Steve Patterson


Steve Patterson joined CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Eyewitness News team as a reporter in December, 2013.

Patterson came to Philadelphia from KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri where he had been a reporter since 2011. He began his journalism career as a reporter for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before being promoted to Holland County Bureau Chief there. Patterson covered numerous long form investigative pieces for the station including one story that led to the license removal and arrest of one of the area’s most notorious slumlords.

A native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Patterson is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. He is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Connect with Steve Patterson on Twitter: @PattersonCBS3; and on Facebook: Steve Patterson.

(photo credit CBS 3.  Shooting suspect's father, Henry Cotto.

Father Of Teen Accused Of Shooting Trooper Speaks Briefly Outside Police Barracks

The father of the suspect accused of shooting a Pennsylvania State Trooper is speaking out tonight. He was surrounded by reporters as he left the police barracks a short time ago.


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Salvation Army Preparing Thousands Of “Thanksgiving-To-Go” Meals

Hundreds of families in need will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal thanks to generous donations from the Salvation Army. And instead of a communal meal, the families will be able to enjoy the feast in their own homes.


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Misplaced Craigslist Ad Brings Local Man, Woman Needing A Kidney Together

A local man is risking his own life after stumbling on a Craigslist posting.



Some Terrorists Could Be Using A Very Common Device To Send Hidden Messages

Six separate attacks, nearly 130 dead. Analysts say the mass killings in Paris likely took months to plan with ways to “blindspot” communication. Now, the intelligence community is pointing to “dark apps” or phone programs we can all download to encrypt or even erase messages.


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New Rules Have Some Mormons Questioning Their Faith

Turmoil for the Mormon Church as new rules have some members questioning their faith. “It’s really heartbreaking,” Holly King Bennett tells Eyewitness News.


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Facebook Criticized For Not Using Safety Check Feature During Beirut Attacks

Just one day before Paris, there was Beirut. 43 killed, hundreds more injured in a series of suicide bombings. ISIS extremists claimed responsibility.


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Pottstown’s First-Ever Student And School Board Member

When he takes his seat in December, 18-year-old Emmanuel Wilkerson will become the first simultaneous student and school board member in Pottstown District History.


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Pair Of Baby Goats Missing From Local Petting Zoo

After the caretakers put the goats to bed Sunday night, they reportedly went missing the next morning.


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Family, Friends Mourn After Accident Claims Life Of South Jersey Man

By Steve Patterson SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J., (CBS) — Authorities say a man is dead after the lawn mower he was riding caught fire Sunday afternoon in Springfield Township, Burlington County. His wife spoke exclusively with […]


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Philly Business Victimized Days After Owner Stabbed Almost 30 Times

This marks the second time since Thursday criminals invaded Southwest Auto Tag Service.


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PennDOT Prepares For Papal Visit

Just as the city felt eerily empty Friday, so to did the highways surrounding it.


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Philadelphia Police Continue Effort To Create A Diverse Workforce

The Philadelphia Police department is working to attract more minorities and women.


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Teen Cancer Survivor Celebrates Beating The Disease With Rocky Run Up Art Museum Steps

For 13-year-old Sean Bartolucci, these 72 steps represent a year-and-a-half of struggle to persevere through a battle with cancer. And for him, standing above them Sunday means everything.


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Berks County School Destroyed In Storm

Officials say storms that tore through the region ripped the roof off an elementary school and severely damaged the building.


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Police ID 17-Year-Old Victim Of North Philadelphia Fatal Stabbing

Authorities say the victim, Anita Cotton, died after being stabbed numerous times in her neck, back and arm on the 4200 block of North Broad Street.



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