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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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Effort Underway In Hillcrest To Connect More Homeless To Services, Housing

Feb. 11
By Matt Hoffman

For a month there will be more homeless service providers in Hillcrest in an attempt to get more people off the streets.

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San Diego Pushing Effort Aimed At Welcoming Immigrants And New Citizens

Feb. 4
By Matt Hoffman

A five-year plan has 20 different recommendations for immigrant and refugee integration — things like creating an office for immigration advancement, job training and career placement.

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Vietnamese Community In City Heights Gets Little Saigon Sign Off Interstate 15

Feb. 1
By Matt Hoffman

Soon it will be even easier for people to find the Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District.

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San Diego Resource Fair Helps Hundreds Of People Who Are Homeless

Jan. 30
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego Housing Commission was the lead organizer of the 13th annual Project Homeless Connect, which is a one-day resource fair in downtown.

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Board Of Supervisors Voting Tuesday To Lease County Building For Temporary Migrant Shelter

Jan. 28
By Matt Hoffman

The board will consider a proposal to lease a county building for $1 to a nonprofit that would cover all operation and maintenance costs to run the shelter.

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Some Federal Workers Concerned Announcement Of Shutdown's End A Short-Term Solution

Jan. 25
By Matt Hoffman

President Trump announced Friday he would sign legislation to end the partial government shutdown for at least three weeks while he negotiates funding for border security. Some federal workers are concerned another shutdown is on the horizon.

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Company Goes After Dockless Scooters Parked On Private Property

Jan. 24
By Matt Hoffman

It’s no secret that dockless electric scooters are everywhere in San Diego — now a company is making sure they do not invade businesses that do not want them.

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Furloughed Federal Employees Served Lunch Courtesy Of San Diego Restaurants

Jan. 23
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Yelp and local restaurants came together Wednesday to feed to federal employees and their families affected by the ongoing government shutdown.

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Vista Begins Accepting Applications For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Jan. 22
By Matt Hoffman

After a citizens' initiative passed last November, the city of Vista began accepting applications Tuesday for up to 11 medical marijuana storefronts.

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San Diegans Fill Downtown For Martin Luther King Day Parade

Jan. 21
By Matt Hoffman

Thousands of people gathered in San Diego Monday to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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