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.
Construction is underway at San Jose State University where a new $126 million student dormitory tower is being built.
A woman wearing bright yellow pants was recorded last week by surveillance cameras removing campaign sign from a San Jose family’s front yard in a video that has gone viral.
The Palo Alto company has more than 6,000 employees and 5 percent are currently American military veterans.
The Santa Clara city council on Wednesday enthusiastically approved the next steps for a massive development project right next to Levi’s Stadium that could change the face of the city.
Increased security measures are now in place at the hospital following the recent discovery of some suspicious materials there.
Two Caltrain conductors were attacked in Mountain View over the weekend by a pair of allegedly drunken passengers, but Caltrain says it will continue to allow alcohol on trains.
KCBS Cover Story Series: California’s Record Drought Taking Toll On Central Valley Farmers And Businesses
Cash registers in the Central Valley are seeing less activity these days because there’s less water. The state’s record drought is impacting farm towns in California’s Central Valley in a major way.
Monterey County Tow Company Owner Testifies He Conspired With Police Chief To Seize From Cars Unlicensed Latino Drivers
Prosecutors revealed details with devastating testimony from a witness Thursday on how a car-towing scheme that targeted mostly unlicensed Spanish-speaking drivers was allegedly masterminded by King City Police Sgt. Bobby Carrillo.
The effect of the drought on California’s agriculture industry has eliminated jobs for many farm workers, both migrants and people who call the Central Valley home year round.
California’s record drought is affecting just about everyone across the state but the Central Valley’s multibillion-dollar agricultural industry may be experiencing the impact the most.