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.
Two parked cars burst into flames early Tuesday mornng in San Jose amid a police investigation of similar car fires in the same area last week.
$350 gift cards were handed out this week to the 11 guards who keep watch at Palo Alto train tracks as part of the city’s Track Watch program.
Some residents have reported seeing a gold-colored van following delivery trucks, then waiting for packages to be dropped off.
Two power poles came down on two different mobile homes in South San Jose Monday morning. In addition, a transformer damaged a third mobile home, but everyone escaped injury according to the fire department.
A splinter group of about 50 former residents of San Jose’s homeless encampment—“The Jungle”, are bracing for yet another eviction by the city.
San Jose firefighters knocked down a large trash fire Tuesday morning in the former homeless encampment known as “The Jungle.” It was second overnight fire, officials said.
Many of the homeless evicted from San Jose’s “Jungle” encampment last week have begun moving to a new area in the city. Tents and tarps are seen in a wooded area along Tully Road as some are claiming a new stretch of Coyote Creek as home, at least for now.
A man who was shot outside a bar in downtown San Jose Sunday night is fighting for his life after an apparent dispute between 49ers and Raiders fans.
While the homeless residents that lived in “the Jungle” and their advocates are unhappy with their eviction from the makeshift encampment, many nearby residents and businesses are expressing relief that the city of San Jose is finally shutting down what they say is a constant source of blight and pollution.
10-Year-Old Who Lived In The Jungle Homeless Encampment In San Jose – ‘Leave Us Alone And Let Us Stay’
Arbelia Noah has been living with her mother during the day at “The Jungle” and calls the decision to force them to move “messed up.”