Matt Rivers joined CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Eyewitness News team as a reporter in August, 2013.
Rivers, a New Jersey native, returned to the area from KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas where he had 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 had 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 at Syracuse, he interned with the 60 Minutes team at CBS News in New York.
An avid fitness buff, Rivers is also pursuing his certification as a personal trainer.
The boater whose rescue at sea was caught on camera speaks out. The Coast Guard came to his aid after he fell overboard off the coast of Cape May.
A rescue more than 40 miles off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey.
This beetle, the emerald ash borer, is the size of a penny. It’s small, but it’s a killer of ash trees.
Damian Tracy works at CBS 3. He’s a friend, and a colleague, and at home, he’s a dad.
In total, 23 projects will get underway, involving streets across the area.
In Iowa, red tape is replaced by green lights. That’s the pitch from the Iowa state government emblazoned on a billboard near 13th and Vine Streets in Philadelphia.
Eyewitness News has obtained a memo over safety concerns sent to members of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
A video from a SEPTA security camera rolling around 315 p.m. yesterday at the Spring Garden subway stop along the Broad Street Line shows the brawl.
Other students saw what he was doing and told school officials.
David Alicea’s grandmother joined a few dozen members of preschool David was set to attend next year, holding an impromptu vigil for the two year old.
A South Jersey community comes together to help a family in need.
Ashley Reichard, 26,was charged Wednesday for her abusing her 11 month-old daughter and lying to investigators about having ovarian cancer, according to court documents obtained by Eyewitness News.
Many people would rank their wedding ring among their most prized possessions. So when a wedding band turned up in a parking lot, a local woman did her best to get it back where it belongs.
By Matt Rivers TOBYHANNA TWP., Pa., (CBS) – An alleged Facebook extortion plot – foiled. Police say a teenager is charged with tricking dozens of boys into sharing naked pictures of themselves. Police say it […]
Starting Feb. 1st, a Sexual Violence Investigative Officer will begin his sole job, to investigate allegations of sexual assault on campus.