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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Matt Rivers will join CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Eyewitness News team as a reporter beginning Monday, August 12, Vice President and News Director Susan Schiller has announced.
Rivers, a New Jersey native, returns to the area from KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas where he has been a reporter since 2011 specializing in breaking news and in-depth investigative pieces. His three part series into alleged campaign abuses by the Sheriff of San Antonio led to an investigation by the Texas Rangers.
Rivers has also spent extensive time covering the violence surrounding the Mexican drug war. In 2013 he was detained and ultimately released by the Mexican military while reporting on the violence in the Mexican border city of Reynosa. He also spent a year reporting at KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas, reporting on the daily murders and kidnappings occurring just over the border in Ciudad Juarez.
Rivers is a 2010 graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast digital journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. While attending Syracuse, he interned with the 60 Minutes team at CBS News in New York.
CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.