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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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A view of the charred remains of a building that used to house the KNTV news studios at Park Ave and Montgomery St. in San Jose. (CBS)

Homeless Squatters Occupied Former San Jose TV Station That Caught On Fire; 1 Reported Missing

A man who was among the homeless squatters occupying a building in downtown San Jose that was once the former home of the KNTV news station says a relative may have died in the fire.

04/14/2014

Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport

Southwest Airlines Adds Flights At Mineta San Jose As Airport Named 2nd Fastest-Growing In U.S.

Southwest Airlines began expanded service on from Mineta San José International Airport on Tuesday adding one daily nonstop flight to Denver, San Diego, Seattle and Orange County due to an increasing demand that’s led SJC to become one of the fastest growing hubs in the U.S.

04/08/2014

Pair of Burrowing Owls guard their nest

Feral Felines Threaten Endangered Owls That Nest In Mountain View

The claws came out this week as Mountain View cat lovers ripped apart a proposal to control the feral felines threatening the endangered burrowing owl and other birds at Shoreline Park.

04/03/2014

The San Jose State University 2013-14 men's basketball team (San Jose State)

San Jose State Men’s Basketball Team Expects Sanctions Over Academic Performance

The expected sanctions for the Spartans stem from the team’s Academic Progress Rate last year, and will include a ban from postseason play.

04/02/2014

Raytheon Corp., a Superfund site located in Mountain View, CA. (EPA)

Congresswoman Opens Inquiry Into EPA Toxic Cleanup In Silicon Valley

Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo wants to know more about the federal government’s cleanup of Superfund sites in Silicon Valley.

04/02/2014

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mountain View City Council Declaring Water Shortage

Car washes and water served at restaurants may soon be a thing of the past as the Mountain View City Council is likely to declare a “Stage 1″ water shortage emergency on Tuesday, due to the state’s ongoing drought.

04/01/2014

The overbite clam. (Cindy Brown/CALFED)

California Drought Creating Toxic Clams In San Francisco Bay

California’s ongoing drought is affecting much more than just drinking water supplies as scientists are looking into how declining rainfall may be increasing the toxicity of the San Francisco Bay.

03/27/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJ Police Arrest Man For Gang-Related Murder

an Jose police on Tuesday arrested a 35-year-old man in the gang-related murder on Jan. 14 of a San Jose man that the suspect did not know, a police spokesman said today.

03/27/2014

condoms

HIV On The Rise In San Jose Homeless Encampment Known As ‘The Jungle’

“The Jungle” has been described as one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation. Santa Clara County health officials say it’s become a breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases.

03/25/2014

Stanford Cardinal Logo

Stanford Student Groups Square Off On Free Speech, Debate Family Values

A controversial family values conference scheduled at Stanford University next month has sparked a free-speech debate on campus among student organizations.

03/24/2014

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