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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.

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Doylestown Runner Injured In Boston Bombings Shares Her Story

At Tuesday’s tribute to the victims and first responders of the 2013 Boston Marathon, runner Amy Oneill of Doylestown was among the guests.

04/15/2014

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Eye On The Arts: Treasures From Korea

Hyunsoo Woo climbs the grand stair case and marvels at this forty foot tall realization of a dream.

04/10/2014

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Eye On The Arts: ‘PAFA In Bloom’

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is blooming this weekend.

04/03/2014

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Love The Arts In Philadelphia

Joel Gibbs, Talk Philly’s “Arts Ambassador,” spoke to Pat Ciarrocchi about some exciting events in the coming weeks.

04/03/2014

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Gift Of Life Donor Program

Pat Ciarrocchi spoke to a heart transplant survivor and a representative from the Gift of Life program on organ donation and the 19th Annual Donor Dash.

04/02/2014

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Visit To The Vatican: President Obama Visits With Pope Francis One Day After Pa. Delegation

The private discussion, over a wooden desk in the papal library, scheduled for a half hour stretched to 52 minutes.

03/27/2014

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Visit To The Vatican: CBS 3 Travels With Philadelphia Delegation To Rome

Follow CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi as she travels with the Philadelphia delegation and reports from Rome, Italy!

03/26/2014

The crowd at St. Peter's Square. (credit: Pat Ciarrocchi)

Visit To The Vatican: Pennsylvania Delegation Speaks With Pope Francis

Although a private meeting with Pope Francis was canceled, a delegation from Pennsylvania had the chance to speak with the Pontiff in Rome Wednesday morning.

03/26/2014

Mayor Nutter gives Archbishop Paglia a Liberty Bell and calls Philadelphia City of Hope built on families. (photo by Pat Ciarrocchi)

Visit To The Vatican: Planning for 2015 World Meeting of Families Continues at the Vatican

The planning for next year’s World Meeting of Families continues at the Vatican.

03/25/2014

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Visit To The Vatican: Delegation to Discuss Plans for 2015 Gathering, Request Pope Francis Visit

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter are at the Vatican to discuss plans for next year’s World Meeting of Families right here in Philadelphia.

03/24/2014

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Pope Francis’ First Year At The Vatican

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit who had been ready to retire as Archbishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina, was chosen and some say transformed.

03/13/2014

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Superintendent Hite Introduces New Action Plan To Turn Around Philadelphia Public Schools

For Dr. William Hite, the goals are researched, proven and interconnected, at the top 100 percent college or career readiness.

02/17/2014

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Love The Arts In Philadelphia

Joel Gibbs, Talk Philly’s “Arts Ambassador,” spoke to Pat Ciarrocchi about some exciting events in the coming weeks.

02/12/2014

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‘The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel’

Philadelphia is putting the spotlight on Simon & Garfunkel, with three performances beginning Friday night.

02/06/2014

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Love The Arts In Philadelphia

Joel Gibbs, Talk Philly’s “Arts Ambassador”, spoke to Pat Ciarrocchi about some exciting events in the coming weeks.

01/31/2014

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