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Matt Hoffman

Health Reporter

Matt Hoffman is KPBS' health reporter, covering a variety of health related 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 previously worked 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 Fox Sports San Diego, The Mighty 1090, 97 Rock, and 1270 TheFan.

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  • Despite some late season success and record-breaking attendance, the 2023 San Diego Padres team was unable to meet the high expectations that came with having the third highest payroll in Major League Baseball.
  • Congress has until the end of the week to pass funding legislation for the next fiscal year, or parts of the federal government will shut down on Sunday. We tell you about one program that helps mothers and young children that could be impacted. In other news, half a million California fast food workers are set to receive a higher minimum wage and a seat at the table. Plus, we have details on some fall events happening in San Diego County.
  • Before 2011, tens of thousands of service members were forced out of the military due to their sexual orientation, many with so-called “bad paper” discharges. Now, the Pentagon says it will proactively fix some of them, but a new lawsuit insists it do more. In other news, starting next week, San Diego County judges will be accepting petitions for CARE Court. Plus, we have details on a new exhibit that dives into the history of the hip-hop scene in San Diego.
  • The San Diego County Board of Supervisors this week declared a humanitarian crisis over the surge in asylum-seekers being dropped off by customs officials throughout the county. In other news, we look into the racist origins of zoning, and how its effects continue today. Plus, a North County public health care district is requiring people to accept a terms-of-use agreement to access its website.
  • In late September of 1978, a Pacific Southwest Airlines jet and a small Cessna collided over North Park and 144 people were killed. We hear more from San Diego City Councilmember Stephen Whitburn on plans to make a memorial 45 years later. In other News, San Diego city leaders recently rejected a grand jury’s advice to help fix the city’s crumbling roads. Plus, the La Jolla Playhouse is hosting the world premiere of the play “SUMO” today. We hear from the playwright.
  • A recent influx of migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border are overwhelming border officials and creating challenges for local aid groups and shelters in the San Diego-Tijuana region. We hear from local border reporters about what they have seen, and how the rise in asylum-seekers reveals an immigration system in need of repair.