David Spunt


David Spunt joined CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Eyewitness News team as a reporter in November, 2014.

Since coming to Philadelphia, he’s covered major stories including Pope Francis’ visit in 2015 and the Democratic National Convention in 2016. He also filed reports from The White House during President Trump’s nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Spunt came to CBS 3 from WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina where he had been a reporter since 2012. In Charlotte, he covered political news including the Democratic National Convention in 2012.

Previously, he was a reporter for WAFB in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he spent three months on the coast covering the BP oil spill in 2010. He also won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage.

Spunt began his career as a reporter for WRBL in Columbus, Georgia where he covered Fort Benning and the U.S. Army during the war in Iraq. He also worked in public radio.

A native of Boston, Spunt grew up in Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of Miami University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science.

Spunt loves history and ancestry. He enjoys reporting with those subjects in mind. He and his wife reside in Philadelphia with their beloved Jellicle cat.

Bill Cosby

Judge In Cosby Trial Releases Jurors’ Names

Judge Steven O’Neill granted the media’s request to release the names.


Explosives Found During Welfare Check By Police In Bucks County

Police are investigating after explosives were found inside a home in Bucks County.


Police: Woman Hit, Dragged By Vehicles In Burlington Township

Police say a woman is in stable condition after a vehicle struck and dragged her in Burlington Township Sunday night. 


Bill Cosby

Prosecution Rests In Sexual Assault Case Against Bill Cosby

Andrea Constand, 44, testified this week that Cosby penetrated her with his fingers against her will in 2004.


Timothy Piazza

Penn State Making Changes To Greek System After Pledge Death

Penn State is making changes to its Greek system, including taking control of the previously self-governing fraternities and sororities, in the wake of the February death of a pledge.


Old City Remains Discovery Prompts Protocol Change

More than 200 remains discovered earlier this year in Old City, Philadelphia are still waiting to be analyzed and reburied.  The discovery was plagued with problems from the beginning and on June 1, archaeologists from the area came together to prevent similar problems.


Eric Howell

South Jersey Teacher Accused Of Taking Upskirt Pictures Of Female Students

According to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, Eric Howell, 43, captured the images of the students in his classroom and in the hallways of the Lenape High School.


Cherry Hill Police

2 Officers Rushed To Hospital After Being Exposed To Possible Heroin

The incident happened in a home on the 200 block of Heritage Road in Cherry Hill.


US Shoots Down Mock Warhead Over Pacific

The Pentagon says it has shot down a mock warhead over the Pacific in a success for America’s missile defense program.


Barry Baker,

Suspect Who Assaulted Disabled Man Previously Stole Metal Flag Holders From Veterans’ Graves

The man who sucker punched another man with cerebral palsy is on the run and authorities are chasing him down.


Barry Baker

Man Accused Of Punching Man With Cerebral Palsy Wanted For Probation Violation

Chester County’s Fugitive Unit is searching for the man accused of sucker-punching a person with cerebral palsy in a convenience store parking lot.


Old Reading Railroad Line To Become Walking Trail

It closed decades ago, but now developers plan to turn the old Reading Railroad line into a park.


Dustin Cornelius

Police: Knife-Wielding Man Attacked, Tied Up Girl Inside Barnes & Noble Bathroom

A man is behind bars after authorities say he attacked a teen inside a Barnes and Noble in Berks County.


Trump Stirs Up Controversy With Comey Tweet

President Donald Trump issued a thinly veiled threat Friday to fired FBI Director James Comey.


Comey Sends Farewell Letter To Friends And Agents

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired Tuesday by President Donald Trump, on Wednesday sent a letter to friends and agents. Here is the text of that letter, which was obtained by CNN.


15 Months Later, Love Park Construction Continues

After 15 months of construction, Love Park looks like it’s not even close to being finished.


Buried Philly: Uncovering 300 Years Of History

“There’s so much history in this city it’s just unbelievable,” said Bob Giannini, a historian and curator with the National Park Service.


Illegal Immigrants From Berks County Deported To Honduras

A mother and her 5-year-old son were deported from a Pennsylvania detention center on Wednesday, and Senator Bob Casey is working to get them back on American soil.


Lawmakers To Airlines: Improve Service Or Congress Steps In 

The chief executive of United Airlines apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a flight, calling it “a mistake of epic proportions” as frustrated lawmakers warned airline executives to improve customer service or face congressional intervention.


Engineers Writing The Future Of Aviation In Philadelphia

Engineers and technicians at the Leonardo Company in Philadelphia are working to build the first commercial tiltrotor in the world.


US Judge Blocks Trump’s Order To Cut Off Funding To Sanctuary Cities

US judge blocks Trump order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.


Police: Man With Razor Blade Stalked, Beat and Robbed Elderly Couple

Philadelphia Police detectives are looking for a man who they say stalked, beat and robbed an elderly couple in West Philadelphia.


Old City remains

Group Analyzing Old City Remains Needs Funding, Says Time Is Running Out

Construction crews found the remains on the site of a future apartment building at 218 Arch St. in early March.


Craigslist ad

Police: Pennsylvania Man Searching for Companion On Craigslist Is Attacked

Police in Montgomery County have launched an investigation after they say a man was attacked after he posted a Craigslist ad searching for a companion.


Bucks County Man Making Progress On Titanic Virtual Reality Project

On the 105th anniversary of its sinking, a Bucks County is creating a virtual reality experience to honor the Titanic and its passengers.


Syrian-American Living In Pennsylvania: ‘The U.S. Is Targeting The Wrong People’

Many Syrians living in the United States watched from a television set after the United States launched 50-60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government on Thursday night.


Fans Anxious To Welcome The Phillies Home

Tens of thousands of fans will welcome the Phillies home on Friday for their home opener at Citizen’s Bank Park.


‘Hate Has No Home Here’ Yard Sign Causing Problems In Haddon Heights

A sign in Haddon Heights, New Jersey is causing quite a stir after the owner received a letter demanding she take it down.


Police: 3 Dead Following North Philadelphia Shooting

The shooting happened on North 11th Street and West Stiles Street.


Man Killed In Police-Involved Shooting At NJTP Service Area Identified

Authorities identified him as Christopher Angelo Pizzichetta, 46, of Lewes, Delaware.



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