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.

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.

CBS 3–11/19/2017

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

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


Human Flight On The Horizon? ‘GoFly’ Challenging Inventors To Find A Way

A contest is challenging inventors to make human flight a reality by building the world’s first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere.


Fire Under Investigation At Delaware Little League Concession Stand

Members of the Stanton-Newport Little League called it an “unstoppable fire.” The calls started going out to families around 4 a.m. Sunday.


$7 Million Agreement Reached In Delco Prison Death

Janene Wallace, 35 of Upper Darby, had been locked in solitary confinement for 52 days.


Upper Darby Police Using Recycled Guns To Generate Electricity

Officers have confiscated 43 long guns and 82 handguns, over the course of a few years, connected to felony crimes in the township.


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Rare Blue Lobster Caught By Sea Isle City Fishermen

Eighty-five miles off the Jersey shore, some Sea Isle City fishermen found a diamond in the rough.


Police Searching For Picky Serial Smash & Grab Cigarette Bandit

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.


‘Let’s Relax, There’s Kids Involved’: Chester Has Weekend Plunged Into Gun Violence

Madison and Kevin Eads say this is life in Chester, and they’ve lost track of all the shootings.

CBS 3–10/22/2017

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‘Process Of Fear And Paranoia’: Ardmore Native Recounts Fleeing California Wildfires

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.


Man Arrested, Search Continues For Missing New Jersey Teen

Police say a missing 14-year-old New Jersey girl, Hannah Jones, was absorbed into a human trafficking ring with ties to South Philadelphia.

CBS 3–10/15/2017

Outrage Continues To Grow Over Discovery Of Mold At Monroe Township School

Frustrated parents are demanding answers, but they say they are not getting much information from school officials.


Fans Cautiously Optimistic As Eagles Hold Down First Place

It was all positive vibes at First Decisions hair salon in University City on Monday coming off a big win by the Eagles.


Underground Transformer Fire Causes Road Closures In Center City

The fire burned very close to Jefferson and Wills Eye Hospitals after an underground transformer caught fire around 8:15 a.m.


Police Search For Suspects Caught On Camera In Lansdowne Armed Robbery

The robbery took place about 7:20 Friday morning in East Lansdowne.

CBS 3–10/02/2017

Foul Ball Scare Renews Debate Over Protective Netting At Baseball Stadiums

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.


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Methacton School District Classes Canceled Wednesday Due To Teachers Strike

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 Weathering Irma Say Call To Evacuate Was Too Late

Philly Natives Weathering Irma Say Call To Evacuate Was Too Late

Philly natives Dr. Abbe Forman and Dr. Shelly Komito now living in Cape Coral say the call to evacuate came too late.

CBS 3–09/10/2017

Area Residents Concerned About Family, Friends In Puerto Rico As Hurricane Irma Nears

The monster category 5 hurricane is forecast to pack a punch wherever it may go.


Police Search For Man Who Slashed 52 Tires Of Camden County Emergency Vehicles

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 Visits SEPTA Crash Site, Seeks Hearing On Related Incidents

Congressman Bob Brady took a brief walk around the 69th Street platform Thursday where Tuesday’s SEPTA crash happened.


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Rizzo Statue Rally Postponed Due To Agreement With Mayor’s Office

Sources inside of city hall say the city sought to have the rally cancelled in fears that the rally would grow to be violent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/20/2017

The Reason You’re Already Seeing Halloween Candy On Shelves

Why is Halloween candy on the shelves?


‘I’m Hammered, I’m Hammered,’ Alleged Drunk Man Says After Showing Up At Police Station

Upper Darby police are simply baffled after a man shows up to the station drunk and admits to driving there while intoxicated.


Philly City Hall Rooftopper Exposes Loophole In Security

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.


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.


Cosmo DiNardo

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.



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