, many are finding they don’t always produce clear-cut evidence in officer-involved shootings and can actually be divisive.

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Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

South Bay Camp Child Molestation Suspect Known As ‘Papa Bear’ Investigated By Feds For Months, Had Deportation Amnesty

The Santa Clara County science camp counselor charged with child molestation had been the focus of a federal investigation into child exploitation months before his arrest – and was able to kept his work permit issued through a program for immigrants brought illegally into the country despite the probe.

05/22/2015

A screenshot of the YouTube Kids app download page. (CBS)

Google Taking More Heat From Consumer Groups Over YouTube Kids App

Google is taking more heat from consumer groups over its new YouTube Kids’ app who claim the content intended for toddlers is full of disturbing videos meant for mature audiences.

05/19/2015

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Reports Of Child Molestation Brings Private Investigator To Popular Camp For South Bay Kids

School leaders in Santa Clara County have hired an outside investigator to look into reports of child molestation at a local environmental camp for kids.

05/18/2015

The youth soccer park next to Levi's Stadium. (CBS)

Santa Clara City Council Rejects 49ers $3 Million Donation To Help Youth Sports

This comes after the 49ers withdrew their offer to pay $15 million for soccer fields near Levi’s Stadium, that the team had planned to use for VIP parking.

05/14/2015

water faucet

San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly Allotments

San Jose residents face mandatory water rationing with monthly allotments and the possibility of penalties if they go over their allowed amount as soon as mid-June.

05/12/2015

Caltrain (photo: Matt Bigler/ KCBS)

Caltrain Adds Rail Cars To Help Ease Overcrowded Commutes

Some of Caltrain’s newly-purchased rail cars went into service Monday to help alleviate the crowded transportation system.

05/11/2015

A new Apple Watch on display at the Apple Grand Central Station store on April 24, 2015 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Problems With Taptic Engine Slows Rollout Of Apple Watch

Tests revealed that some taptic engines supplied by AAC Technologies Holdings in China started to break down over time.

04/30/2015

San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow with Tim Flannery #1 of the San Francisco Giants before Stow yells “Play Ball!” before Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Injured Fan Bryan Stow To Throw Out First Pitch At San Jose Giants Home Opener

Stow, a lifelong Giants fan, has been on the road to recovery since a brutal attack outside Dodger Stadium in 2011.

04/16/2015

Unmanned aerial vehicle or drone purchased by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. (CBS)

Controversial Police Drone Inches Closer To Flight In San Jose

After several community meetings, a San Jose city commission has decided to endorse a controversial police drone. It’s an important step for police who hope to convince the public to buy-in.

04/09/2015

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