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.
Mayor Chuck Reed, along with four other mayors from around the state, have submitted the ballot initiative to the state Attorney General.
Though there are still some concerns about traffic congestion in the area, the Cupertino City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the 2.8-million-square-foot project, with a final vote still to come next month.
While Santa Clara is leading the state when it comes to surging real estate values—largely due to the booming local tech economy, there’s growing concern the new housing projects may be built on a bubble.
A South Bay jury that found three schoolgirls and their parents liable for defaming a Catholic school teacher they branded as a “perv,” is about to decide how much one of the students should pay in punitive damages.
The decision to drop elective abortion coverage from the Santa Clara University health insurance plan surprised some faculty, who say the move goes against the school’s tradition of openness.
The City of Mountain View may shut off Google’s free Wi-Fi internet service at the public library, as complaints about slow speeds and reliability mount.
California earthquake monitoring may be taking a hit during the partial federal government shutdown. In Menlo Park doors were locked as all but 43 of 8,600 full-time staffed geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey were furloughed.
The San Jose City Council voted on Tuesday to set an even higher bar for its vending machines by requiring them to be stocked with healthier snacks.
The shutdown of the federal government could slow San Jose’s ongoing efforts to bring the Oakland A’s downtown. The city’s lawsuit against Major League Baseball may be delayed due to court closures.
Only 3% of NASA employees in highly select positions would be allowed to stay on the job – for example those involved with the International Space Station – or those involved in jobs deemed necessary for safety and security.