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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

California Teachers Union, School Boards Oppose Dyslexia Testing Bill

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California School Board Association, Special Education Local Plan Area and the California Teachers Association oppose a bill that would make dyslexia screening compulsory.

Coast Guard, Fed Operation Results In Massive Cocaine Seizure

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Federal officials have seized more than 56,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific only six months into the new year.

San Diego State Focuses On Sexual Violence Awareness

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"Take Back The Week" is a series of events that includes film screenings, art and discussions on masculinity.

Nation's School Districts Take A Seat At San Diego Unified's Table

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Food service officials from 30 school districts stopped by Crawford High School to learn more about the farm-to-school program.

Hundreds Protest Vaccine Exemptions Ban In San Diego

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More than 250 protesters marched in downtown San Diego to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 277.

Rady Family Donates $100M To Namesake School Of Management

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UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management announced Wednesday a $100 million donation from Evelyn and Ernest Rady, and the Rady Family Foundation.

San Diego Catholics Observe The Crucifixion On Good Friday

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San Diego Catholics re-enacted the crucifixion at a Barrio Logan church on Good Friday.

58 High Schools Gather In San Diego For Robotics Competition

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High school robotics teams are taking over the Valley View Casino Center for three days for the spirited San Diego Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

San Diego Observes 50th Anniversary Of Chávez's Grape Strike

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Six weeks of celebrations honoring the life of César Chávez started Monday with a community breakfast commemorating the 1965 Delano Grape Strike.

Head Start Workers Picket In San Marcos Over Stalled Contract Talks

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More than 200 union workers picketed over the contract negotiations with the nonprofit that runs Head Start programs in North County. Workers say a plan to raise their insurance costs will cut their pay to below minimum wage.

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