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Syma Chowdhry

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Syma Chowdhry joined the CBS 3/The CW Philly’s Eyewitness News team as a reporter in March 2013.

Chowdhry, a native of Toms River, New Jersey, returns to the area from the CBS stations in Detroit, WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV, where she had been a morning anchor since 2011. In 2013, she won an Emmy award from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a 30-minute show she produced and hosted about comedian/talk show host Steve Harvey and his struggles making it to the top.

Previously, Chowdhry was a reporter/anchor for News 12 New Jersey in Edison and a reporter for The University Network in Jersey City. In 2008, she received a Telly Award for her features reporting with News 12 New Jersey. Chowdhry began her broadcasting career at News 14 Carolina in Raleigh, North Carolina as a reporter/producer in 2004.

Chowdhry is a 2004 graduate of Temple University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. She speaks Hindi and Urdu.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Chihuahua, Nala, and is a self-described history buff. She resides in Philadelphia.

Connect with Syma Chowdhry on Twitter: @SymaChowdhry; and on Facebook: Syma Chowdhry.

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New App Raises Money For Animal Shelters Every Time You Walk Your Dog

Imagine every time you take your dog for a walk, you are helping other dogs with every step! A new app does that and it’s doesn’t cost you a penny.

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2 Big Name Stores Breathing New Life Into Center City’s Retail Landscape

New York-based department store Century 21 will open in the Gallery on 8th and Market Thursday.

10/20/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Bicyclist Accuses UPenn Officer Of Using Excessive Force; Part Of Confrontation Caught On Camera

A bicyclist has accused a University of Pennsylvania police officer of using excessive force, and part of the tense confrontation was caught on camera by a witness.

10/09/2014

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Temple Offers Amnesty Program For Students Who Drank Too Much, But Do Not Want To Get In Trouble

In the first three weeks at Temple, 43 students were taken to the hospital for alcohol consumption. Of the 43, so far only seven requested amnesty.

09/25/2014

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Double Shooting In Fairhill

One person is dead and two others are injured following a double shooting in the Fairhill section of the city.

09/24/2014

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Family Of Convicted Murderer Hopeful New DNA Evidence Will Prove His Innocence

Lawyers with the Innocence Project say new DNA evidence proves Wright did not commit the crime, but someone else did.

09/22/2014

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Four Shot, Two Dead After Argument At Unlicensed Bar

Just after midnight in North Philadelphia, four men were found shot in the 5600 block of North Park Avenue. When police and medics arrived at an unlicensed bar located inside a former day care center, two men, 26 and 39-years-old, were pronounced dead at the scene.

09/21/2014

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Manhunt Continues For Gunman Who Ambushed 2 PA Troopers, Killing 1

It has been three days since a shooter ambushed two state troopers during a shift change.

09/15/2014

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NJ Senate President Sweeney On Ray Rice: ‘Law Enforcement Treated It Like A Traffic Ticket’

Many thoughts went through New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney’s head when he saw the clip of Ray Rice punching his wife in a Revel casino elevator.

09/10/2014

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In Light Of Ray Rice Video, Local Reps From Women Against Abuse Try To Explain Why His Wife Is Lashing Out At The Media

It’s clear to see in the video who is the abuser and who is the victim…so why is Janay Rice blaming the media rather than her husband?

09/09/2014

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Football Fans React To Disturbing Ray Rice Video

Initially, the NFL gave Rice a two-game suspension. Now, the Ravens have terminated his contract.

09/08/2014

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After Recent Shootings In Tacony, Some Residents Want More Police Officers

With Tuesday’s shooting that left a nine-year-old boy injured, some folks in Northeast Philadelphia want to see more police officers in their neighborhoods.

09/03/2014

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Man Struck By Car, Then Shot Dead In Northeast Philadelphia

Police are searching for a suspect who ran down a man and then shot and killed him in Northeast Philadelphia.

08/24/2014

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Old City Restaurant Named The Second Best In The Country By Bon Appetit Magazine

High Street on Market has been ranked the second best new restaurant in the country by Bon Appetit Magazine.

08/22/2014

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Deadly Shooting Of 3-Year-Old In Philadelphia Has Officials Calling For Action

District Attorney Seth Williams and other officials held a press conference to bring attention to a bill sitting in the state House and Senate.

08/20/2014

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