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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

Water in a sink inside a bathroom at Lake Poway...

Week After Contamination, Poway Boil-Water Advisory Lifted

Dec. 6
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

Poway lifted the advisory after test results came back clean and said residents can use tap water for "all purposes."

Lime scooters being loaded inside a truck, July...

Lime Scooters Aren't Going Anywhere, City Loses Battle To Revoke Operating Permit

Dec. 6
By Matt Hoffman

A city of San Diego administrative hearing officer has decided that, in trying to revoke Lime's permit to operate, city officials did not give proper notice of alleged geofencing violations to Lime or prove that the scooter company failed to comply with the requirements.

Ron Pole stands inside his empty restaurant Pap...

Poway Businesses Hurting In Midst Of Water Crisis

Dec. 6
By Matt Hoffman

It has been six days since storm runoff contaminated the city's water system, which led the county environmental health department to order the closure of restaurants.

Water in a sink inside a bathroom at Lake Poway...

Poway To Be Cited For Faulty Reservoir System That Contributed To Water Contamination

Dec. 4
By Matt Hoffman

The city's storm drain and reservoir connections are not in compliance with state regulations and contributed to the contamination of the city's water system, a state official told KPBS.

Water from a faucet at the public restroom at L...

Backed-Up Storm Drain Caused Poway's Water Contamination

Dec. 2
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

City officials said Monday they believe the drinking water system was compromised by the recent rains.

Melissa Studer helps her husband Chris put chai...

After Storm, San Diegans Head For Snow In The Mountains

Nov. 29
By Matt Hoffman

A cold and wet winter storm brought snow to San Diego’s mountains. Residents flocked to see the white stuff, but not before having to put chains on their tires.

A truck parked outside the San Diego Internatio...

Weather Will Complicate Busiest Travel Week Of The Year

Nov. 26
By Matt Hoffman

AAA is estimating more than 55 million people will travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, but plans could be hampered by a winter storm on the way.

Wonderfront light-up sign at the Embarcadero in...

Wonderfront Music Festival Takes Over The Embarcadero This Weekend

Nov. 22
By Matt Hoffman

The newest entrant in the music festival scene will include more than 130 acts playing on 10 stages spanning the Hilton Bayfront to the Broadway Pier.

Nathan Fletcher speaks at a candidate forum for...

Supervisor Pushing For Subsidy Program Aimed At Keeping People From Becoming Homeless

Nov. 18
By Matt Hoffman

Giving money to people to keep them from becoming homeless. That is the idea behind a new program being floated by San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.

Katy Fallon shows off some of her new paper-bas...

Imperial Beach's New Plastic Ban Goes Live

Nov. 15
By Matt Hoffman

Say goodbye to single-use plastics in Imperial Beach. Starting Friday one of the state’s strictest plastic bans goes into effect.

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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
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
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.