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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World Reacts To Photo Of Syrian Child

By Syma Chowdhry PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s an image that’s been seen around the world. The body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed onto a beach in Turkey. The now iconic photo represents the struggle of […]


PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 16: Tim Tebow #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass in the third quarter of the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on August 16, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Some Fans Show Support For Tebow Heading Into Final Preseason Game

There are 11 days until kickoff for the Eagles.


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Montgomery Township Police Host K-9 Certification Field Trials

The Harrisburg police dog and his handler, Corporal Tyron Meik, are in Montgomery Township getting a K-9 certification.


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Women Take To The Diamond At Phillies Baseball 101

Baseball 101 is a program that offers fans a real-life experience, while a portion of the proceeds goes to charity.


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Investigators Identify Alleged Bus Driver Who Fatally Struck Man In Center City

On Wednesday, police identified the alleged bus driver as 66-year-old Walter Jefferson.


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Police ID 3 Victims Who Died In NE Philly Crash

Philadelphia police say three people are dead and two others are injured after an accident in the Bustleton section of the city late Wednesday night.


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Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden Reopens Amid Battle With City

Pop-up beer gardens have been popping up throughout Philly this summer, but the developer of the Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden has been fighting the city to keep his open.


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Firefighters Use Vacant Homes For Training In Burlington County

CBS 3 Eyewitness News got a first-hand look at how some local firefighters are using soon-to-be demolished homes as a training ground.


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Darby Police Chief Angry That Man Arrested Twice For Same Crime Was Back On The Street

Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe wants to know why Isaac Dougba was out of the street after the alleged first child luring incident.


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Sinkholes In Residential Streets Have Neighbors Concerned In Kensington

Neighbors say the hole has been there for about a month and a half — and has been getting bigger.


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Gibbstown Barbecue Pit Wins State Barbecue Championship

This weekend the best of the best competed in the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship.


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Philadelphia Could Be Getting A Boost In Tourism If Named A World Heritage City

Philadelphia could get a boost in tourism if it is named a World Heritage City.


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Underground Fire Sparks Power Outages, Road Closures And Evacuations In Old City

The call first came in about smoking manholes at 2nd and Walnut in Old City around 10:45 a.m.


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Rita’s Water Ice Stops Serving Custard Due To Bird Flu-induced Egg Shortage

Instead, stores will be transitioning to soft-serve ice cream as their custard supply runs out.