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Matt Hoffman

Health Reporter

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Matt Hoffman is KPBS' health reporter, covering a variety of health related 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

The Scripps Health website is down with the hom...

Nearly 2 Weeks In, Scripps Health Still Fighting Disruptive Cyberattack

May 13
By Matt Hoffman

Scripps health officials are still trying to restore online systems after a cyberattack took them offline nearly two weeks ago.

A nurse (center) gets the monoclonal antibody t...

Potentially Life Saving COVID-19 Therapy Not Being Fully Taken Advantage Of

May 12
By Matt Hoffman

A treatment proven to reduce hospitalizations and illness in those infected with COVID-19 is being offered in San Diego but is not being fully taken advantage of.


Scripps Health Ongoing Cyberattack Wreaks Havoc With Appointments, Services

May 6
By Matt Hoffman

The security breach was first reported on Saturday and it is unclear when online services could be restored for one of the regions largest health care providers.

A 17-year-old resident is vaccinated inside of ...

About 29% Of San Diegans Ages 16, 17 Are Now Partially Vaccinated

May 4
By Matt Hoffman

Vaccinations are open for those 16 and over, but shots for minors have been slow going in San Diego County and officials are working to change that.

Scripps Health Medical Center in Escondido is p...

Scripps Health Remains Plagued By Weekend Cyberattack

May 3
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Details on the nature of the attack were not disclosed, though Scripps indicated it has notified law enforcement "and the appropriate governmental organizations."

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gregzon Fontanilla,...

60% Of San Diego Military Members Vaccinated Against COVID, County Wants That Data

April 30
By Matt Hoffman

With such a large military population in San Diego, knowing the number of active-duty service members, their dependents and retirees who got vaccinated are critical to reaching herd immunity.

In this March 3, 2021, file photo, U.S. Army me...

San Diego County Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

April 27
By Matt Hoffman

County officials said they will resume vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday.

A woman is vaccinated at the Del Mar Fairground...

Del Mar Superstation Expanding Vaccinations: 'As Many As 10,000 A Day'

April 23
By Matt Hoffman

Demand continues to outweigh available supply, but with weekly doses increasing there is hope more vaccinations can be delivered in a race against the virus's variants.

A coronavirus patient lies on a bed surrounded ...

County Expanding Access To COVID-19 Therapy Proven To Reduce Illness

April 19
By Matt Hoffman

San Diego County health officials are expanding access to a coronavirus therapy that has been proven to reduce the severity of illness when used soon after symptoms arise.

People wait in line outside of Southwestern Col...

Long Lines For One-Day Vaccination Event At Southwestern College

April 16
By Matt Hoffman

Four hundred doses were delivered without appointments to those living in hard hit ZIP codes. People began lining up as early as 3 a.m.

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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.