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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

Students Ask San Diego Unified For More Structure In Discipline Program

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The success of a discipline program at Crawford High School has students asking for an expansion.

Student Robotic Submarine Competition Takes To The Water In Point Loma

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College students from universities as far flung as India are competing in the 18th International RoboSub Competition.

Special Olympic Athletes Visit San Diego On Way To World Games

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Special Olympics athletes and coaches came to San Diego on Tuesday as they prepare for the World Games in Los Angeles. They will join more than 6,000 other athletes from 165 countries.

UC San Diego Health Buys Naming Rights To Trolley Line

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The Metropolitan Transit System board of directors unanimously voted to enter into a 30-year agreement giving UCSD naming rights to two on-campus trolley stops.

San Diego's Voices For Children Honored For Helping LGBT Foster Children

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Voices for Children is the first group of its kind to be awarded the Human Rights Campaign's "All Children - All Families" seal of recognition.

Multitasking at Comic-Con — There's An App For That

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A new app is being billed as"Uber for queueing up," and it's helping costumed superheroes and their fans at San Diego's annual pop cultural festival.

Barrio Logan Wants In On Comic-Con Spotlight

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Business owners in the San Diego neighborhood said they don't benefit from the international event so they're hosting Chicano-Con.

2,000 Health Care Workers, Educators Gather In San Diego To Talk Childhood Obesity

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The three-day Childhood Obesity Conference attracted people like Chelsea Clinton and Tom Torlakson, the state's superintendent of public instruction.

San Diego STEM Conference Focuses On Gender, Diversity

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U.S. News and World Report’s STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference is addressing the challenge of how to get more female and minority students interested in science.

School Is Out But Hunger Lingers For Some San Diego Kids

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For students who rely on school lunch meals, having enough to eat during summer break can be challenging.

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