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 boy was critically injured when he fell at a home in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia Saturday morning.
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Philadelphia police say a 26-year-old woman was raped at her Rittenhouse Square-area apartment early Saturday morning by a man who followed her home and then forced his way inside.
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The show of support Friday was spurred by a man who was killed earlier this year on the streets of Camden.
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Another day, another bear sighting in Bucks County.
Police say another bear was spotted in Bensalem, Bucks County Sunday morning.
But some firefighters are telling Eyewitness News, the Philadelphia Fire Department’s emergency vehicles are breaking down far too often, potentially putting people in danger.
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New information about an Eyewitness News Exclusive — we’ve learned a school district employee accused of sexual assault is free on bail.
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A random tire plunges over the dam, destined to join a swirling pile of wood, plastic, and whatever else a swollen Schuylkill sucked up during this week’s flooding.