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.
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.
A contest is challenging inventors to make human flight a reality by building the world’s first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere.
Members of the Stanton-Newport Little League called it an “unstoppable fire.” The calls started going out to families around 4 a.m. Sunday.
Janene Wallace, 35 of Upper Darby, had been locked in solitary confinement for 52 days.
Officers have confiscated 43 long guns and 82 handguns, over the course of a few years, connected to felony crimes in the township.
Eighty-five miles off the Jersey shore, some Sea Isle City fishermen found a diamond in the rough.
For the last several weeks Upper Darby Township Police have been hunting for a smash-and-grab cigarette caper. Police say he goes for packs, not cartons and he’s picky.
Madison and Kevin Eads say this is life in Chester, and they’ve lost track of all the shootings.
Tim Bodell says a restless night last week in his Santa Rosa, California home was the beginning of an agonizing, fear-filled race from the flames for his family.
Police say a missing 14-year-old New Jersey girl, Hannah Jones, was absorbed into a human trafficking ring with ties to South Philadelphia.
Frustrated parents are demanding answers, but they say they are not getting much information from school officials.
It was all positive vibes at First Decisions hair salon in University City on Monday coming off a big win by the Eagles.
The fire burned very close to Jefferson and Wills Eye Hospitals after an underground transformer caught fire around 8:15 a.m.
The robbery took place about 7:20 Friday morning in East Lansdowne.
After last night’s foul ball incident at Yankee Stadium, the debate is once raised over safety and the game experience.
Defendant Accused Of Sucker-Punching Man With Cerebral Palsy Heading To Trial Following Courtroom Chaos
Barry Baker was expected to plead guilty, but things didn’t exactly go as planned.
Weekend contract negotiations between the teachers union and the school board broke down when both sides reached an impasse over health care premiums.
Philly natives Dr. Abbe Forman and Dr. Shelly Komito now living in Cape Coral say the call to evacuate came too late.
The monster category 5 hurricane is forecast to pack a punch wherever it may go.
According to officials, the incident took place just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside of police headquarters on Kennedy Blvd. in Sommerdale, New Jersey.
Congressman Bob Brady took a brief walk around the 69th Street platform Thursday where Tuesday’s SEPTA crash happened.
Sources inside of city hall say the city sought to have the rally cancelled in fears that the rally would grow to be violent.
Why is Halloween candy on the shelves?
Upper Darby police are simply baffled after a man shows up to the station drunk and admits to driving there while intoxicated.
A dangerous stunt recorded high atop Philadelphia’s City Hall and posted on YouTube now has the attention of city officials and the police department.
Ian McGibbon would suffer what court papers describe as a catastrophic brain injury — the alleged result from the inaction of his fraternity brothers to call 911 and get him to the ER.
Sources say the department is actively investigating DiNardo’s claims made in that confession to Bucks County investigators.