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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San Francisco 49ers v Dallas Cowboys

49ers President Avoids Direct Comment On Domestic Violence Controversy During Ethics In Sport Symposium

Moral character is a key factor the San Francisco 49ers consider in recruiting players, a top team official said Thursday, acknowledging the difficulty of accurately assessing how an athlete will ultimately behave on and off the field.

09/11/2014

(CBS/Matt Bigler)

Apple Expected To Reveal iPhone 6 And ‘iWatch’

Apple is expected to take the wraps off several new consumer products on Tuesday morning—everything from new iPhones to a possible “ iWatch.”

09/09/2014

A mountain lion. (National Park Service)

California’s Drought May Be A Factor In Cupertino Mountain Lion Attack; Wildlife Advocates Say

Amid the search for the mountain lion that mauled a six-year-old boy near a Cupertino Winery on Sunday, wildlife advocates say California’s drought may have been a factor in the attack.

09/08/2014

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Stanford Hospital Cancels Anthem Blue Cross Contract After Dispute, Thousands Without Coverage

Some 10,000 Anthem Blue Cross members are no longer covered at Stanford Health Care Hospital because of a contract dispute the where the hospital abruptly cancelled the Anthem’s contract.

09/08/2014

The Manteca goodwill store. (CBS)

San Jose Goodwill Worker’s Good Deed Gets Repaid After Finding $7,500 In Donated Suit Pocket

A San Jose Goodwill worker found $7,500 cash in a donated suit pocket and went through the painstaking process to return the money to the owner, who then repaid the organization a portion of those findings.

09/05/2014

Tweet purportedly by Krista Hodges, a teacher at Newark High School. (CBS)

Student Stands Up For Newark High School Teacher Who Made Threatening Tweets

Newark Memorial High School teacher Krista Hodges came under fire over tweets that included “I already wanna stab kids” and they “make my trigger finger feel itchy.”

09/03/2014

San Jose Fire Department fighting one-alarm fire in San Jose on September 3, 2014. (Craig Rose/Friends of SJ Firefighters)

Gas Meter Explodes, Starts One-Alarm Fire In San Jose

The fire was contained in less than an hour and along with evacuations, it did cause some road closures in the area.

09/03/2014

The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth project monitors for shaking on the San Andreas Fault (USGS)

Earthquake Lab Along San Andreas Fault May Shut Down Due To Lack Of Funding

A high-tech earthquake laboratory in the Central Valley, that has been studying the San Andreas Fault, is in danger of shutting down as funding has dried up for the unique lab in Parkfield.

09/01/2014

California classic license plates. (DMV)

Despite Criticism, Los Altos Adopts Controversial License Plate Surveillance Policy

After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.

08/29/2014

Davis' MRAP armored vehicle (CBS)

San Jose Police Returning Mine-Resistant Armored Truck To Feds Amid Militarization Debate

Amid a national debate over the militarization of the police, the San Jose Police Department has decided to return a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from the military surplus program.

08/29/2014

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