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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

Water from a faucet at the public restroom at L...

State: Poway 'Failed To Protect' Water System From Contamination

Jan. 17
By Matt Hoffman

The California Water Resources Control Board is citing the city of Poway for three violations after storm water contaminated already treated water, leaving the entire town without water for a week.

A group of Lime scooters are parked in preparat...

Lime Scooter Company Is Leaving San Diego

Jan. 9
By Matt Hoffman

Lime announced Thursday it was ending operations in San Diego, one of a dozen markets the scooter company is leaving as it aims toward profitability in 2020.

Mehdi Moein, an Iranian community leader in San...

Local Iranian Community Leader Speaks About US-Iran Tensions

Jan. 8
By Matt Hoffman

The two countries no longer appear to be on the brink of war, but Iranian immigrants in San Diego remain concerned about what lies ahead.

Poway city officials provided KPBS these photos...

Poway Officials Now Say Rope Caused Water Contamination

Jan. 7
By Matt Hoffman

Poway water officials said in a report to the state that a rope got stuck a flap, which allowed storm water to flow into already treated water. Several businesses have already filed claims for damages.

Rocio Rebollar Gomez speaks outside the federal...

After 30 Years Building Life In America, San Diego Woman Deported Again To Mexico

Jan. 2
By Matt Hoffman

A mother from Mexico who illegally entered the country more than three decades ago was deported to Tijuana Thursday.

Cars lined up inside the San Diego Convention C...

Get Behind The Wheel Of New Cars At The San Diego International Auto Show

Dec. 31, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

Starting Wednesday hundreds of the newest cars, trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles will be on display at the San Diego Convention Center.

Donated blood in the storage refrigerator at th...

San Diego Blood Bank Issues Urgent Call For Type O Blood

Dec. 30, 2019
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Type O positive, the most common blood type, is needed by many hospital patients. Type O negative, the universal blood type, can be given to any patient and is often used in emergency rooms when there is no time to determine the blood type of the patient.

Spiny lobsters sit inside of a crate at Apex Wi...

US-China Trade Tensions Mean Tough Times For Local Lobster Industry

Dec. 24, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The average price per pound paid to fisherman for spiny lobsters caught off the San Diego coast is about $10 cheaper than in years past because of reduced demand from China.

Brian Bishop demonstrates how his gas leaf blow...

Encinitas Latest California City To Ban Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Dec. 20, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

Starting Friday, all businesses and commercial operators in the city are barred from using the gas blowers. Residents have to stop using them by mid-January.

Mission Beach Boardwalk July, 29, 2019.

Banning Scooters At The Boardwalks: Fair Or Frivolous?

Dec. 18, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego City Council this week voted to ban all motorized devices, except for motorized wheelchairs, at city boardwalks.

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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.