Walt Hunter

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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 16 Philadelphia Emmy Awards, most recently the 2014 Emmy for “Crime News.” He also received a 2013 Emmy for coverage of “Hurricane Sandy,” along one for “Outstanding General Assignment 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 for seven years, he co-hosted 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.

Connect with Walt Hunter on Twitter: @WaltHunterCBS3; and on Facebook: Walt Hunter.

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Police: Woman Attacked In Broad Daylight In Spring Garden

Anyone with information should call Philadelphia Police at 215-546-TIPS.

02/26/2015

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Massive West Kensington Blaze Under Investigation

Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have now joined Philadelphia Fire Department investigators looking for the cause of a destructive 3-alarm fire

02/24/2015

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Exclusive Video: Philadelphia Police Get High Tech Help Stopping Bank Robbery Suspect

Philadelphia Police say a bank robbery suspect had no idea that while he tried to make his escape from a bank robbery, there was a GPS chip tracking his every movement.

02/20/2015

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I-Team Exclusive: Hit Man’s Secrets

Now, speaking to CBS 3 Investigative Reporter Walt Hunter, he gives a fascinating, and, at times, frightening account of his position as a mob hit man – and his decision to leave organized crime.

02/19/2015

Philadelphia Skyline. (credit: Justin Drabick)

Experts Optimistic About Security, And Economic Impact Of 2016 Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau predicts the 2016 Democratic National Convention will generate between $170 and $250 million dollars for the city.

02/12/2015

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Police Charge Suspect In Sexual Assault Of Woman At SEPTA Station

Philadelphia police have charged a suspect in the alleged sexual assault of a woman at SEPTA’s Jefferson Station.

02/11/2015

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New FBI Task Force Probes Imbo-Petrone Disappearance

A new FBI Cold Case Task Force is now looking into the disappearance of Richard Petrone Jr. and Danielle Imbo who vanished on February 19, 2005.

02/10/2015

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Police Investigate 3 Overnight Burglaries In Radnor Township

Lt. Chris Flanagan says between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. a burglar or burglars slipped into the homes through first floor doors and windows, taking laptops, phones and purses, while residents were sleeping upstairs.

02/09/2015

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Philadelphia’s Firefighters Union Addresses Investigation Into Alleged On-Duty Sex In Fire Department

Joe Schulle, president of Philadelphia Firefighters and Paramedics Local 22, revealed for the first time details about an investigation by the Philadelphia Inspector General into allegations into on-duty sex among male members and a female member at firehouses and inside at least one fire department vehicle.

02/06/2015

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Mayor Speaks On Philadelphia Fire Department Investigation

Mayor Michael Nutter says he “concerned” about allegations that male members of the Philadelphia Fire Department engaged in sexual activity with a female member while on-duty at city firehouses and inside a fire department vehicle.

01/29/2015

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Lower Merion Police Accused Of Racial Profiling After Stopping And Questioning Snow Shovelers

On Wednesday evening, Police Superintendent Mike McGrath stepped before cameras, saying that the stopping of the two snow shovelers yesterday and two others in the same neighborhood had nothing to do with racial profiling.

01/29/2015

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Sources: Probe Into On-Duty Sex In Philadelphia Fire Department

Sources tell CBS 3 allegations of sexual activity on-duty involving as many as a dozen male members of the Philadelphia Fire Department have been investigated by the Office of the Philadelphia Inspector General.

01/27/2015

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Former Philadelphia Homicide Detective Facing Criminal Charges in Girlfriend’s Murder Case

A former Philadelphia homicide detective is facing charges after he allegedly interfered with a murder investigation involving his girlfriend.

01/22/2015

Scene of deadly shooting near Temple University on January 13, 2015. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Police Release Surveillance Video Of Suspect Wanted In Shooting Death Of Woman In North Philly

Police have released new information, including surveillance video, in the shooting death of a woman waiting for a SEPTA bus Tuesday morning.

01/16/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: After Monday’s Deadly Washington Metro Incident, What SEPTA Says Underground Riders Should Know About Safety

Following Monday’s deadly incident in the smoke-filled tunnel beneath the streets of Washington, SEPTA officials say they well understand why any emergency unfolding aboard a train underground can be especially frightening for passengers.

01/13/2015

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