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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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New Barbershop Provides Free Haircuts For The Homeless

April 23
By Matt Hoffman

Father Joe's Villages — one of the region's largest provider of homeless services — is opening up a barbershop in downtown San Diego.

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Artist Painting MLB Ballparks Across The Country Stops In San Diego

April 19
By Matt Hoffman

An English artist who loves baseball is traveling the country to capture America’s favorite pastime at many ballparks, including Petco Park.

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Firefighters Prepare For Summer Wildfire Season

April 18
By Matt Hoffman

This week 750 firefighters from San Diego and Imperial County are in East County doing exercises that simulate what a real wildfire would be like.

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MTS Unveils Its Newest Trolley Car

April 17
By Matt Hoffman

The Metropolitan Transit System has had five trolley car updates and MTS unveiled it's newest model Wednesday. It will go into service starting this weekend.

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Border Patrol Wants To Examine Mexican Sewage And How It's Affecting Agents

April 15
By Matt Hoffman

Mexican sewage is not just a problem for San Diego surfers. U.S. Border Patrol agents work where contaminated water pours in from Tijuana.

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People Who Are Homeless In East County Get Help During Resource Fair

April 12
By Matt Hoffman

Project Homeless Connect East County offered programs that help people get into housing, mental health services and a mobile medical clinic.

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Football Team Leaves Unpaid Bills In Its Wake

April 11
By Matt Hoffman

IQ Graphics is a family-owned business in San Diego and did a number of projects with the San Diego Fleet — but owners are still waiting for more than $20,000 in unpaid bills. You can hear this story and other local news every morning by subscribing to San Diego Stories, KPBS’ daily news podcast. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher.

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97-Year-Old Navy Veteran Visits USS Midway For First Time In More Than 70 Years

April 10
By Matt Hoffman

Ed Stankowski joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was part of the first crew aboard USS Midway in 1945—he and his family got to tour the now floating museum.

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City Of San Diego Forgives More Than $2 Million In Library Late Fees

April 9
By Matt Hoffman

The city said that by forgiving late fees, more than 70,000 people who were banned from city libraries for excessive fines are welcome back.

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Rally Calls On State To Boost Funding For People With Developmental Disabilities

April 5
By Matt Hoffman

Hundreds of advocates demonstrated downtown on Friday calling on the state to increase funding for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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