Eyewitness News Reporter Walt Hunter is one of the market’s most outstanding investigative reporters. His hard-driving and in-depth reporting style has won him scores of awards and honors including 10 Philadelphia Emmy Awards, most recently the 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Reporter. Hunter has also been honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, the Associated Press and the Philadelphia Press Association. In 2007, he was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.
Hunter joined CBS 3’s news team in 1980 covering the police beat, and since that time, has earned a reputation for breaking many of the Philadelphia area’s top stories. Hunter’s series of investigative reports on Joaquin Rivera, a beloved guidance counselor who died waiting for medical care at a hospital emergency room, prompted hearings by Philadelphia’s City Council. His exclusive reports about how confusion and mistakes kept lifesaving help from reaching a dying mother at Philadelphia International Airport, also brought about major changes at the airport.
Hunter’s live radio broadcast on the funeral for murdered Philadelphia Police Officer John Pawlowski received the top award in 2010 for “Outstanding Radio Story” from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, where he co-hosts the popular weekly talk show, the “Crime Guys.”
A Philadelphia native, Hunter worked his way through college spending summers as a deck hand on an oil barge at a Philadelphia refinery. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
He made his move to television following five years as the morning drive and police beat reporter for WCAU-AM, then an all news radio station. He also worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin and The Main Line Times where at 23 he was the youngest managing editor in the history of the paper. In his spare time, Hunter is an avid railroad buff, golfer and runner. He served for 29 years as a volunteer firefighter in his community and continues to lend his advice and support to fire companies around the region.
It is the portrait of a hero, at once inspirational and heartbreaking.
A Levittown couple describes the terrifying moments as, they claim, a Sergeant from the Bucks County Sheriff’s Department roughed them up, then falsely arrested them inside their home.
Police say an intruder attempted to indecently assault a 6-year-old girl in North Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.
An exclusive CBS 3 report reveals the FBI – and one of their retired art theft experts – are now teaming up in the search for a rare Norman Rockwell painting, stolen more than 3 decades ago from a Cherry Hill, N.J. home.
An exclusive CBS 3 I-Team investigation reveals it took Philadelphia Police nearly five hours before the first car was dispatched to a hit-and-run accident in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday night that left 15-year-old Kylie Givens critically injured.
Britt Benner found more than just snow when she went outside her Narberth home to shovel a couple weeks ago.
Phil Leonetti, a longtime leader in the Philly mob, talks about the murder and mayhem that he was a big part of to CBS 3 reporter Walt Hunter.
Emergency personnel are on the scene of a hazardous materials incident at Villanova University.
Former and current judges of Philadelphia Traffic Court, plus judges in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties, as well as other employees associated with the court system, were named.
Court documents show Jason Smith, accused of murdering a doctor in Center City, plead guilty to exposing himself during a road rage incident on I-95 last year.
An exclusive CBS 3 I-Team report first revealed that 38-year-old Jennifer Moore, a mother of two, died after being taken ill in a restroom inside Terminal E at Philadelphia International Airport, even as a Good Samaritan and the victim pleaded with dispatchers to send medics.
Police on the Upper Main Line are warning shoppers to be extra careful with their purses,handbags and wallets after two thieves have struck at least 3 times in recent weeks.
Police in East Whiteland, Chester County are warning shoppers to be extra cautious this holiday season, keeping a close watch on purses, handbags and wallets.
For the second time in two weeks, an innocent victim has been gunned down in the crossfire on a Philadelphia street.
The victim and her family will speak to the media at a press conference on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
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