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.
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.
A busy stretch of Route 1 in Delaware County is getting some much-needed safety improvements.
A SEPTA police officer is being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.
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.
An inmate who was accidentally released is now back in police custody.
It was a boom for business, but the Cosby trial will likely be a bang for taxpayers.
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Cosby sat at the defense table as prosecutors hammered out the charges of indecent sexual assault.
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
A Missouri officer helps reunite a Delaware County veteran with his dog tags that were lost for 47 years.
Nevermind a few sprinkles on this Memorial Day parade.
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.
A Cardinal O’Hara High School graduate gets her class ring back after losing it on the Jersey Shore 42 years ago.
A beloved Delaware County teacher is on the path to sainthood.
The Chester County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that 29-year-old Barry Baker was arrested for assault.
At 16th and Jefferson Streets in North Philadelphia, a division of the 7th Ward had seen only eight voters by 2 p.m.
Polls in Pennsylvania open Tuesday morning. The race for Philadelphia District Attorney is a hot one, with a crowded field.
Philadelphia’s embattled district attorney is once again back before a judge.
Philadelphia police are investigating a possible sexual assault that took place at Frankford High School Wednesday.
In an exclusive CBS3 investigation, Commissioner Richard Ross says 21 year veteran of the force narcotics officer Stanley Davis is facing imminent federal charges.
A local monsignor entered a guilty plea to four federal wire fraud charges Thursday morning.
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.
Those hunkered down in the safety of their homes said the gunfire could be heard for hours.
Religious sisters from four different congregations have called the Cardinal O’Hara High School campus in Springfield Township home for decades.
At West Chester University, there soon will be a new president and continued attention on what’s unfolding at schools around the state.
Officials say 37 students and three staff members were taken to the hospital to be evaluated.
Pennsylvania State troopers have a message for drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike — Slow down, pay attention or you will pay.
Police arrested 18-year-old Christopher Southerland and 19-year-old Tymear Johnson.
Each refugee at the City Hall reception had a heartrending story of fleeing oppression overseas, and each is now living in Philadelphia.