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Matthew Bowler

Education Reporter

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Matthew Bowler is an award-winning journalist from San Diego. As KPBS’ education reporter, Bowler aims to create compelling stories that have a positive impact on San Diego.

Bowler comes from a long line of San Diego journalists. Both his father and grandfather worked as journalists covering San Diego. He is also a third generation San Diego State University graduate, where he studied art with a specialty in painting and printmaking.

Bowler moved to the South of France after graduating from SDSU. While there he participated in many art exhibitions. The newspaper “La Marseillaise” called his work “les oeuvres impossible” or “the impossible works.”

After his year in Provence, Bowler returned to San Diego and began to work as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines. Some years later, he discovered his passion for reporting the news, for getting at the truth, for impacting lives. Bowler is privileged to have received many San Diego Press Club Awards along with two Emmy's.

Recent Stories

San Diego Deputies Offer Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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Holiday shopping will soon be at a fever pitch and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday reminded shoppers to take steps to be safe.

Solana Beach Students Help Fight Global Hunger

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Students and parents at Santa Fe Christian School in Solana Beach spent Friday packing meals to help feed starving children in Africa.

Annual Pie Sale To Benefit San Diego AIDS Patients

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The annual bake sale benefits Mama’s Kitchen, which provides meals to people suffering from HIV/AIDS and cancer.

Cal State Faculty Votes In Favor Of Authorizing Strike

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The union that represents faculty, counselors, librarians and coaches at the 23 California State University campuses announced Wednesday that members have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations fail.

Report: More Than Half Of San Diego County’s Muslim Students Bullied

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More than half of the Muslim students in San Diego County say they are bullied because of their faith, according to new study by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Sally Ride Science Becomes Part Of UC San Diego

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UC San Diego said it will continue what Sally Ride and her co-founders started — an ambitious effort to make science, technology, engineering and math education more accessible to young women and historically underrepresented students.

San Diego Unified Expands Farm To School Food Program

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San Diego Unified School District wants its students to remember cafeteria food fondly, so changes are afoot.

Environmental Educators In San Diego To Teach Awareness

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An Environmental education conference in San Diego is focusing on teaching the facts not the politics of the environment.

Brown Signs Bill To Help Identify Dyslexic Students

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Gov. Brown signed a bill designed to help dyslexic children, but proponents say more needs to be done.

Controversial Target Store Opens In Historic San Diego Neighborhood

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Target has opened a small store in South Park, but neighbors and business owners are cautious.

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