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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 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.

Demonstrators Urge San Diego Congressional Reps To Vote Yes On Iran Nuclear Deal

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A group of 20 demonstrators protested Wednesday outside of Rep. Susan Davis’s local office in favor of the proposed Iran nuclear deal.

Hoover High’s Cardinal Camp Helps Jump-Start School For Freshmen

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Surviving the transition from middle school to high school can be awkward and intimidating for many students. Hoover High School in City Heights has a solution —it's called Cardinal Camp.

San Diego Protesters Demand 'No' Vote On Free Trade Pact

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A group of protesters called on Representatives Susan Davis and Scott Peters to explain their stances on a proposed free trade pact.

SeaWorld San Diego's Killer Whale Gets An Electrocardiogram

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How do you give an 8,000-pound killer whale an electrocardiogram? It involves suction cups.

City Heights Gets $3.1M Grant To Renovate YMCA Building

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The funding from the state Department of Housing and Community Development comes on top of funding last year that will pay for construction of a skate park at the site — Park De La Cruz on Landis Street.

San Diego Teachers Trade Tips, Tricks At California Teachers Summit

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Teachers share education techniques at the statewide California Teachers Summit.

Elevated Surf, Strong Rip Currents Expected Along San Diego County Coastline

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The National Weather Service said the long-period southwest swell that was creating conditions favorable for rip currents and elevated surf was expected to decrease through Thursday.

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.

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