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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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Climate Advocates Rally Outside Congressman Scott Peters' San Diego Office

Aug. 16
By Matt Hoffman

Dozens called on the Democratic Congressman Friday to support the Green New Deal — a plan to slash the nation’s carbon emissions.

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Former Top Prosecutors Weigh In On Hunter Corruption Case

Aug. 15
By Matt Hoffman

A judge this week pushed Duncan Hunter's trial on charges he illegally spent campaign funds back to January 2020. Former federal prosecutors said it can be hard to differentiate the political and personal in campaign finance cases.

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SDG&E Wants To Nearly Quadruple Its Minimum Charge To Customers

Aug. 12
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego power company is asking the California Public Utilities Commission for permission to increase its minimum monthly charge from $10 to $38. Critics call it a tactic to keep homeowners from going solar.

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Governor Newsom Touts Health Care Spending In Visit To San Diego

Aug. 9
By Matt Hoffman

The governor focused on health care subsidies for middle-class families. He also addressed gun control laws in the wake of El Paso and Dayton shootings.

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Suspected Poway Synagogue Shooter Used Hunting License To Buy AR-15

Aug. 1
By Matt Hoffman

The owner of a local gun store, where the 19-year-old alleged shooter purchased the rifle, said it was bought with a hunting license.

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City Council Ratifies Ordinance Requiring Guns To Be Stored Safely

July 30
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved an ordinance requiring gun owners to store their weapons in a locked container or disable them with a trigger lock when not in use or being worn on their person.

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Police Crack Down On Scooters As Councilwoman Barbara Bry Calls For Temporary Ban

July 29
By Matt Hoffman

Police were out in force Monday issuing tickets to scooter scofflaws. Meanwhile, Councilwoman Barbara Bry wants scooters to be banned until the city develops better regulations.

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Campaign Underway Asking Voters To Approve 2,000 Home Development In North County

July 26
By Matt Hoffman

The Newland Sierra development was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors last year but more than 100,000 signatures forced the project onto the 2020 ballot.

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Thousands Of Scooters And Bikes Impounded During Comic-Con

July 22
By Matt Hoffman

The electric scooters and bikes were popular modes of transportation at the convention. But many ended up in an impound lot thanks in part to a new law.

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No Badge Needed For New Comic-Con Museum's Batman Experience

July 18
By Matt Hoffman

The Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park, which Wednesday made Batman its first hall-of-fame inductee, will be open to the public through the weekend.

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