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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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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South Bay Politician Wants To Consider Desalinating Water Despite Environmental Concerns

Despite environmental concerns, the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors says cities and counties should seriously consider using desalination technology to supply desperately needed drinking water.

04/06/2015

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Former Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Shirakawa Sentenced To Community Service On Fraud Charges

A Superior Court judge sentenced disgraced former Santa Clara County Superivsor George Shirakawa to 45 days community service for sending out a fraudulent campaign mailer in 2010.

04/03/2015

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Man With Machete Smashes Car In San Jose Neighborhood Before Lighting Things On Fire

A man armed with a machete has been arrested in the South Bay after some frightening moments in a San Jose neighborhood Sunday morning. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident.

03/30/2015

Stuffed lion found in Dora Martha Jimenez Zepeda's San Jose apartment. (CBS)

San Jose Woman Sentenced After State Officials Find Illegal Stuffed Wildlife In Her Apartment

42-year-old Dora Zepeda was found to have more than 50 stuffed and mounted animals in her apartment, many of them illegally.

03/18/2015

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

SJPD To Begin Wearing Body Cams Later This Year; Release Details On Drone Use

San Jose’s police department says it will begin field testing cameras on about a dozen officers in September with full implementation a year later. They also said they won’t roll out drone technology until 2017.

03/17/2015

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Environmentalists Sue Santa Clara County For Right To ‘Opt Out’ Of Mosquito Fogging

A fight over mosquito fogging is brewing in Santa Clara County as environmental activists are suing the county to allow residents to opt-out of the spraying of pesticides.

03/11/2015

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Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time Employees

Apple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.

03/03/2015

Officer Geoffrey Graves (San Jose Police Dept.)

Case of San Jose Police Officer Accused Of Raping Undocumented Immigrant Goes To Court

The case of a San Jose police officer accused of raping an undocumented immigrant while on duty was in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Monday, although the accused did not appear.

03/02/2015

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