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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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Tents, Clothes, Personal Items May Start Piling Up Now That Homeless Storage Facility Is Full

Oct. 22
By Matt Hoffman

Before a storage center for people who are homeless filled up, the city was able to remove items in the public right of way with just a three-hour notice — now that is reverting back to 72 hours.

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Police Expect To Collect A Few Hundred Guns At Annual Buyback Event In San Diego

Oct. 19
By Matt Hoffman

Assault weapons can be traded in for a $200 gift card while all other guns can be swapped for a $100 gift card or a skateboard.

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San Diego Police Unveil New Advertising Campaign To Attract More Officers

Oct. 12
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego Police Department said it still needs to fill more than 200 positions and they are using a new marketing campaign to get it done.

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County Supervisors OK Plan For Long-Range Flights Out Of McClellan-Palomar Airport

Oct. 10
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a new master plan for the McClellan-Palomar Airport that will extend the existing runway.

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Gun Show Operators Say Del Mar Fair Board Off Target

Oct. 10
By Matt Hoffman

After 30 years, gun shows in Del Mar are on hold while fairgrounds staff explore the possibility of holding future shows without firearms. The operator of the gun shows said if the events cannot be held at the fairgrounds, it will simply find another venue.

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Most Lobsters Caught In San Diego Wind Up On Chinese Plates

Oct. 9
By Matt Hoffman

Commercial lobster season is officially underway in San Diego but one seafood distributor said even though the lobsters are being caught off our coast, most of them are sold to Asian countries.

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San Diego District Attorney Launches Campaign To Prevent Domestic Violence

Oct. 4
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Last year, there were more than 17,300 incidents of domestic violence reported in San Diego County — a 4 percent increase from the year before.

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San Diego Harbor Police Officers Double As Maritime Firefighters

Oct. 3
By Matt Hoffman

The newest group of trainees are finishing the Port of San Diego Harbor Police's marine fire academy this week.

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Duncan Hunter Campaign Ad Calls Democratic Challenger "Security Risk"

Sept. 28
By Matt Hoffman

A campaign ad by East County Congressman Duncan Hunter claims Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar is a "security risk" with terrorist ties.

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Test That Quickly Identifies Illnesses In Babies Expanding To More California Hospitals

Sept. 26
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Rady Children's Hospital Wednesday announced its participation in a new state-funded program to provide genome testing and sequencing to critically ill newborns.

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