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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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.


Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Jail Inmates Getting Opportunity To File Grievances Anonymously

The Santa Clara County Sheriff has ordered grievance boxes be installed in his jails to allow inmates to file complaints anonymously.



BART To San Jose Project Goes Underground With $4.7B Tunnel

BART trains will be running all the way to San Jose by next year.


Mount Umunhum. (CBS)

Silicon Valley Getting Appropriately Hi-Tech Radar System To Predict Rain

A new high tech weather radar system is being rolled out in Silicon Valley that could more accurately predict which Bay Area communities will get wet.


VTA flex app

VTA Launches On-Demand Bus Service In San Jose

Starting Monday the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is launching an on-demand transit service called Flex, where riders can request shuttle buses using a smart phone app or on an Internet-connected computer.


Santa Clara County Jail

Racist Texts Uncovered In Probe Of Santa Clara County Jail Guards

The investigation into use of force by jail guards in Santa Clara County has revealed a series of racist and offensive text messages sent by deputies.




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