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Pat Ciarrocchi

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In addition to anchoring and reporting news for CBS 3, Pat Ciarrocchi is co-host with Ukee Washington of Talk Philly, CBS 3′s Emmy Award-winning news and lifestyle program, airing weekdays at noon.

Ciarrocchi joined Channel 3 in 1982. Prior to her current assignment, she set the pace for morning news in Philadelphia as the station’s early morning news anchor, growing that program from a half-hour newscast to a two-hour staple in the market. Ciarrocchi has excelled in a variety of assignments at Channel 3 from Evening Magazine, which she co-hosted from 1991 to 1992, traveling to Great Britain and Israel for special reports. She also served as the station’s medical reporter for five years, and has done some of her most memorable work at the Vatican where she reported live at the canonization of St. Katherine Drexel in 2000 and at the funeral of Pope John Paul II in 2005.

Ciarrocchi’s work has earned her multiple Philadelphia Emmy Awards, including recognition for individual achievement in News Writing. She has won the nationally prestigious Gabriel Award from Catholic Academy of Communications Arts, a CEBA Award recognizing communications excellence to Black audiences and a Sarah Award from Women in Communications locally. In 2000, she was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in recognition of her accomplishments in the television industry.

Before returning home to Philadelphia, Ciarrocchi was anchor/reporter/producer for WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland for three years. She began her career in broadcasting in 1974 at WAMS Radio in Wilmington, but became captivated by reporting the news while on staff at WDEL Radio, Delaware’s top-rated radio station.

Ciarrocchi has used the celebrity of her broadcasting career to better the lives of others, committing her personal time to community activism and fundraising on issues affecting women and children.

Since 1991, she has reported on and covered live the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, telling the stories of women and their families coping with breast cancer.

Ciarrocchi has served on the boards of the Easter Seal Society of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She has also personally raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities through The Pat Ciarrocchi Golf Classic and Pat’s Passion for Fashion Show and Auction, two local events she founded.

Ciarrocchi has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees for her professional and community accomplishments from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Neumann University in Aston, Cabrini College in Radnor and her alma mater, Rosemont College. Ciarrocchi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Rosemont in 1974. In 2006, she was presented with the college’s highest honor, the Cresset Award.

A native of Chester County, she currently resides in Merion, Pennsylvania with her husband, David Fineman. She has two grown stepsons and, in her free time, she and her husband enjoy opera, travel and golf.

Connect with Pat Ciarrocchi on Twitter: @PatCiarrocchi; and on Facebook: Pat Ciarrocchi.

Janay Rice (photo credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Pat Ciarrocchi: ‘I Stayed, But Why?’

As I watched the unfolding of the story of Ray Rice and his wife, Jamary Palmer – a picture in mind came back clear as day.

09/10/2014

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Taney Dragons Reflect On The Memory Of A Lifetime

This is a pivotal day for the Taney Dragons.

08/27/2014

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Crozer Keystone Health System

Pat Ciarrocchi visited the Crozer Cardiac Rehab Center at Springfield Hospital.

08/25/2014

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Last Surviving Member Of Philadelphia Stars Talks Taney Dragons And Their Pitching Phenom

When the Taney Dragons take the field tonight, Mahlon “Duck” Duckett will be watching every move.

08/20/2014

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Mo’ne Davis’ Mom: ‘I Never Thought This Whole Thing Would Blow Up Like This’

Mo’ne Davis’ mom says, “I never in a million years thought this whole thing would blow up like this.”

08/19/2014

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Local Artist To Create Icon Of The Holy Family For World Meeting Of Families

Preparations are underway for an “expected” visit from Pope Francis, during the World Meeting of Families next year. That includes the creation of a religious icon to be used to promote the World Meeting.

08/15/2014

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Congressman Brady On Philly Hosting The DNC: ‘I Think We’re Going To Get It’

Official Philly is pulling out all the stops. It wants the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and it wants it badly.

08/12/2014

File Photo of the Taney Dragons from earlier in the season. (Credit: Pat Ciarrocchi/CBS3)

Taney Dragons Of Center City Philadelphia Wins PA State Little League Title

The Taney Dragons became the first urban Philadelphia team ever to win the PA State Little League Championship.

07/30/2014

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Cherry Hill Campers Write To Boy With Inoperable Tumor Who Wished For Cards On His Birthday

On Friday, July 25th, a very sick little boy from Foxboro, Massachusetts will be celebrating his 6th birthday. His wish? Getting lots of birthday cards

07/23/2014

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‘Classical Mystery Tour — Tribute To The Beatles’

You can love The Beatles and classical music. Just ask Don Liuzzi and Mark Gigliotti, veteran artists with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

07/18/2014

Smoke from rockets fired from a northern neighborhood of Gaza City are seen after being launched toward Israel on July 17, 2014. Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed four children, medics said, after a humanitarian lull in a 10-day conflict that has killed 237 Palestinians. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX        (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Rabbi In Israel Speaks To CBS 3 As Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Continues To Escalate

By Pat Ciarrocchi PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For Rabbi Neil Cooper and his wife Lori, posing with their children and grandchildren who live in Israel is infrequent and precious. So when sirens warned of incoming Hamas [...]

07/17/2014

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Clean Eating From Gauge Girl Training

Pat Ciarrocchi spoke to Christine Hronec, of Gauge Girl Training, and a client, Alexandra, about clean eating.

07/15/2014

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Dr. Kellyann Petrucci On Paleo Foods

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci visits Talk Philly to chat with Pat about how easy it is to incorporate Paleo foods into our daily diet to help us be as healthy and fit as possible.

07/04/2014

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Waffatopia

Waffatopia shared some delicious waffles with Pat Ciarrocchi on Talk Philly. For more information, visit: waffatopia.com

06/27/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Architect Frank Gehry Speaks About Plans For Changes To Famous ‘Rocky Steps’

Today, Museum leadership and a world renowned architect unveiled for the public a master plan to upgrade the interior, create extensive new gallery space, and re-imagine the exterior steps that “Rocky” made famous.

06/26/2014

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