Ben Simmoneau joined CBS 3 and The CW Philly as a general assignment reporter in April, 2008. In addition to covering breaking news for the stations, Simmoneau also co-anchors the Sunday morning edition of Eyewitness News on CBS 3 with Anne-Marie Green.
Simmoneau came home to the Philadelphia area from WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he has been a reporter and anchor since 2003. Previously, he had served as a researcher in Washington D.C. for Chris Matthews’ bestseller American:
Beyond Our Grandest Notions.
A former intern for CBS 3, Simmoneau’s reporting has been honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, two Emmy awards, several Pennsylvania Associated Press awards and a 2006 Walter Cronkite Award for political reporting from the University of Southern California.
A native of Chester County, Simmoneau grew up in Spring City, Pennsylvania. He is a Summa cum Laude graduate of Ithaca College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2003.
There are a lot of casinos in our area now, and when you visit one you know you’re being watched. But you may not realize how closely you’re being watched. With hundreds of high-tech cameras, security now can see nearly every move you make – from an elevator, to a hallway, to the parking garage, even the street outside, they are watching.
Police in Delaware and Pennsylvania believe one man is burglarizing businesses on both sides of the state line. And he could also be operating in other nearby states like New Jersey or Maryland.
If the city is not able to submit a plan that is eventually approved by PICA – the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority – it risks losing its state funding.
The road ahead for the School District of Philadelphia looks as bleak as ever after the release Thursday of the findings of an independent consultant.
Judge Louis Freeh announced on Tuesday that a report on how Penn State and its top administrators handled the Jerry Sandusky matter will be released on Thursday at 9 a.m.
Eyewitness News has learned that Jerry Sandusky may be able to retain his $59,000 per year state pension for the rest of his life, even after being convicted on 45 criminal counts for sexually abusing ten boys.
Gloucester Township, New Jersey fired its ambulance service provider Tuesday after an inspection found five ambulances unregistered; two were uninspected.
In something of a surprise, Mike McQueary walked into the Centre County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon and took the stand in Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial.
Rash Of High-Profile Trials Has Some Wondering If It’s Time For Pennsylvania Courts To Allow Cameras
Pennsylvania is one of just eight states to bar cameras from criminal trials, according to the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
The CBS3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport.
Everyday in Philadelphia about 80 people are ticketed for illegally parking in a handicap parking spot or blocking access to a handicap ramp. That’s a huge burden for the disabled. But the CBS 3 I-Team wanted to know how many people are never caught doing it, and what we found blew us away.
You can get a free bottle of booze, and it will end up costing taxpayers. Sounds crazy, but it’s true in Pennsylvania.
The CBS 3 I-Team has learned at least one of the owners of a Kensington warehouse that burned last month, leaving two firemen dead, is connected to a problem property in Atlantic City that neighbors and city officials say is partly to blame for flooding homes.
Prostitution has plagued any number of internet sites in recent years – notably Craigslist – but now the CBS 3 I-Team has found a new hideout for hookers on one of the most widely-used social media sites.
The wife of one of the property owners of the Kensington warehouse that burned Monday, killing two Philadelphia firefighters, says now is not the time to discuss the tragedy.