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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

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A Split Coronado Council Votes To Ban Gas Leaf Blowers

Oct. 18
By Matt Hoffman

A 3-2 majority cited noise and pollution concerns as reason for an ordinance that only allows electric blowers. The mayor voted against the ban.

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State Lawmakers Talk Prison Reform In Chula Vista

Oct. 16
By Matt Hoffman

California spends more than $12 billion a year on its prison system. Legislators say they want to spend more so people who leave prison don't return.

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Gun Show Promoters Vow To Challenge New Law Banning Gun, Ammo Sales At Fairgrounds

Oct. 15
By Matt Hoffman

Lawyers representing gun show promoters said they will expand an existing lawsuit to include their fight against a new state law that bans the sale of guns and ammo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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Losses Mount For East County Small Businesses After SDG&E Shuts Off Power

Oct. 11
By Matt Hoffman

KPBS spoke with two small business owners who said the food in their stores was going bad and they stood to lose thousands of dollars.

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SDG&E Lowers Number Of Customers Affected By Potential Outage

Oct. 11
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

SDG&E may shut off power to 17,771 customers, down from the 30,000 customers announced Wednesday because of weather conditions that could pose a danger to power lines and increase the risk of wildfires.

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Newsom Visits San Diego And Takes Aim At California's Housing Crisis

Oct. 10
By Matt Hoffman

Gov. Gavin Newsom is touting a number of new laws that he hopes will slow rent increases and spur more affordable housing. In San Diego Wednesday, he highlighted a bill that provides more than $300 million to protect renters and homeowners.

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Review Of McNeil In-Custody Death Finds Sheriff's Deputy Violated Procedure

Oct. 10
By Matt Hoffman

San Diego County's Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board sustained a finding that a San Diego sheriff's deputy violated procedure when he placed a shirt over Earl McNeil's head while detaining him.

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Duncan Hunter Corruption Trial Pushed Back Till Late January

Oct. 7
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

A federal judge on Monday pushed Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's corruption trial further back in January.

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New California Law Targets Scam Robocalls

Oct. 4
By Matt Hoffman

The law, authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso, requires telecom providers to implement software that protects against robocalls by 2021.

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Temecula Woman Among Victims To Benefit From Las Vegas Shooting Settlement

Oct. 3
By Matt Hoffman

Chelsea Romo, who lost an eye and suffered severe head trauma, was among hundreds of victims in the massacre at the Mandalay Bay Hotel two years ago.

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