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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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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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Tens Of Thousands Turn Out In AC For Free Lady Antebellum Concert

Over 60,000 people turned out Sunday in Atlantic City for a free beach concert featuring country superstars Lady Antebellum.

08/03/2014

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Growing Outrage Over Stalled Cigarette Tax Meant To Help Philadelphia Schools

Republican leadership say they canceled the session because the bill became too complicated, weighed down with non-school related amendments.

08/01/2014

15-year-old Keiearra Williams, 7-year-old Terrence Moore, and 10-year-old Joseph Reed. (credit: family of victims)

Prayer Vigil Held For Victims Of Deadly Carjacking Crash

Family and friends of three children who were killed Friday in a carjacking, hit-and run crash gathered Saturday evening for a prayer vigil at the scene of the incident.

07/26/2014

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4-Year-Old Falls From 2-Story Window In Southwest Philly

The boy was critically injured when he fell at a home in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia Saturday morning.

07/19/2014

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Several Injured In Paratransit Bus Accident In North Philly

Officials say five people were injured Sunday when a SEPTA paratransit bus and another vehicle collided in the Fairill section of Philadelphia.

07/13/2014

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Police: Woman Raped During Home Invasion In Rittenhouse Square

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.

06/21/2014

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Residents React To City Council’s Bill To Decriminalize Small Amounts Of Pot

A bill passed by a 14 to 2 vote in City Council Thursday drastically changed Philadelphia’s marijuana laws.

06/20/2014

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Recent Deadly Shootings Reigniting Gun Control Debate

As shootings continue, the debate on gun control goes on.

06/12/2014

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Concerned Community Rallies To End Epidemic Of Gun Violence In Camden

The show of support Friday was spurred by a man who was killed earlier this year on the streets of Camden.

06/06/2014

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Friends Remember Lewis Katz’s Generosity And Kindness

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you,” Katz said in his commencement address.

06/01/2014

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