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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

La Mesa Oktoberfest Celebrates 42 Years Of Beer, Bratwurst

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Oktoberfest is about more than Germany in La Mesa.

San Diego’s Sherman Heights Community Fights To Ensure Street Repairs Continue

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San Diego streets need repairing, and the Sherman Heights community is fighting to make sure they continue.

San Diego Chargers Take School Children Shopping For Shoes

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San Diego Chargers players, known for being tough on the gridiron, showed their soft side while helping elementary school children pick out new shoes.

School Lockdowns In San Diego Unified Hit Record High For A Single Day

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Responding to telephoned threats on Thursday, San Diego Unified locked down the most schools at once in their history.

SDSU Professor, Student Use Internet Marketing To Fight Human Trafficking

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A San Diego Diego State professor and graduate student are fighting human trafficking by using the same internet marketing tools used by Google and Facebook.

Summer Storm Douses San Diego County

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A late-summer storm drenched the San Diego area Tuesday, delivering welcome rain to the drought-weary region while ushering in a spate of traffic accidents and some scattered flooding.

San Diego's Morse High School Hosts 9/11 Rally For Peace

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While many of the students are too young to remember 9/11, organizers say the day is an important opportunity to talk about peace.

Downtown San Diego Gets First Charter Elementary School

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More than 400 students from kindergarten to eighth grade are scheduled to start school at the Urban Discovery Academy’s new 37,000-square-foot building.

San Diego DA: Increase In DUIs Made For 'Summer Of Shame'

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Law enforcement officials in San Diego expressed serious concerns over an increase in the number of alcohol-related fatal crashes this summer.

East County High Schoolers Spotlight Liquor Store Rule Violations

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Possibly every liquor store within a mile and a half of Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley is violating ABC rules, according to the East County Youth Coalition.

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