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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

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.

San Diego County Looks To Law Enforcement To Fight Truancies

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Supervisors Bill Horn and Dianne Jacob say unexcused school absences are a problem for San Diego County’s unincorporated areas, and they want to work with the sheriff to fix the problem.

Downtown San Diego Businesses Gear Up For Comic-Con

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Downtown San Diego is beginning to show signs that Comic-Con will soon arrive.

UC San Diego Report: More Bikes, Less Parking Is Better For Business

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Researchers at UC San Diego’s Active Living Institute looked at cities all over the globe, and found increased retail activity in cities designed for physical activity.

San Diego Teen Arrested In Connection With Bomb Threats, 'Swatting' Incidents

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A San Diego teen arrested in connection with three separate bomb threats made against Point Loma High School April 5 and 6 was linked to an online group suspected of making similar threats across the United States and Canada, police said Thursday.

First 5 San Diego Shows Families How To Eat Healthy

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A San Diego organization hosted a healthy food event in La Mesa with the hopes of expanding young palates and encouraging parents to give their children quality food.

City Heights High School Helps Refugees Become Graduates

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A young man goes from living in a refugee camp in Thailand to graduating from Crawford high school graduate and the special San Diego School District program that helps immigrant students graduate.

San Diego Bicyclists Ask SANDAG For More Bike Lanes

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The San Diego Association of Governments heard from riders and business owners about changes on University Avenue for bicyclists.

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