Joe Holden came home to join the Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter in May, 2016.
The Delaware County native has previously been with WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he covered, among other high-profile stories, Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia. He was also an investigative reporter for WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market, at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia and an assignment editor at WPHL-TV in Philadelphia.
Joe has a track record of holding public officials accountable and breaking numerous stories involving political corruption and environmental issues, including stories connected to the reputed Kids for Cash scandal in Luzerne County and how public boards handled the rise of the Marcellus Shale industry in Susquehanna and Bradford counties.
Joe attended St. Laurence Parochial School in Upper Darby and Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill. He is a 2002 graduate of Cabrini College where he was the editor in chief of the college newspaper, The Loquitur, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communication. As a teenager, he was choir director and organist at St. Donato Parish in Overbrook and later, director of music at St. Charles Borromeo in Drexel Hill. His love of music helped pay his way through college.
Joe and his wife, Kelly, have three children.
A family’s wheelchair-accessible van is damaged after police say a hit-and-run driver went on a collision course through North Philly.
A man who frequently checked a teenager out of school without her parents’ knowledge and fled to Mexico with her will soon be in the custody of Pennsylvania authorities.
Kevin Gaughan stared down and ignored questions as the 30-year-old man from Paoli surrendered to police on Thursday.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal says the device detonated in the person’s front yard shortly after midnight on the 1300 block of Cypress Avenue in Elsemere.
Only CBS3 was there as the once-decorated ranking Philadelphia official in the paramedic unit was arrested Thursday and arraigned before a federal judge on an obstruction of justice charge.
A police dog in Delaware County helps catch a man allegedly in possession of child porn.
It happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday along the 3300 block of Fairhill Street.
It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the Northbound lanes of the I-495 merge with 95 North.
Joey’s mom and dad say their son was targeted because of his race.
One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.
Sources confirm the Philadelphia police officer, who in 2007 testified against rapper Meek Mill, appeared on a list of so-called “tainted cops.”
Wildwood Crest investigators say two burglars thought they’d be able to prey on empty shore homes.
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Another big win for the home team over the NFL’s underdog shirts.
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Amazon is narrowing the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters to 20, with the largest concentration in the Northeast.
Eagles fans might take a knee or two in church this weekend, asking the almighty for a Hail Mary over the Vikings.
Some parents expressed frustration — telling Eyewitness News that it’s unacceptable.
Only CBS3 was there as Radnor Township Police and Delaware County detectives investigated three suspicious fires inside two bathrooms at a Cabrini University dorm.
An email that’s surfaced on Philadelphia’s Main Line would cause you to believe you have a hitman on your tail.
Police in Philadelphia are on alert following the terror-related incident in New York City on Monday morning.
The Republican lawmaker at the center of an arm-touching tirade says he’s not stepping down.
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Two of Philadelphia’s most famous markets saw a lot of foot traffic ahead of the holiday.
Investigators say the five-alarm fire response Thursday night was off the charts.
The well-respected educator was pulled from her burning home Sunday morning.
An investigation is underway after nearly $300,000 goes missing in Upper Darby.