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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.

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.


Dozens Of Drivers Claim They Are Being Ripped Off By 3rd Party Firm

The losses are in the tens of thousands of dollars and some are planning to take legal action.


Roller Coaster Weather Ride Has Farmers Concerned About Growing Season

South Jersey farmer John Hurff says the weather, as of late, has planted some seeds of doubt in the success of this year’s fruit tree crop.


Police Looking To Identify 8 Individuals In SEPTA Melee That Started As Snowball Fight

SEPTA police are looking to speak to eight people in connection with a fight that happened last week.


Officials Seek Owners Of 50,000 Stolen Items In Multi-Million Dollar Jewelry Burglary Ring

Authorities in Montgomery County are seeking owners of 50,000 stolen items in connection to a multi-million dollar jewelry burglary ring.


Parents Express Safety Concerns After Philadelphia Schools Resume Day After Storm

As Philadelphia students went back to school on Wednesday some parents expressed safety concerns over treacherous road conditions


Teen Arrested After Woman, 72, Found Beaten, Bound 4 Days After Being Robbed

Officials say the juvenile stole the woman’s credit cards and car then left her bound and beaten in a locked closet for four days.


Accusers of Alleged Serial Child Sex Predator Break Their Silence

Accusers of alleged serial child sex predator William Charles Thomas breaks their silence.


FBI, Justice Dept. Investigating After Threats Against Jewish Centers Across the Delaware Valley

Several Jewish centers have been evacuated as police investigate threats.


Community Comes Together To Cleanup Cemetery Following Gravestone Vandalism

Those out here are troubled by what they see, but find resolve in the compassion of others to help pick up the pieces.


Sources: SEPTA Train Operator In Medically-Induced Coma Following Crash

New details are emerging about the SEPTA train accident at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby that left a train operator critically injured.


Pilot Who Crashed Plane In N.J. In Stable Condition

A pilot is in stable condition Monday morning after a frightening plane crash in Bayonne, New Jersey over the weekend.


Shooting Of Philadelphia Officer Hartnett Makes Trump’s List Of ‘Under-Reported Terror Attacks’

Joe Holden takes a look at how much CBS 3 covered the shooting of Officer Jesse Hartnett in 2016.



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