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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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El Cajon Looks To Regulate Dockless Bikes And Electric Scooters

Dec. 11
By Matt Hoffman

The city council on Tuesday held a public hearing about an ordinance that would effectively ban dockless bikes and scooters in El Cajon.

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San Diego County Eyeing $20 Million Voter System Upgrade

Dec. 11
By Matt Hoffman

If approved by the board of supervisors, the upgrade would bring new computers, scanners, touch-screen voting machines and software to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

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Community Devastated By Lilac Fire Nearly Back To Normal One Year Later

Dec. 7
By Matt Hoffman

The Lilac Fire destroyed more than 70 mobile homes at the Rancho Monserate Country Club in Fallbrook. One year later, all the ruble is cleared and nearly all the homes have been replaced.

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Sports Arena Renamed Pechanga Arena San Diego, But For How Long?

Dec. 5
By Matt Hoffman

Pechanga Arena San Diego will be the new name through at least 2020 when the arena's lease expires with the city of San Diego — after that, the future is uncertain.

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San Diego Authorities Warn The Public About Scams This Holiday Season

Dec. 4
By Matt Hoffman

The IRS, FBI, Better Business Bureau and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office are teaming up to warn consumers about scams this holiday season.

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Gov.-Elect Gavin Newsom Visits San Diego County, Otay Mesa Immigration Center

Nov. 29
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom visited San Diego County Thursday to get a first-hand look at local immigration facilities and meet advocates offering legal help to asylum-seekers.

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San Diego Researchers Question Ethics Of Chinese Scientist Who Claims To Have Genetically Modified Babies

Nov. 28
By Matt Hoffman

The scientist, He Jiankui, who claims to be the first to successfully genetically alter twins in China, said his work has been submitted to a scientific journal, but many in the scientific community have concerns about his process.

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San Diego Rapid Response Network Offers To House People Seeking Asylum, Help With Legal Fees

Nov. 19
By Matt Hoffman

After U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stopped reviewing release plans for families who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, local human rights groups are stepping up.

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Local Hospital Sending Medical Response Team To The Camp Fire

Nov. 15
By Matt Hoffman

More than 5,000 firefighters are trying to put out the Camp Fire. California’s Emergency Medical Services Authority, which is in charge of coordinating disaster medical response, is asking for some help, and Scripps Health is responding.

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Seniors Honored For Military Service In Oceanside For Veterans Day

Nov. 13
By Matt Hoffman

Thirty veterans from Brookdale senior living in Oceanside were given commemorative pins and awards for Veterans Day.

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