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Matthew Bowler

Video Journalist

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Matthew Bowler is an award-winning journalist from 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 by Matthew Bowler

San Diego Sports Program Teaches Teens Life Lessons Throu...

San Diego Sports Program Teaches Teens Life Lessons Through Cycling

Feb. 13
By Matthew Bowler

San Diego VeloYouth program teaches students life lessons on and off the bike at Balboa Park.

La Mesa Police Officer Shown Body Slamming Teenage Girl I...

La Mesa Police Officer Shown Body Slamming Teenage Girl In Facebook Video Is Reassigned

Jan. 22
By City News Service, Matthew Bowler, Megan Burks

Dozens of students and community members protested Monday after a La Mesa police officer was shown roughly slamming a teenage girl to the ground in a video posted to Facebook this weekend.

Advocacy Group Organizes Conference To Fight California's...

Advocacy Group Organizes Conference To Fight California's Gang Conspiracy Laws

July 31, 2017
By Claire Trageser, Matthew Bowler

Organizers from the advocacy group Pillars of the Community are planning a conference this weekend to give attendees tools to fight gang documentation laws.

Globe's New 'Robin Hood!' Stages Swordplay In The Round

Globe's New 'Robin Hood!' Stages Swordplay In The Round

July 13, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Errol Flynn defined the swashbuckling heroics of Robin Hood in the 1938 film "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Now the Old Globe takes inspiration from that movie for its newly commissioned play by Ken Ludwig, "Robin Hood!"

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marin...

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

June 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Megan Leavey is a U.S. Marine corporal veteran who worked with a bomb sniffing dog during her tour in Iraq. Her story is now the basis for the film opening Friday and bearing her name and directed by "Blackfish's" Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Co...

Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Comic Art Gallery Friday

June 2, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Matthew Bowler

A samurai rabbit and ninja turtles will be meeting up yet again after decades apart for a new IDW comic book coming out in July. To celebrate the reunion, IDW is bringing “Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)” co-creator Kevin Eastman together tonight at Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station.

San Diego Auto Show Revs Up For 5-Day Run

San Diego Auto Show Revs Up For 5-Day Run

Dec. 29, 2016
By City News Service, Matthew Bowler

The annual San Diego International Auto Show began its a five-day run Thursday at the Convention Center.

Downtown San Diego Library Opens A Bike Kitchen

Downtown San Diego Library Opens A Bike Kitchen

Oct. 28, 2016
By Matthew Bowler

A new program makes it possible for people to fix their bicycles and check out a book at San Diego's downtown library.

'Lizard Boy,' A Coming-Of-Age Comic Book Superhero Musical

'Lizard Boy,' A Coming-Of-Age Comic Book Superhero Musical

Oct. 6, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

It started as a one-man show at Seattle Repertory Theatre and has since evolved into a three-person comic book rock musical now on stage at Diversionary Theatre.

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Sept. 22, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

The playhouse strives to showcase female playwrights and plays with dynamic women characters. Its current production "Peerless" offers a reimagining of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth."

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