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