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.
A big-rig that took out traffic signals on Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose Tuesday morning has prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-alert for the affected area.
Flags flew at half-staff on Friday at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View as the space agency honored the astronauts who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is an annual “Day of Remembrance.”
Copper thieves have struck once again in the Bay Area, this time ripping out copper wiring from a VTA light rail train station in San Jose, but this time authorities have taken to social media to try and catch the thief.
Although the investigation is ongoing, police said it appears the fire at Sims Metal Management in December was intentionally set.
As the drought in California continues, 17 communities throughout the state could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said.
The state-wide drought is not just impacting humans. Wildlife Emergency Services in Moss Landing says they’re getting some out of the ordinary phone calls about wild animals venturing into urban areas in a desperate search for food and water.
The maker of Candy Crush Saga, one of the most popular apps across Facebook and on mobile devices, has obtained a trademark from the European Union for the word “Candy.”
Police in Santa Cruz arrested a man Monday on suspicion of possessing child pornography after finding many images in his home of children as young as toddler age engaged in sexual activity.
Friends and family held a vigil on Saturday near the near the light-rail tracks in San Jose where 14-year-old Danika Tyler Garcia was killed on Saturday when she was struck by a train while riding her bicycle to school on Friday.
The “Freedom Train” from San Jose to San Francisco commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a civil rights march will ride again next year as enough people came forward at the last minute to purchase tickets.