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Matt Rivers

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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.

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Officials: Tree-Killing Beetle Detected In 3 NJ Counties

This beetle, the emerald ash borer, is the size of a penny. It’s small, but it’s a killer of ash trees.

07/07/2015

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Supreme Court Decision On Same Sex Marriage Means A Lot To Local Couple

Damian Tracy works at CBS 3. He’s a friend, and a colleague, and at home, he’s a dad.

06/26/2015

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Street Resurfacing Project Underway In Philadelphia

In total, 23 projects will get underway, involving streets across the area.

06/16/2015

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A Billboard And A Battle For Business

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.

06/09/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: More Issues With Philadelphia Fire Department’s Fleet

Eyewitness News has obtained a memo over safety concerns sent to members of the Philadelphia Fire Department.

05/28/2015

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Police: Students Involved In ‘Horrifying’ Brawl At Subway Stop In Philadelphia

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.

04/22/2015

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Officials: Local First Grader Shows Off What Appears To Be Heroin During School Lunchtime

Other students saw what he was doing and told school officials.

04/21/2015

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Vigil Held For Boy Who Died Following Hit And Run In Kensington

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.

04/17/2015

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South Jersey Community Comes Together To Help Family In Need

A South Jersey community comes together to help a family in need.

04/02/2015

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Police: Pa. Mother Faked Cancer During Child Abuse Investigation

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.

03/26/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Local Woman Searching For Owner Of Wedding Ring She Found In Parking Lot

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.

03/17/2015

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Police: Pa. Teen Posed As Female Online To Get Nude Photos

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 […]

02/04/2015

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University Of Pennsylvania Makes New Efforts To Curb Sexual Violence

Starting Feb. 1st, a Sexual Violence Investigative Officer will begin his sole job, to investigate allegations of sexual assault on campus.

01/29/2015

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Car Crashes Into Delaware County YMCA

The accident happened at a YMCA in Ridley Township around 12 p.m. on Friday.

01/16/2015

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Police: 2 Suspects Sought In Targeted Chester County Home Invasion

Police are looking for two home invasion suspects they say targeted an elderly woman Saturday night in West Whiteland Township.

12/21/2014

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