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 state has bought 77,000 tons of salt so far and doled out over 82,000 hours of overtime pay to employees. That comes out to over $13 million spent in winter storm costs, nearly four times the amount originally budgeted.
As we continue to move through winter, budget impacts on agencies like SEPTA are beginning to be felt and so far, it’s in the millions of dollars.
Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a burning vehicle in the city’s Frankford section.
For the past week, the area has been hit with several snow storms, ice, and power outages. Shoppers say this is simply an opportunity to get out.
A business in Wyncote, Montgomery County has been targeted multiple times by thieves after losing power.
Officials say over two dozen homes had to be evacuated Saturday following a gas main break in South Philadelphia.
There are thousands of vacant properties across the city. One city lawmaker wants to compile them into one list and increases inspections on each, despite one city agency saying that’s already being done.
A community pulled together Sunday to rescue a dog that was stranded on the ice in the Delaware River.
The roads in Bucks County are doing okay Wednesday evening. Main roads like 611 have been moving along fine, and even thought side streets are still snowy, they are certainly manageable.
CBS 3’s Matt Rivers has more on some of the preparations law enforcement is taking before the teams take the field.
The emails were included in hundreds of documents released Friday by a New Jersey legislative committee investigating the role of the administration of Gov. Christie in the lane closings.
A top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in a town at the base of a major bridge after its mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.
For consumers, today is all about exchanging or returning gifts, but retailers want it to be about discounts and perhaps using those gift cards Santa put under the tree.
Four people were injured after a police chase ended with a chain reaction car crash Saturday afternoon in the Fairhill section of Philadelphia.
Three homes in Maple Shade were hit yesterday.