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.
One moment she was driving to work in the busy eastbound lanes of Route 422, the next she was spinning out of control, after a pick-up truck struck her car three times then took off.
Pat Boyle told CBS 3’s Walt Hunter, “It’s a relief for our family, for our loved ones, this can now go forward.”
Only CBS 3 cameras were there as divers from the Philadelphia Police Marine Unit plunged into the freezing waters of the Schuylkill River, along Kelly Drive at mid-morning, training for ice rescue calls that may be coming as local rivers and waterways freeze over.
Alice Quay turned 100-years-young Sunday and celebrated with her family and friends.
Philadelphia officials now say medic units faced a tough combination of heavy snow, heavy traffic and an avalanche of storm-related calls that slowed responses during Tuesday’s storm.
Philadelphia Firefighters Union President Joe Schulle says pictures from several firehouses around the city show firefighters and medics are facing health risks from deteriorating conditions.
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers now says tests have found evidence a number of chemicals leaked into a Roxborough firehouse forcing its temporary closing December 17 after a member of Engine Company 66 was sickened.
Police are investigating after two men impersonating utility workers robbed a home in the Girard Estates on the 2500 block of South 20th Street.
Members of the specially trained Gladwyne Fire Company Water and Ice Rescue Team, along with other fire units across the area, are on special alert as a pretty, but potentially deadly coating of ice forms on local waterways.
Exclusive CBS 3 video showing all 8 stems and lug nuts holding the tires onto the axle had broken off. At least one was found along the roadway behind the now disabled unit.
A CBS 3 Exclusive — police are concerned after a security breach on the Main Line. They say a Radnor Township school student accessed a file containing the personal information of 2,000 district employees — and it went undiscovered for nearly six months.
EXCLUSIVE: Police Commissioner Ramsey Unveils New Addition To Department’s Website Providing Information About Officer-Involved Shootings
Providing rare access to his office at Police Headquarters, the Commissioner showed how the website will provide information on police shootings previously restricted to the department’s files.
Archaeologists are now at work as the mystery deepens into seven coffins and human remains found under a North Philadelphia schoolyard.
“This is one of the great men in the world, one of the great men in history, who did things and accomplished things that would’ve seemed impossible,” former Gov. Ed Rendell said.
TV EXCLUSIVE: Family Says Penn Didn’t Protect Researcher Who Died After Working With Dangerous Radiation
Barbara Boyer’s first thoughts when she learned her 47-year-old husband Jeff was dying: how to tell the two young daughters he adored.