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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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A student at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto receives her brand shoes from the organization My New Red Shoes. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Peninsula Non-Profit Provides Brand New Pair Of Shoes To Low Income Students

The organization My New Red Shoes offered a pair of new shoes and a gift certificate to Old Navy to students at Cesar Chavez Academy, before the start of the school year.

08/14/2014

Leah Francis (with bullhorn) leads a protest at Stanford University, June 12, 2014. (CBS)

Alaska District Attorney Will Not Bring Charges In Sexual Assault Case Involving Stanford Student

District Attorney James Scott said there is insufficient evidence to prove that 21-year-old senior Leah Francis was raped by her ex-boyfriend in his home in Alaska over winter break.

08/13/2014

Jordan Stewart of the San Jose Earthquakes in action against the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium on May 7, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Security Stepped Up For First Sporting Event At Levi’s Stadium; 45,000 Expected At Earthquakes-Sounders Match

The Santa Clara Police Department will have an extra 100 officers on hand, and sheriff’s deputies will not only be patrolling the stadium, but VTA light trains as well.

07/31/2014

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Teen Boy Tied Up During Home Invasion Robbery in San Jose’s Almaden Valley Neighborhood

Police are investigating a home-invasion robbery that happened on Wednesday afternoon in which a teenage boy was tied up in the Almaden Valley neighborhood in San Jose.

07/31/2014

Christina Puckett (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department)

Missing Woman Found After Hiking On Mt. Hamilton In Santa Clara County

A missing woman has been found safe after she went hiking on Mt. Hamilton in Santa Clara County with her husband Wednesday night, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

07/31/2014

49ers' Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, July 26, 2014. (photo credit: Andre Torrez)

49ers Tweak Traffic And Parking Plans For Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium After Open House Event

With open house festivities behind them, the 49ers are making some last-minute alterations to their parking and traffic plans for Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

07/29/2014

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Both Directions Of Highway 85 Reopened In Cupertino After Downed Power Lines Snarled Traffic

Downed power lines have caused a complete closure of a section Highway 280 in Cupertino Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

07/28/2014

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Firefighters Investigate 2-Alarm Fire At San Jose Middle School

Firefighters are responding to a two-alarm fire at a San Jose middle school Thursday morning, fire officials said.

07/24/2014

A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Residents Can’t Be Fined For Allowing Lawns To Turn Brown During Drought

The bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week prohibits homeowner associations from penalizing residents who fail to water their lawns during the drought.

07/23/2014

San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

Family Of Student Who Committed Suicide At San Jose State Files Multi-Million Dollar Claim

The family of 18-year-old Brenden Tiggs, who was found dead in his dorm room on February 9, claims the university did not do enough to prevent his death.

07/17/2014

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