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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Center City Lawyer Surrenders on Charges of Raping 14-Year-Old Girl

A center city attorney is facing sexual assault charges after investigators allege he had sexual intercourse with an underage girl in his office on several occasions.

11/25/2014

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Food Store That Opened Just 5 Months Ago Set To Close In Chester

Aldi acquired Bottom Dollar Food, but the company has not said whether or not it will set up a shop at this location, leaving dozens without a job.

11/20/2014

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Wawa Sues Florida Restaurant Over Name

Patel received a notice from Wawa’s lawyer about a month ago.

11/20/2014

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Easton School Board Members Asked To Resign Following Snooping Scandal

That’s when Tom Drago, the District’s tech directory, was accused of snooping through administrators’ computers and of recording a meeting with employees without their knowledge.

11/17/2014

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Anti-Violence Rally Held Outside Southwest Philadelphia High School

City officials, school staff and the Philadelphia teachers union held an anti-violence rally outside of the troubled Bartram High School Wednesday afternoon.

11/12/2014

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Company Combines Safety And Fashion With Potentially Life Saving Charm

Two brothers from Florida created a product that could’ve helped find Carlesha Freeland-Gaither the moment she was abducted.

11/11/2014

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Suspected Human Remains Found During South Jersey Pool Excavation Could Date Back More Than 100 Years

Forensic experts have only scratched the surface when it comes to the human remains found in Burlington County.

11/10/2014

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was last seen around 10:00 Sunday night in the 100 block of West Coulter Street in Germantown. (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Residents In Aberdeen, Maryland React To Investigation Into Abduction Of Philadelphia Woman

Many people in Aberdeen, Maryland are shocked to learn that the investigation into the abduction of a Philadelphia woman has come to their town.

11/05/2014

Do Not Enter With Mask or Hoodie sign. (credit: Syma Chowdhry)

‘No Hoodies’ Signs: Offensive Or Merely A Way For Store Owners To Protect Themselves?

Signs asking customers to take off their hoodies or masks before entering are popping up on many corner stores in South Philadelphia.

11/04/2014

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Local Shoppers Weigh In On Victoria’s Secret Ad Controversy

It’s no secret that Victoria’s Secret uses thin models for its campaigns, but add the words “perfect body” and that will stir up the perfect debate.

10/30/2014

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Wilmington Bans Smoking In Some Parts Of The City

Wilmington’s mayor Dennis Williams has signed an executive order banning smoking in some public places in the city.

10/29/2014

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Thousands In Philadelphia Walk To Help Find Cure For Diabetes

JDRF, formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, held its annual 5K walk at the Philadelphia Art Museum on Sunday.

10/26/2014

University Hospital At Newark, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS3)

NJ And NY Implement Strict Ebola Quarantine Rules

A health care worker quarantined in a New Jersey hospital after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa has now developed a fever. She’s the first traveler quarantined under a new Ebola watch. Now, New York and New Jersey officials have implemented new rules for people who come in contact with Ebola infected patients.

10/25/2014

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Burned Remains Of Cat, 3 Kittens Found In Pleasantville

A janitor found the charred remains of a cat and three kittens in the staff parking lot of Washington Avenue Elementary School Tuesday morning.

10/23/2014

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Airport Workers In Philadelphia Voice Health Concerns

Philadelphia airport workers, with the help of one of the largest service employee unions, held a press conference saying they are not properly equipped to prevent the spread of Ebola.

10/22/2014

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