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Matt Hoffman

General Assignment Reporter

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Matt Hoffman works in the KPBS newsroom as a general assignment reporter covering a variety of stories in San Diego.

He graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. While attending SDSU, Matt was general manager of KCR College Radio. In 2016, while Matt was serving as GM, the station was named Best College Station in the Nation by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). In 2017, he received the IBS Golden Microphone for Best Station Manager as well as awards for his hockey and baseball commentaries in 2014, 2015, and 2017.

Matt is no stranger to KPBS; before reporting he worked as a part-time assistant in the newsroom while attending San Diego State. He also currently works at NBC San Diego as a writer and editor for their weekend morning shows. Prior to joining KPBS as a reporter, Matt spent time interning at NBC San Diego, Fox Sports San Diego, The Mighty 1090, 97 Rock, and 1270 TheFan.

Recent Stories by Matt Hoffman

Lawrence Mendoza from Vista get his COVID-19 va...

San Diego's Busiest COVID-19 Vaccination Site Reopens Tuesday, Prioritizing Second Doses

Feb. 22
By Matt Hoffman

After being shuttered since Friday due to a shortage of doses, the Petco Park vaccination super station run by UC San Diego Health will reopen Tuesday.

Juan Carlos Padilla gets his COVID-19 vaccinati...

'Operation Immunity' Chula Vista Firefighters Bringing Vaccinations To South Bay Seniors

Feb. 17
By Matt Hoffman

In Chula Vista, first responders are delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to seniors just steps away from their homes and, in some cases, bringing them to homebound residents.

The closed entrance to the Petco Park vaccinati...

Petco Park Vaccination Super Station Will Reopen Wednesday

Feb. 15
By Matt Hoffman

UC San Diego officials said the site will be operational on Wednesday after a missed Moderna vaccine shipment temporarily shut down the site.

A community health worker, or promotora in Span...

Promotoras Bring Vaccination Message To San Diego's Latino Communities

Feb. 12
By Matt Hoffman

Latinos make up the majority of the coronavirus cases in San Diego County, but they are not getting a majority of vaccinations.

Tocumbo Ice Cream owner Omar Ramirez talks with...

Governor Visits Barrio Logan Business, Is Told 'We’re Having Issues'

Feb. 11
By Matt Hoffman

Nearly a year after pandemic-related restrictions first hit businesses, there are still limits on many indoor operations. One San Diego business owner was able to talk to the man making those decisions.

Inside of a classroom at Blossom Valley Element...

Newsom Says Deal To Reopen Schools Could Arrive By Friday

Feb. 11
By Matt Hoffman

Governor Newsom said a $6 billion plan to reopen some schools could arrive in the state legislature by Friday.

Patients entering the vaccination super station...

Pilot Program Aims To Promote Coronavirus Vaccination In The South Bay

Feb. 5
By Matt Hoffman

Vaccinations in San Diego county are falling short in communities hit hardest by the pandemic. A new pilot program hopes to fix that.

80-year-old Tera Parker gets a COVID-19 vaccine...

San Diego Firefighters Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines To Rural Areas, Nursing Homes

Feb. 3
By Matt Hoffman

Cal Fire San Diego and more than 20 local fire agencies are running Operation Collaboration which has delivered more than 7,000 vaccines to San Diegans.

A man getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the Gross...

San Diego County's Fourth Vaccine 'Super Station' Opens At Grossmont Center In La Mesa

Feb. 2
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

San Diego County's fourth COVID-19 Vaccination Super Station opened Tuesday at the Grossmont Center Mall in La Mesa, joining similar sites in Chula Vista, downtown San Diego and San Marcos.

A San Diego health care worker prepares a flu v...

Flu Cases, Deaths Down Dramatically In San Diego

Feb. 1
By Matt Hoffman

San Diego County is little more than halfway through the annual flu season and it has been an unusual one, with sharp declines in cases and deaths from previous years.

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Vino Rosso and jockey John Velazquez, center le...

At Del Mar Meeting, Racing Board Approves Santa Anita License On Conditions

Nov. 21, 2019
By Associated Press

Led by new chairman Gregory Ferraro, the California Horse Racing Board approved Santa Anita’s racing license by a 5-0 vote Thursday, contingent on several restrictions.

Storm clouds over Ocean Beach, November 19, 2019.

Storm Expected To Bring Rain, Snow To San Diego County

Nov. 27, 2019
By City News Service

Gusty winds in the San Diego County mountains this morning will precede significant rain showers throughout Southern California Wednesday, with a cold storm expected to make road conditions challenging for holiday traveler through the end of the week.

Mental health professionals picketing in front ...

Kaiser's Mental Health Professionals Strike In California

Dec. 16, 2019
By City News Service

Thousands of mental health professionals at Kaiser Permanente facilities in San Diego and across the state hit the picket lines Monday, beginning a five-day strike amid a continued labor standoff.