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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

Group Of San Diego Students Use Computer Code To Make Art

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Pushing past the edge of technology and art — students at High Tech High's Media Art Center learn how to make art one line of computer code at a time.

Computer Science Program Opens World To Hoover High Students

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More than 80 students at the City Heights high school participate in the "Hour of Code" program.

San Diego Officers Seize 132,000 Marijuana Plants in 2014

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As part of their efforts to combat local cannabis trafficking, officers arrested 129 suspects so far in 2014.

San Diego Unified, YMCA Want To Put Swimming Pools At Schools

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The idea grew out of an effort that started in 2009 to have the YMCA help build an aquatics center at Pacific Beach Middle School.

State Of The District: Board President Puts San Diego Schools In Positive Light

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San Diego Unified School Board President Kevin Beiser highlights recent success stories in the annual state of the district speech.

Ferguson-Fueled Protests Continue Wednesday Night In San Diego

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Around 150 people marched through City Heights and North Park on Wednesday night in a peaceful protest to oppose a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for shooting and killing a black unarmed teenager.

As Winds Flare Up Across San Diego County, Fire Officials Heed Lessons From Bernardo Fire

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The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning and a high wind warning for the San Diego region Monday. Fire officials also got a warning - in the form of a report with 90 recommendations based on their performance during May's Bernardo fire.

Farm To School Program Broadens Palates Of San Diego Students

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The San Diego Unified School District credits its Farm to School program for the improvement of its cafeteria food. The district feeds more than 100,000 students and 15 percent of their produce is grown locally.

How One 72-Year-Old Aims To Stop Bullies

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Difference Makers International, a bullying prevention nonprofit, put 3,000 Chula Vista high school kids in a room to hash out bullying problems.

White House Conference For High School Counselors Kicks Off At SDSU

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The conference is aimed at helping high school counselors motivate more students to get college degrees.

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