KCBS’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.
In a possible sign that the booming Bay Area economy could be slowing, layoffs at hi-tech companies have more than doubled in the early months of 2016.
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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.
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.
There’s a transit mystery currently underway in Santa Clara County. Where have all the bus riders gone?
Apple has reportedly purchased several buildings in San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, giving many of them codenames from Greek mythology.
Scientists at the NASA Ames center at Moffett Field scrambled to save a telescope that went into emergency mode 75 million miles away.
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.
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.
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.