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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 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.

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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.

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

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Delaware County’s All-volunteer Ambulance Corps Upset Over Efforts To Bring In Part-time Staff

Members of the Springfield, Delaware County Ambulance Corps fear a decision by the Board of Commissioners to bring in paid staff for some shifts could mark the “beginning of the end” for the only remaining all-volunteer unit in the county.

12/03/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Vicious Old City Attack Linked To “Knockout Game”?

CBS 3 has learned that Philadelphia Police are trying to determine if a vicious attack on an Old City street Tuesday night may be linked to the so-called “Knockout Game” in which criminals try to punch a random victim so hard they lose consciousness.

11/27/2013

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I-Team Exclusive: NIOSH Report on April, 2012 Deaths of 2 Philadelphia Firefighters

By Walt Hunter PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In a CBS 3 I-Team Exclusive, Eyewitness News has obtained a copy of a report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, providing the first answers [...]

11/22/2013

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Sources: Suspect In Parkside Shootout Wanted For Questioning About 2 Recent Murders

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says that fortunately, no officers were hurt as they battled with the gunman before shooting and critically wounding him.

11/13/2013

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Police: Manhunt Underway For Serial Armed Robber In West Philadelphia

A manhunt is underway for an armed robber who has struck 10 times since the beginning of October bringing fear to a West Philadelphia neighborhood.

11/12/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Police: Mother Faces DUI, Other Charges In Bryn Mawr Crash

Lower Merion Police say a 32-year-old Wynnewood mother is facing DUI and other charges following a crash Friday night in Bryn Mawr.

11/11/2013

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53 Drug Convictions Thrown Out By Philadelphia Judge

Fifty-three drug dealers, convicted of selling everything from “crack” cocaine to heroin, have been thrown out by a Philadelphia judge, because testimony and actions of an allegedly corrupt cop may have tainted the cases.

11/08/2013

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I-Team: Scene Of Wednesday Morning Crash On The Schuylkill Has High Rate Of Accidents

An I-Team investigation reveals a Schuylkill Expressway off-ramp in Upper Merion where a truck flipped at the start of Wednesday’s rush hour has been the scene of prior wrecks, including a Sept. 4 crash that left a driver seriously injured.

11/06/2013

Shooting Incident At Los Angeles International Airport

Police, Officials To Discuss Possible Security Improvements At Philadelphia Airport Following LAX Shooting

Chief Sullivan says while the department is well prepared to handle an “active shooter” or other emergency, it’s possible lessons learned from the shooting which left a TSA Officer dead, and three other victims wounded, could lead to changes here.

11/04/2013

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Woman Traveling To Philadelphia Describes Hearing Gunshots At LAX

In a phone interview with CBS 3, a woman described hearing shots and seeing passengers scramble inside Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport where she was waiting to board a flight to Philadelphia to visit her sister.

11/01/2013

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I-Team Exclusive: SEPTA Conductor Charged In Alleged Attack Of Passenger

In an exclusive CBS 3 I-Team interview with Investigative Reporter Walt Hunter, the alleged victim says the conductor began screaming at him, punching him and trying to choke him.

10/30/2013

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TV EXCLUSIVE: I-Team Interview With Contractor In Center City Building Collapse

CBS 3 Investigative Reporter Walt Hunter went face to face with contractor Griffin Campbell, looking for answers about the collapse.

10/29/2013

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I-Team Exclusive: Homicide Detective Investigation

CBS 3 has learned the investigation into a Philadelphia homicide detective, suspected of possibly obstructing justice in a murder case, has now expanded.

10/23/2013

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I-Team Investigation: Police Body Cameras

A CBS 3 I-Team Investigation finds, in addition to guns and badges, more and more officers nationwide are now wearing body cameras that document, with video and audio, every moment they are on patrol.

10/22/2013

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Youth Football Coach Charged With Beating Rival Coach Mid-Game In Delaware County

A little league football coach in Delaware County has been arrested and charged with beating a fellow coach in the middle of a game.

10/17/2013

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