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.
High levels of dangerous bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease were detected in the water system at Santa Clara County’s new crime lab, county officials said.
San Jose State University has reversed plans to eliminate courses in the upcoming spring semester due to budget cuts. While the classes slated for removal are back in the catalog, some building improvements will be delayed.
Dozens of needy families camped out Thursday night in front of the Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose while hundreds more waited to sign up for holiday food boxes for Thanksgiving and toys for Christmas.
The San Jose Police Department is temporarily reassigning many of its officers to work patrol duty as overall staff levels continue to drop due to retirements and resignations.
A new report finds that nearly two million people in California could qualify for tax subsidies under the new Affordable Care Act. The study comes as the federal insurance website faces a new round of criticism on the Capitol Hill.
San Francisco and Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier is pushing for greater oversight of the National Security Agency as well as whistleblower protections for NSA contractors like Edward Snowden.
Google’s executive chairman has called the alleged spy tracking of communication data by the National Security Agency “outrageous” and potentially illegal, according to a published report.
About 145 low-income and disabled seniors living at mobile home park in San Jose face the possibility of being evicted as the owner considers selling the property to a developer of market-rate condominiums.
Mayor Chuck Reed, along with four other mayors from around the state, have submitted the ballot initiative to the state Attorney General.
Though there are still some concerns about traffic congestion in the area, the Cupertino City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the 2.8-million-square-foot project, with a final vote still to come next month.