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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

Marines Rededicate Garden Honoring Fallen Service Members

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After a 40-year hiatus, the Gold Star garden at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is rededicated to honor service members killed in combat.

Century-Old Bell Installed At Future Home Of San Diego School

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The Urban Discovery Academy will move its school to 14th and F streets in downtown San Diego in September. The school accepted a $30,000 bell on Monday.

CSU San Marcos Class of 2015 Reflects Campus' Effort To Help Underserved

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Most members of Cal State San Marcos' class of 2015 beat the odds getting their degrees. The majority in caps and gowns are first-generation college students.

San Diego County Remembers Slain Officers

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Hundreds came to memorialize all of the San Diego County officers who died in the line of duty.

Video Game Minecraft Now Part Of El Cajon School Curriculum

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One of the world’s most popular video games is now an enticing educational tool for an El Cajon school.

San Diego Bicycle Coalition Rides Into Bike Month

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San Diego County’s bike month is off to a rolling start and some of San Diego’s political heavy hitters are along for the ride.

San Diego Community College Program Puts Elite Universities Within Reach

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Qualifying for a top-tier university can be difficult, but three community colleges have a way in.

College-Bound Students Learn Options At San Diego Fair

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More than 6,000 college hopefuls attended the event at the San Diego Convention Center.

Vigil Scheduled At UCSD For Victims Of Nepal Earthquake

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Two San Diego-based relief organizations are gearing up to provide assistance to the region.

Barrio Logan's Chicano Park Celebrates 45 Years

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Chicano Park Day memorializes a conflict and celebrates a community.

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