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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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The campus of San Jose State University (SJSU)

San Jose State Kicks Off $126 Construction Project To Add More Dorms

Construction is underway at San Jose State University where a new $126 million student dormitory tower is being built.

07/09/2014

(Screenshot image of video from Katie Heagerty Zazueta's FB)

‘Banana Pants Bandit’ In San Jose Is Caught On Camera Stealing Campaign Sign

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.

07/08/2014

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Workforce Expands At Tesla Motors, Company Is Hiring More Veterans

The Palo Alto company has more than 6,000 employees and 5 percent are currently American military veterans.

07/04/2014

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (CBS)

Massive $6.5 Billion Santa Clara Development Approved Near New 49ers Stadium

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.

07/03/2014

Washington Hospital in Fremont, California. (CBS)

Washington Hospital In Fremont Issues High Security Alert

Increased security measures are now in place at the hospital following the recent discovery of some suspicious materials there.

07/02/2014

(Chris Enright/Wikimedia Commons)

Caltrain Conductors Attacked In Mountain View, Passengers May Have Been Drunk

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.

06/30/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

06/27/2014

King City police cruiser. (CBS)

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.

06/27/2014

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Central Valley Farm Jobs Dry Up With California Drought

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.

06/26/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California Drought Hammering Central Valley Farms, Businesses

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.

06/25/2014

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