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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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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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As President Hosts Summit On Concussions, Local School District’s Policy Puts Training At Forefront

In the hard hitting world of high school football, concussions are a problem. And Strath Haven High School is dealing with them head on.

05/29/2014

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Another Bear Sighting In Bucks County

Another day, another bear sighting in Bucks County.

05/28/2014

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Another Bear Sighting In Bensalem

Police say another bear was spotted in Bensalem, Bucks County Sunday morning.

05/25/2014

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Concerns Raised Over Emergency Vehicles In Philadelphia

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.

05/16/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Local Teacher Robbed, Taking Matters In Own Hand

A West Philadelphia woman was robbed at a neighborhood convenience store Monday and she’s taking the fight for justice in her own hands.

05/11/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Philadelphia School Worker Accused Of Sexual Assault Free On Bail

New information about an Eyewitness News Exclusive — we’ve learned a school district employee accused of sexual assault is free on bail.

05/09/2014

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Flight Out Of PHL Forced To Turn Back After Severe Turbulence; 6 Injured

Four passengers and two crew members were injured Sunday afternoon when a flight out of Philadelphia encountered severe turbulence.

05/04/2014

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Clean-up Continues In Philadelphia After Storm

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.

05/02/2014

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