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.
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.
The last thing you want on a cold winter morning is a cold shower, but that’s exactly what residents of a San Jose apartment complex had to deal with for nearly a week after a large tree fell over last week, knocking out gas and hot water service.
Several dozen people stood outside in line before dawn at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Jose, as California began taking driver’s license applications from illegal immigrants.
Santa Clara Co. Health Care Workers Seek Homeless Who Refuse Shelter To Bring Them Blankets, Supplies
There’s a push to get Santa Clara County’s homeless in from the below-freezing cold. Health care workers are working to bring warm clothing, blankets and supplies to those who refuse to seek adequate shelter.
Two parked cars burst into flames early Tuesday mornng in San Jose amid a police investigation of similar car fires in the same area last week.
$350 gift cards were handed out this week to the 11 guards who keep watch at Palo Alto train tracks as part of the city’s Track Watch program.