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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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San Diego Mayor Meets With President Trump At White House

June 18
By Matt Hoffman

According to the White House, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer talked trade, border sewage and homelessness with President Trump.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Wife, Margaret, Pleads Guilty To Misusing Campaign Funds

June 13
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The wife of San Diego-area Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge in a case in which she and her spouse were accused of misusing campaign funds for personal use.

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Thomas Jefferson School Of Law Fighting To Keep Its National Accreditation

June 12
By Matt Hoffman

The American Bar Association put the law school on probation in November 2017 and recently announced it had voted revoked it's accreditation — a move the school plans to appeal.

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A Career In Movies Matched Oceanside Retiree Up With John Wayne, Elvis

June 11
By Matt Hoffman

An Air Force veteran with an unusual Hollywood background is living at an Oceanside retirement home.

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People Living In Vehicles Call New San Diego Law Prohibiting It Unfair

June 3
By Matt Hoffman

People living out of their vehicles are upset about the city of San Diego's new vehicle habitation ordinance, but residents near the beach are hoping the law provides relief to an influx of campers.

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San Diego Is Getting New Trolley Cars, What Happens To The Old Ones?

June 3
By Matt Hoffman

MTS is in the process of rolling out it's fifth generation trolley in San Diego and will start to offload some of it's older trolleys over the next year.

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Wildlife Officers: DNA Analysis Shows Slain Mountain Lion Attacked Boy

May 31
By Matt Hoffman

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday forensic scientists confirmed a mountain lion killed by officers was the animal that attacked a boy at the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

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Have You Seen This Fire Truck? The County Says It's Missing

May 30
By Matt Hoffman

The County of San Diego said a fire engine that was supposed to be at one of the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District stations is missing.

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World's Smallest Baby Born At Sharp, Healthy And Going Home

May 29
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

The smallest premature baby ever born in the world and survived is now healthy enough to go home, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital announced Wednesday.

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Mountain Lion Suspected Of Attacking Boy In Los Peñasquitos Canyon Killed

May 28
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers killed a mountain lion suspected of attacking a 4-year-old boy at the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve because the animal appeared to have little fear of humans, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.

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