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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It’s the result of months of conversation between students and their university.
The alleged incident happened around 6pm Friday near 20th Street and Oregon Avenue.
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It’s just like going to the dentist — you don’t want to go buy salt, but you know you should.
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So what exactly happened here? Eyewitness News asked ACT officials.
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