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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

Beds fill a homeless shelter inside the San Die...

Officials Working To Get 1,000-Plus Homeless San Diegans Into Housing By Year End

Dec. 1
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The shelter opened its doors in April as a measure to halt the spread of COVID-19 among San Diego's homeless population, and currently houses around 900 people per day, and housed a peak of 1,300 people daily.

People eating outside at Eastbound Bar and Gril...

New Coronavirus Restrictions Hit San Diego County This Weekend

Nov. 13
By Matt Hoffman

Due to rising numbers of COVID-19 infections San Diego county, restaurants, gyms, churches and movie theatres have to stop indoor operations by Saturday.

Business owners protest outside of the San Dieg...

San Diego Business Owners Weigh Compliance With Closure Orders

Nov. 12
By Matt Hoffman

Starting Saturday morning public health orders will require restaurants, gyms and churches to stop indoor operations after an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Ruth Henricks, owner of The Huddle, sits at the...

Mom And Pop Restaurant Prepares For San Diego County's Purple Tier

Nov. 12
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

San Diego County will soon be moving to the state’s most restrictive “purple” reopening tier, which is impacting small businesses’ operations, like the Huddle Restaurant in Mission Hills.

Point Loma resident Nate Dimelfi lifts weights ...

San Diego Gyms Prepare To Operate Outdoors Under Purple Tier

Nov. 11
By Matt Hoffman

Gyms, restaurants, churches and movie theatres will have to stop indoor operations by Saturday, due to a rising number of coronavirus cases San Diego County.

Darrell Issa speaks to reporters outside of his...

Issa Claims Victory, Campa-Najjar Holds Out Hope In 50th Congressional District

Nov. 4
By Matt Hoffman

As of Wednesday Republican Darrell Issa had 52% of the vote while Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar had 47%.

53rd Congressional Candidates Georgette Gómez (...

Jacobs Prevails In Race For 53rd District Congressional Seat

Nov. 3
By Matt Hoffman

Sara Jacobs has been declared the winner in the race for the 53rd Congressional District.

Inside of Poway Weapons and Gear Range, Oct. 30...

Local Gun Stores Still Seeing Record Sales During Pandemic, Contentious Election Year

Nov. 2
By Matt Hoffman

In March the coronavirus pandemic spurred gun sales across the nation. Now gun store operators say fears of riots and the contentious election cycle are driving sales.

Signs put in the front yards of some Coronado h...

Who Is Putting These Signs Up In Coronado Front Yards? Police Are Trying To Find Out

Oct. 29
By Matt Hoffman

Some Coronado homeowners who publicly display their support for President Trump are waking up to signs reading, "Racism Lives Here" in their front yards.

50th Congressional candidates Ammar Campa-Najja...

Poll Shows Darrell Issa With Double-Digit Lead Over Ammar Campa-Najjar

Oct. 28
By Matt Hoffman

A new poll shows a wide lead by the Republican candidate, suggesting the race for the 50th Congressional District may not be as close as previously thought.

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Stories featuring work by Matt Hoffman

Vino Rosso and jockey John Velazquez, center le...

At Del Mar Meeting, Racing Board Approves Santa Anita License On Conditions

Nov. 21, 2019
By Associated Press

Led by new chairman Gregory Ferraro, the California Horse Racing Board approved Santa Anita’s racing license by a 5-0 vote Thursday, contingent on several restrictions.

Storm clouds over Ocean Beach, November 19, 2019.

Storm Expected To Bring Rain, Snow To San Diego County

Nov. 27, 2019
By City News Service

Gusty winds in the San Diego County mountains this morning will precede significant rain showers throughout Southern California Wednesday, with a cold storm expected to make road conditions challenging for holiday traveler through the end of the week.

Mental health professionals picketing in front ...

Kaiser's Mental Health Professionals Strike In California

Dec. 16, 2019
By City News Service

Thousands of mental health professionals at Kaiser Permanente facilities in San Diego and across the state hit the picket lines Monday, beginning a five-day strike amid a continued labor standoff.