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Matt Hoffman

General Assignment Reporter

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Matt Hoffman works in the KPBS newsroom as a general assignment reporter covering a variety of stories in San Diego.

He graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. While attending SDSU, Matt was general manager of KCR College Radio. In 2016, while Matt was serving as GM, the station was named Best College Station in the Nation by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). In 2017, he received the IBS Golden Microphone for Best Station Manager as well as awards for his hockey and baseball commentaries in 2014, 2015, and 2017.

Matt is no stranger to KPBS; before reporting he worked as a part-time assistant in the newsroom while attending San Diego State. He also currently works at NBC San Diego as a writer and editor for their weekend morning shows. Prior to joining KPBS as a reporter, Matt spent time interning at NBC San Diego, Fox Sports San Diego, The Mighty 1090, 97 Rock, and 1270 TheFan.

Recent Stories by Matt Hoffman

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UC San Diego Celebrates Naturalist John Muir's Life

April 23
By Matt Hoffman

UC San Diego's second college was named after Muir 50 years ago and on Monday, the university is hosting a symposium dedicated to the naturalist.

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Caltrans: Trash Is Piling Up Along San Diego Highways

April 19
By Matt Hoffman

Caltrans said since last July it has picked up over 30,000 cubic yards of trash and debris, where it normally sees upwards of 22,000 cubic yards per year.

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Solana Beach Continues Push To Fill City Council Seats After Recent Resignations

April 17
By Matt Hoffman

Solana Beach is accepting applications to fill former Mayor Ginger Mashall's council seat after filling the vacancy left by Councilman Mike Nichols last week.

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Proposed Changes To Food Stamp Program Could Impact San Diegans

April 16
By Matt Hoffman

A Republican-drafted Farm Bill is proposing mandatory work or job training for people who receive federal food aid, which could impact around 25,000 people in San Diego County.

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Federal Prosecutors Targeting Fentanyl Dealers During Opioid Crisis

April 12
By Matt Hoffman

Recently, the U.S. Attorney's Office brought charges against three opioid dealers after they sold fentanyl to someone who had a fatal overdose.

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San Diego Promises Safety Upgrades For Dangerous Intersections

April 11
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Councilman Chris Ward, members of Circulate San Diego and other transportation advocates gathered Wednesday at the San Diego City Hall Concourse to reaffirm their commitment to pedestrian safety, starting with safety upgrades at 15 intersections.

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Rally Against Supervisor's Meeting To Discuss Lawsuit Against California's 'Sanctuary' Laws

April 10
By Matt Hoffman

Next week the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is looking at joining the Trump Administration's lawsuit against California's so-called sanctuary state laws. Tuesday supporters of SB-54 voiced opposition to the closed session meeting.

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San Diego's Flu Season Still Going Strong; Hepatitis A Outbreak Not Over

April 9
By Matt Hoffman

County health officials said San Diego's flu season is lasting longer than usual this year, and despite the hepatitis A public health emergency declared over, the outbreak is continuing.

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Escondido Council Vote 4-1 In Favor Of Supporting Trump's Sanctuary Lawsuit

April 4
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The Escondido City Council Wednesday voted 4-1 in favor of adopting a resolution supporting the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California's so-called sanctuary laws.

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San Diego Rolls Out A Digital Water Meter Tester Following News Of Overcharges

April 2
By Matt Hoffman

The city of San Diego said they have been looking to buy a new water-meter testing machine since 2014. They spent $400,000 to get one after people complained of high water bills.

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