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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Gary Kremen (purissimawater.org)

Match.com Founder Narrowly Wins Seat On Santa Clara Water Board

Gary Kremen, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and founder of Match.com, won 51 percent of the vote on Tuesday night to get a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

11/06/2014

Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Caltrain Rolling Through Palo Alto Strikes And Kills 16-Year-Old Boy In Apparent Suicide

A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by a Caltrain early Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide. The unidentified victim was a student at Gunn High School.

11/04/2014

NSA.gov screen shot.

NSA Luring Stanford Students; Claims Rewards Outweigh Any Google-Apple Benefits

“We come in peace.” That was the message delivered by the head of the National Security Agency to a Silicon Valley crowd as the nation’s spy chief is searching for recruits.

11/04/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

2 Planned South Bay BART Stations Could Vanish Under Revised Plan

Plans to add four new stations to the Bay Area Rapid Transit system may get scaled back as part of a revision of the South Bay extension.

11/03/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Acknowledges He Is Gay And ‘Proud’

In what many see as a big step for American business and society, Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out publicly, announcing that he is “proud to be gay.”

10/30/2014

(Matt Bigler/CBS)

Stanford University Apologizes To Montana For An Official-Looking Voter Guide Mailed Out By Research Team

Stanford University apologized on Tuesday for a controversial political mailer it sent out to voters in several states that may have violated state election laws.

10/29/2014

A memorial for a Monta Vista high school sophomore struck and killed yesterday by a big rig in Cupertino. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Cupertino School Mourns Loss Of Student Fatally Struck By Big Rig

New details are emerging about Monday’s tragic accident in which a 15-year old boy was killed after being struck by a big rig while on his way to school.

10/28/2014

(Chris Enright/Wikimedia Commons)

Caltrain’s Electrification Could Dramatically Reshape Palo Alto’s Land Parcels

Caltrain wants to separate its train tracks from roadways, cars, pedestrians and cyclists as part of its electrification process, but the Mayor of Palo Alto says that would require some drastic land acquirement.

10/22/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Stanford Water Policy Forum Draws Facebook COO; Keynote Speech From Gov. Brown

California’s water shortages are drawing the attention of Silicon Valley and Governor Jerry Brown who gave a keynote speech at Stanford’s New Directions For U.S. Water Policy forum.

10/20/2014

west nile virus

West Nile Virus Cases Grow; State’s Record Drought Likely A Factor

This year is shaping up to be one of the worst for West Nile virus since 2005, both here in the Bay Area and across the state. Public health officials are attempting to figure out why but climate change and drought are likely factors.

10/20/2014

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