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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's Deal To Secure Land For Convention Center Expansion Still Alive, $5 Million Payment Delayed

Aug. 20
By Matt Hoffman

On Monday, the city of San Diego announced the $5 million down payment deadline to secure the land would be pushed back to September.

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Mayor Faulconer Weighs Options For Future San Diego Convention Center Expansion

Aug. 17
By Matt Hoffman

The city of San Diego could soon have to make a $5 million payment — part of the fallout from no convention center measure on this November's ballot.

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Critics Of Earl McNeil Investigation Call For District Attorney's Office To Recuse Itself

Aug. 15
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego County District Attorney's office is seeking guidance from the California Attorney General's Office over whether or not it should recuse itself from the investigation.

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Fallout From Failed Convention Center Expansion Measure Could Cost San Diego Millions

Aug. 15
By Matt Hoffman

In June the council approved a $5 million payment to secure land near the existing convention center — but that payment was contingent on a citizens initiative passing this November, but it failed to qualify for the ballot.

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San Diego Cities Consider Fighting Back Against Proposed State Pot Regulations

Aug. 13
By Matt Hoffman

This week the city council’s of El Cajon and San Marcos are considering sending letters in opposition to proposed state pot rules specifically concerning marijuana deliveries.

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San Diego's Coleman University Is Closing After 55 Years

Aug. 3
By Matt Hoffman

Since opening, the nonprofit college has graduated around 10,000 students but has been struggling financially the last couple of years.

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San Diego Museum Of Man In Balboa Park Wants Your Help Deciding New Name

July 30
By Matt Hoffman

The museum said after having the same name for 70 years, it is looking for a new one that reflects the "values of inclusivity, equity and love."

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Trump’s Aluminum Tariffs Are Raising Costs To Make Beer For Some San Diego Breweries

Aug. 1
By Matt Hoffman

Mike Hess Brewing in North Park said it will lose $44,000 annually after increased prices for aluminum beer cans.

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Unusually Warm Ocean Waters Luring Big Sportfish To San Diego's Coast

July 31
By Matt Hoffman

Higher than average temperatures this summer are warming the ocean which is leading to big catches off of San Diego's coast.

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City Council Approves Mission Valley Stadium Redevelopment Proposals For November Ballot

July 30
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The San Diego City Council Monday will consider two citizen ballot initiatives to redevelop the Mission Valley stadium site.

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