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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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Anderson Reservoir (Cal Fire)

Despite Drought, Aging Anderson Reservoir To Be Drained To Prevent ‘Catastrophic’ Flood

The idea of completely draining one of the Bay Area’s largest reservoirs of drinking water might be shocking to drought-conscious Californians. But that’s exactly what will happen next year when a seismic retrofit will begin at Anderson Dam and Reservoir near Morgan Hill.

03/21/2014

The Century 21 Dome Theater in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Film Buffs Push To Save ‘Cathedral-Like’ Domed Movie Theaters

The fate of three 50-year-old movie theaters in San Jose will be reviewed Tuesday night by the city council as some city leaders argue they are buildings that don’t deserve to be spared from demolition.

03/18/2014

Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

San Jose State Program Helps Ex-Offenders Expunge Criminal Records

Because of a criminal record that included welfare fraud and felony assault charges, San Jose resident Norma Burns found it almost impossible to get a good job.

03/14/2014

Officer Geoffrey Graves (San Jose Police Dept.)

Woman Allegedly Raped By SJ Police Officer Was In Country Illegally

New details are emerging from the investigation into a San Jose police officer who has been charged with raping a woman in a hotel, including that the victim was in the country illegally.

03/13/2014

Officer Geoffrey Graves (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Officer Accused Of Raping Woman In Hotel Room While On Duty

A San Jose police officer has been arrested and charged with raping a woman whom he had just dropped off at a hotel after responding to a domestic disturbance last year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

03/11/2014

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

2 Injured In San Jose House Fire, Crime Bars May Have Hindered Escape

Two people suffered serious burns in a fire at a home in San Jose early Friday morning, where crime bars on the windows and doors may have hindered their escape.

03/07/2014

Elon Musk testifies before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on National Security Space Launch Programs, March 5, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Tesla’s Elon Musk Uses Crisis In Ukraine To Tout His SpaceX Company

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Musk said his rival in the world of military satellites, United Launch Alliance, has rockets made partially in Russia.

03/06/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Highway Off-Ramp Closed After Woman’s Body Found On Road

An off-ramp on northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Jose was closed Tuesday morning due to a body found on the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

03/04/2014

A portion of the emergency room at San Jose Valley Medical Center is taped off, February 28, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Suspicious Substance Investigation Briefly Shuts Part Of San Jose Valley Medical Center

A San Jose Hazmat team responded to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center emergency room Friday morning after a patient was brought in with an unknown substance on hi clothing.

02/28/2014

San Jose firefighters say they removed the driver from this car from Santa Clara Ave, near the Shark Tank. (SJFD)

Storm’s Rising Waters Keeps San Jose Rescuers Busy

Friday morning’s storm kept San Jose firefighters and police busy as people, who found themselves trapped in rising waters, needed to be rescued.

02/28/2014

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