Joe Holden

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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.

Man’s Wheelchair-Accessible Van Damaged After Hit-And-Run Driver Goes On Collision Course

A family’s wheelchair-accessible van is damaged after police say a hit-and-run driver went on a collision course through North Philly.


Kevin Esterly

Man Who Fled To Mexico With Teen Will Soon Return To Pennsylvania

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.


Alleged Driver In Fatal Radnor Hit-And-Run Turns Himself In

Kevin Gaughan stared down and ignored questions as the 30-year-old man from Paoli surrendered to police on Thursday.


Sources: Suspect In Custody For Detonating Pipe Bomb In Front Of Estranged Wife’s House

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.


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EXCLUSIVE: Philly Fire Captain Accused Of Insurance Fraud Arrested On Obstruction Of Justice Charge

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.


Police Dog Helps Sniff Out Man Allegedly In Possession Of Child Porn

A police dog in Delaware County helps catch a man allegedly in possession of child porn.


Police: Teenage Girl Abducted In North Philadelphia

Police: Teenage Girl Unharmed After Being Abducted In North Philadelphia

It happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday along the 3300 block of Fairhill Street.


Tour Bus Fire Forces Shut Down I-95 On-Ramp

It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the Northbound lanes of the I-495 merge with 95 North.


EXCLUSIVE: Boy Bullied At School Wakes Up To Racist Graffiti On Home

Joey’s mom and dad say their son was targeted because of his race.


11-Year-Old Boy Scout Summoned For Jury Duty

One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.


Sources: Officer Who Testified Against Meek Mill In 2007 Appeared On ‘Tainted Cops’ List

Sources confirm the Philadelphia police officer, who in 2007 testified against rapper Meek Mill, appeared on a list of so-called “tainted cops.”


Jersey Shore Police Bust Couple Behind Alleged Burglary Ring

Wildwood Crest investigators say two burglars thought they’d be able to prey on empty shore homes.


Philly Pastor, Church Flying High With Eagles Pride

The modern English Gothic church is imposing, second only to the soaring Eagles spirit that’ll rise out of Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Rhawnhurst on Sunday.


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NFL’s Generosity Didn’t Go Unnoticed By Eagles Fans, Philly School District

Another big win for the home team over the NFL’s underdog shirts.


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NFL To Donate 100 Percent Of Underdog T-Shirt Profits To Philly School District

The NFL says they will be donating all profits made from their underdog t-shirts to fund the Philadelphia School District.


Police Keep The Peace In The Streets After Eagles Win

Police were out in full force as a wave of Philadelphia Eagles fans washed over the city’s streets following the Eagles dominating performance over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. 


Philadelphia Among 20 Finalists For Second Amazon Headquarters

Amazon is narrowing the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters to 20, with the largest concentration in the Northeast.


Some Eagles Fans Flocking To Places Of Worship Ahead Of NFC Championship Game

Eagles fans might take a knee or two in church this weekend, asking the almighty for a Hail Mary over the Vikings.


Students Being Moved Due To Lack Of Heating At Philadelphia Elementary School

Some parents expressed frustration — telling Eyewitness News that it’s unacceptable.


EXCLUSIVE: Police Investigating 3 ‘Suspicious Fires’ Inside University Dorm

Only CBS3 was there as Radnor Township Police and Delaware County detectives investigated three suspicious fires inside two bathrooms at a Cabrini University dorm.


‘Pay Or Die’: Hitman Email Scam Shocking The Most Seasoned Police Investigators

An email that’s surfaced on Philadelphia’s Main Line would cause you to believe you have a hitman on your tail.


Philadelphia Police On Alert Following NYC Subway Explosion

Police in Philadelphia are on alert following the terror-related incident in New York City on Monday morning.


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GOP Lawmaker At Center Of Arm-Touching Tirade Won’t Step Down

The Republican lawmaker at the center of an arm-touching tirade says he’s not stepping down.


Kevin Cullen

Sources: Police Facing Internal Challenges As Investigators Close In On Teens In Deadly Homeless Man Beating

Sources tell CBS3 that Philly homicide detectives are making progress in identifying as many as five teenagers behind the savage beating of Kevin Cullen.


Kevin Cullen

Police: Homeless Man Beaten To Death By Group Of Teens

Authorities are investigating after a homeless man was beaten to death by a group of juveniles, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.


Shoppers Pack Italian, Reading Terminal Markets Day Before Thanksgiving

Two of Philadelphia’s most famous markets saw a lot of foot traffic ahead of the holiday.


Federal Investigators Combing Through Evidence At Site Of West Chester Senior Living Facility

Investigators say the five-alarm fire response Thursday night was off the charts.


Elementary School Teacher Dies In Roxborough House Fire: ‘She Was Just A Wonderful Person’

The well-respected educator was pulled from her burning home Sunday morning.

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EXCLUSIVE: Tax Office Probe Underway After Nearly $300,000 Goes Missing

An investigation is underway after nearly $300,000 goes missing in Upper Darby.



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