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 Jose Woman From The Philippines Deals With Nearly A Week Of No Hot Water At Apartment With Ease

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.

01/05/2015

Dozens of undocumented immigrants applying for AB60 driver's licenses at San Jose DMV on January 2, 2015. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Undocumented Immigrants In San Jose Begin Seeking Driver’s Licenses Under New AB 60 Law

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.

01/02/2015

Tully Road homeless encampment in San Jose (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

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.

12/31/2014

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3 Overnight Car Fires In Campbell, San Jose May Be Linked To Others Last Week

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.

12/30/2014

A guard at a Palo Alto train crossing. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Palo Alto Community Pitches In For Holiday Gifts For 11 Guards Who Watch Dangerous Train Crossings

$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.

12/24/2014

FedEx courier David Kramer pulls a hand truck with packages as he makes a delivery in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Grinch Strikes In San Jose As Neighborhood Hit With Rash Of Package Thefts

Some residents have reported seeing a gold-colored van following delivery trucks, then waiting for packages to be dropped off.

12/18/2014

A power poll sticks through the roof of a carport in South San Jose (CBS)

2 Downed Power Poles, Transformer Damage 3 Mobile Homes In South San Jose

Two power poles came down on two different mobile homes in South San Jose Monday morning. In addition, a transformer damaged a third mobile home, but everyone escaped injury according to the fire department.

12/15/2014

Tully Road homeless encampment in San Jose (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

San Jose’s Homeless Brace For Another Round Of Outdoor Encampment Evictions

A splinter group of about 50 former residents of San Jose’s homeless encampment—“The Jungle”, are bracing for yet another eviction by the city.

12/09/2014

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San Jose Firefighters Knock Down Overnight Fires In The Former ‘Jungle’ Homeless Encampment

San Jose firefighters knocked down a large trash fire Tuesday morning in the former homeless encampment known as “The Jungle.” It was second overnight fire, officials said.

12/09/2014

Trash dumped at a homeless encampment near Tully Road. (KCBS)

Some Of The Jungle’s Evicted Homeless Already Setting Up Nearby Camp In San Jose

Many of the homeless evicted from San Jose’s “Jungle” encampment last week have begun moving to a new area in the city. Tents and tarps are seen in a wooded area along Tully Road as some are claiming a new stretch of Coyote Creek as home, at least for now.

12/08/2014

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