Joe Holden

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CBS3’s Joe Holden

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.

Drexel University Fraternity Named In Lawsuit

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.


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Sources: Cosmo DiNardo Confesses To 2 Other Killings

Sources say the department is actively investigating DiNardo’s claims made in that confession to Bucks County investigators.


PennDOT Begins Safety Improvement Project Along Rt. 1 In Delco.

A busy stretch of Route 1 in Delaware County is getting some much-needed safety improvements.


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SEPTA Officer Helps Rescue Man Trapped Inside Burning Car

A SEPTA police officer is being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.


Teen Girls Arrested In Connection With Violent Robberies

Upper Darby Police on Monday announce a break in a series of violent armed robberies that took place in the township over the last two weeks.


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Philly Inmate Back In Custody After Accidental Release

An inmate who was accidentally released is now back in police custody. 


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Cosby Trial: Boom For Businesses, Likely Big Bang For Taxpayers

It was a boom for business, but the Cosby trial will likely be a bang for taxpayers.


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Statement: Cosby Says He Fondled Andrea Constand After Giving Her Benadryl Tablets

Cosby also told police that Constand showed no ill effects from the 1 1/2 Benadryl tablets and never objected to his behavior.


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Prosecutors: Cosby Told Victim ‘These Three Friends Will Help You Relax’

Cosby sat at the defense table as prosecutors hammered out the charges of indecent sexual assault.


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From 500 Feet Up, Billy Penn Statue Gets 10-Year Spa Treatment

Rising 500 feet above street level the herculean sculpture of William Penn–a hollow bronze statue weighing 53,000 pounds–was due for his once-in-a-decade spa treat


Delco. Vietnam Veteran Reunited With Lost Dog Tags After 47 Years

A Missouri officer helps reunite a Delaware County veteran with his dog tags that were lost for 47 years.


Media Memorial Day Parade Honors Fallen Service Members

Nevermind a few sprinkles on this Memorial Day parade.


Crews Stop Large Propylene Leak In Gloucester County After Evacuations

The power’s out; the roads are closed; and the evacuation orders remain, even though hazmat crews secured a propylene leak on a rail car in Gloucester County, New Jersey.


Pennsylvania Woman Mysteriously Gets Class Ring Back After Losing It 42 Years Ago

A Cardinal O’Hara High School graduate gets her class ring back after losing it on the Jersey Shore 42 years ago.


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Beloved Delaware County Teacher On Path To Sainthood

A beloved Delaware County teacher is on the path to sainthood.


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Police: Video Captures Suspect Punching Man With Cerebral Palsy In Face Outside 7-Eleven

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that 29-year-old Barry Baker was arrested for assault.


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Voter Turnout Low Across Philadelphia On Primary Day

At 16th and Jefferson Streets in North Philadelphia, a division of the 7th Ward had seen only eight voters by 2 p.m.


Crowded Philly DA Race To Highlight Pennsylvania Primary

Polls in Pennsylvania open Tuesday morning. The race for Philadelphia District Attorney is a hot one, with a crowded field.


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Seth Williams Back In Court For Arraignment Hearing

Philadelphia’s embattled district attorney is once again back before a judge.


Police Investigating Possible Attempted Rape At Frankford High School

Philadelphia police are investigating a possible sexual assault that took place at Frankford High School Wednesday.


Former Philadelphia Narcotics Officer Facing Federal Charges

In an exclusive CBS3 investigation, Commissioner Richard Ross says 21 year veteran of the force narcotics officer Stanley Davis is facing imminent federal charges.


Monsignor Pleads Guilty To Raiding Over $500,000 From Retirement Home To Gamble, Go On Trips

A local monsignor entered a guilty plea to four federal wire fraud charges Thursday morning.


‘Operation Safe Streets’ Launched In Chester To Tackle Gun Violence

In a city notorious for its violent crime and soaring homicide rate, Chester, Pa., will see a crackdown on illegal gun transactions and an infusion of state police patrols.


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‘It Sounded Like A Bomb’: Neighbors Describe Standoff Between Police, Trooper Shooting Suspect

Those hunkered down in the safety of their homes said the gunfire could be heard for hours.


Group Of Nuns Being Forced To Relocate From Delaware County Convent

Religious sisters from four different congregations have called the Cardinal O’Hara High School campus in Springfield Township home for decades.


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West Chester University To Inaugurate New President

At West Chester University, there soon will be a new president and continued attention on what’s unfolding at schools around the state.


Dozens Of Students Taken To Hospital Following Gas Leak At NJ School

Officials say 37 students and three staff members were taken to the hospital to be evaluated.


Pa. Troopers Are Cracking Down On Drivers Speeding In Work Zones

Pennsylvania State troopers have a message for drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike — Slow down, pay attention or you will pay.


Police: 2 Suspects Fatally Shot Teen Boy At Takeout Restaurant Over Wisecrack

Police arrested 18-year-old Christopher Southerland and 19-year-old Tymear Johnson.


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Philadelphia Welcomes Dozens Of Refugees From Syria, Other Countries At City Hall Reception

Each refugee at the City Hall reception had a heartrending story of fleeing oppression overseas, and each is now living in Philadelphia.



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