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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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New Homeless Storage Facility Is Helpful, But Only For Small Number Of People

June 21
By Matt Hoffman

Last week, a new storage center intended to help people who are homeless opened near downtown San Diego. Although it can hold belongings for up to 500 people, only a fraction of the storage units have been assigned.

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Final San Diego Voter Turnout For Primary Election Will Be Close To 40 Percent

June 15
By Matt Hoffman

As of Friday, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters reported voter turnout at 37.4 percent, with 99 percent of votes counted.

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San Diego County Fire Authority Looks Ahead To Summer Fire Season

June 14
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego County Fire Authority and Cal Fire said they have enough resources to deal with major fires at this time but are expecting those resources to get stretched.

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Vista Voters Will See Three Marijuana-Related Initiatives This November

June 13
By Matt Hoffman

A citizens' initiative to allow medical marijuana storefront shops has already qualified for the ballot and Tuesday night the Vista City Council voted to put a competing marijuana business and tax initiative to voters in November.

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New San Diego Storage Center Geared Toward Helping People Who Are Homeless

June 12
By Matt Hoffman

The city of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission are spending $1.4 million on a facility that will provide storage for up to 500 people for at least a year.

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Caltrans Is Putting Spikes On Coronado Bridge In Effort To Prevent Suicides

June 8
By Matt Hoffman

Caltrans said they hope to have the spikes put up along the bridge within a year, at an estimated cost of $100,000 to $300,000.

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New Program Will Guarantee Monthly Income For Some People Living In Stockton

June 7
By Alison St John, Matt Hoffman

If you were given $500 a month, with no strings attached, how would you spend it? That's what researchers in Stockton want to know.

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San Diego And Carlsbad: Two Different Approaches To Homelessness

June 7
By Alison St John, Matt Hoffman, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego City Council recently approved $2.5 million to keep three industrial tents sheltering hundreds of homeless people open, while Carlsbad is deploying two social workers to address a rising number of people living on the streets.

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San Diego Film Critics Give Summer Movie Recommendations

June 4
By Beth Accomando, Matt Hoffman, Maureen Cavanaugh

From blockbuster action movies to indie horror films, the summer movie season has something for everyone.

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After Years Of Back And Forth, Parking Laws For RVs Are Changing In Santee

May 25
By Matt Hoffman

The Santee City Council voted to update an old ordinance after people complained that oversized vehicles parking on streets was a safety hazard.

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