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.
The increasing number of state prisoners being transferred to local jails has put a strain on counties throughout California, including Santa Clara, which has decided to move ahead with a plan to build a brand new jail.
Arson investigators were on on the scene where firefighters just knocked down a two-alarm fire in a carport at a duplex home on Weyburn Lane in San Jose Tuesday morning.
BART to San Jose’s construction project is almost a year ahead of schedule, but it will close the intersection of Sierra Rd. and Lundy Ave. for nine months of trench digging.
A decision to not play in a consolation football game has landed one of the Bay Area’s top high schools some stiff penalties.
Police said they shut down an illegal casino operating out of a home in San Jose on Tuesday where 15 gambling video machines, drugs and large amount of cash were seized.
San Jose is responding to the need for wildlife animal rescue volunteers by providing animal lovers search and rescue techniques for injured creatures at the city’s Animal Care Center.
A non-profit is pulling the plug on a free public WiFi network originally designed to help bridge the digital divide in Silicon Valley. As KCBS’s Matt Bigler reports the network’s monthly users have been falling off in recent years.
A letter is going out to parents in Morgan Hill about an incident this week involving three 8th grade girls sent to the hospital after taking excessive amounts of an over-the-counter cold medicine apparently for its intoxicating effects.
Caltrain’s Switch From Diesel Fuel To Electrification Will Cause ‘Significant’ Backups For Drivers; Report Shows
Drivers on the Peninsula may soon be waiting even longer at some train crossings, according to a new report on Caltrain’s switch to electrification.
Drivers are not the only ones excited about cheaper gas prices; transit agencies are also saving money on diesel fuel. But public transit ridership remains high despite the low fuel costs.