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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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Grandmother Killed In Delaware County House Fire

A boom shock the neighborhood just after 7 a.m. Saturday as fire tore through a home along the 100 block of Fronefield Avenue in Lower Chichester.

12/13/2014

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NJ University Adds All Gender Restrooms To Campus

It’s the result of months of conversation between students and their university.

12/12/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Man Claims He Was Attacked By Group Of Teens In South Philadelphia

The alleged incident happened around 6pm Friday near 20th Street and Oregon Avenue.

12/01/2014

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2 Teens Caught On Tape Vandalizing New Manayunk Building

Police are searching for two teenagers who were seen on tape vandalizing a newly built Manayunk Park.

11/15/2014

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As First Snowflakes Of The Season Fall, Local Residents Getting Ready For Winter Ahead

It’s just like going to the dentist — you don’t want to go buy salt, but you know you should.

11/13/2014

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Car Launches Into Second Story Bedroom

New Castle County paramedics responded to a report of a car crash just after 6pm Sunday, but what they found was a car stuck in the top floor of a barn that had been converted into a home.

11/09/2014

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Police Investigate String Of Burglaries In Moorestown

A string of burglaries in Moorestown, New Jersey recently have been connected to similar crimes over the summer, according to Moorestown police.

11/05/2014

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Local Students’ ACT Exams Lost

So what exactly happened here? Eyewitness News asked ACT officials.

10/22/2014

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Armed Robbers Sought In Delco Bank Robbery

Police are searching for two armed suspects they say robbed a TD Bank in Radnor Township, Delaware County Saturday morning.

10/11/2014

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Comment Prompts Ebola Scare On Flight From Philadelphia

It all happened on a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

10/09/2014

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Teen Battling Cancer Honored At His High School Football Team’s Home Opener

A special honor for a 14-year-old fighting cancer.

09/12/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes "wherever they exist", Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with "partner forces" on the ground in Syria and Iraq.  (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Local Residents React To President’s ISIS Strategy

As Americans, we all have a stake in what the President said Wednesday evening. For some of us, though, that stake is very personal.

09/10/2014

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Parents Upset After Cuts To Bus Service In Bristol Township

A decision to cancel after-school buses for both middle schools and the high school in the Bristol Township School District is angering some parents in the community.

09/04/2014

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State Of Emergency Declared, Curfew Imposed In Ferguson, MO

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a State of Emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday as the unrest reignites in Ferguson, MO.

08/16/2014

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Family Members Express Shock And Sadness Over Brutal Murder In Drexel Hill

In the wake of a brutal crime, there’s so much confusion over how it could have happened.

08/08/2014

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