David Spunt

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David Spunt joined CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Eyewitness News team as a reporter in November, 2014.

Since coming to Philadelphia, he’s covered major stories including Pope Francis’ visit in 2015 and the Democratic National Convention in 2016. He also filed reports from The White House during President Trump’s nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Spunt came to CBS 3 from WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina where he had been a reporter since 2012. In Charlotte, he covered political news including the Democratic National Convention in 2012.

Previously, he was a reporter for WAFB in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he spent three months on the coast covering the BP oil spill in 2010. He also won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage.

Spunt began his career as a reporter for WRBL in Columbus, Georgia where he covered Fort Benning and the U.S. Army during the war in Iraq. He also worked in public radio.

A native of Boston, Spunt grew up in Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of Miami University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science.

Spunt loves history and ancestry. He enjoys reporting with those subjects in mind. He and his wife reside in Philadelphia with their beloved Jellicle cat.

Police: Dealership Employee Dragged Several Feet As Woman Drives Off With Car

‘I Was Trying To Swing Into The Car’: Dealership Manager Dragged Several Feet As Woman Drives Off With Car

A Philadelphia dealership employee was dragged for several feet as a woman allegedly drove off the lot with a vehicle she had asked to see. 

CBS 3–07/12/2018

Christian Street Baptist Church

Demolition Gets Underway At Christian Street Baptist Church

The church was used in recent years but has been vacant since it was sold last year.

CBS 3–07/11/2018

Philadelphia Parents Introduce Solutions To Stop Hit-And-Run Tragedies

Two Philadelphia parents who lost a child in a hit-and-run accident are working to find solutions to prevent future tragedies.

CBS 3–07/10/2018

Police Identify Man Killed After SEPTA Bus Crashes Into Home In Northeast Philadelphia

The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. on Frankford and Morrell Avenues.

CBS 3–07/06/2018

Porch Explosion Tied To Possible Hate Crime Against Transgender People, Philly Police Say

Philadelphia police are investigating a possible hate crime following an explosion at a home where transgender people live last weekend.

CBS 3–06/28/2018

Trenton Shooting: Body Cam Footage Shows Officer Rushing Victim To Hospital

Authorities in Trenton have released police body camera of an art festival shooting that left one person dead and 22 others injured earlier this month.

CBS 3–06/27/2018

Xavier Moy

Police: 5-Year-Old Boy Killed In West Philadelphia Hit-And-Run

Police say 5-year-old Xavier Moy was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

CBS 3–06/22/2018

SEPTA Considers Major Updates Including New Routes

SEPTA officials released a report Thursday that includes proposals to change the way the agency does business with riders.

CBS 3–06/21/2018

Sheriff’s Office Helping Catalog Hundreds Of Human Remains Found In Old City

A local sheriff’s office is donating time and high definition scanners to help catalog hundreds of human remains found in Old City last year.

CBS 3–06/21/2018

Protesters Greet Vice President Pence In Philly During GOP Fundraiser

Vice President Mike Pence was greeted by protesters in Philadelphia while he was in town for a fundraiser with Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor Scott Wagner.

CBS 3–06/19/2018

Local Veteran Awaiting Remains Of US Soldiers Who Died In Korean War

Friday morning, President Trump announced North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making good on a promise to return the remains of American soldiers who died in the Korean War.

CBS 3–06/15/2018

Patriots Celebrate Army Birthday, Flag Day At Independence Hall

Several hundred people stood in front of Independence Hall on Thursday to celebrate two birthdays.

06/14/2018

WARNING: Philadelphia Police Alerting Public About Rise In ATM Skimmers

Philadelphia police are warning residents about an uptick in ATM skimming incidents.

CBS 3–06/13/2018

Police Looking To Identify Persons Of Interest In Connection To Sex Assault In Hatfield

Police Looking To Identify Persons Of Interest In Connection With Sex Assault In Hatfield

Police say they are looking to speak to the two persons of interest since they were at the same establishment prior to the sexual assault happening.

CBS 3–06/12/2018

10-Year-Old Eagles Fan Rylee Mancuso Celebrates With Kenny Chesney, Carson Wentz On Stage

A 10-year-old Eagles fan got quite the surprise Saturday night during the Kenny Chesney concert at Lincoln Financial Field.

CBS 3–06/11/2018

Parents Outraged After Son Is Left On School Bus Twice In 9 Days

A Philadelphia mother is outraged after she says her son was left on the school bus twice in nine days. 

CBS 3–06/07/2018

From Tall Ships On Delaware River To Decommissioned Ships At Navy Yard

Tucked away off Broad Street behind blue security gates, the Navy Yard is a place filled with history and hope.

CBS 3–05/25/2018

Folcroft Officer Who Confronted Armed Suspect Was Same Officer Who Survived 2016 Ambush Shooting

Authorities are searching for two men wanted in connection with a police-involved shooting on Monday afternoon in Folcroft.

CBS 3–05/21/2018

Philadelphia Rail Park Opens In June

The old Reading Rail Line will open next month as The Rail Park in Philadelphia.

CBS 3–05/18/2018

Mother Forming Group To Encourage Parents To Keep Smartphones Away From Kids Until 8th Grade

Do you think your kids might be spending a little too much time in front of a phone, tablet or computer?

CBS 3–05/16/2018

Philly Police Questioning Authenticity Of Video Showing Driver Running Down Cyclist

Philadelphia police are investigating a video of what they say shows a driver intentionally running down a cyclist.

CBS 3–05/14/2018

Grace Kelly home

Grace Kelly’s Philadelphia Childhood Home Restored, Back In Family Hands

A gala celebrating the Kelly family home took place Friday night at the home in East Falls.

CBS 3–05/11/2018

Philadelphia Jury Awards $10 Million In Wrongful Arrest, Imprisonment Of Khanefah Boozer

A man wrongfully accused of shooting at a Philadelphia police officer will receive $10 million after being wrongfully arrested and imprisoned for more than three years.

CBS 3–05/10/2018

Police: Wanted Man Rammed Officer’s Vehicle, Arrested On Roof Following Pursuit

Philadelphia police arrested a man on a roof on Wednesday after he allegedly rammed an officer’s vehicle and led officers on a pursuit.

05/09/2018

Philly Police: Suspect Carrying AK-47 Wanted For Shooting 50-Year-Old Man

Police are looking for a suspect who they say shot a 50-year-old man during an altercation in West Philadelphia on Saturday.

CBS 3–05/08/2018

Philly Airport Re-Establishes Water Pressure Following 24-Inch Water Main Break

Water pressure has been restored at the Philadelphia International Airport after a 24-inch water main break causes issues on Monday night.

CBS 3–05/07/2018

Akhil Tripathi

Hindu Man Sues Murano Condo Association For Alleged Religious Discrimination

A small display in the hallway of the Murano building in Philadelphia is causing quite a large controversy.

CBS 3–05/03/2018

CDC: Tick, Mosquito-Borne Diseases Have More Than Tripled Since 2004

The CDC  is warning about the increased risk for diseases from fleas and ticks as the warmer weather approaches.

05/01/2018

point breeze home explosion

Sources: Officials Believe Point Breeze House Collapsed, Didn’t Explode

Utility crews were in Point Breeze on Tuesday with gas detectors in hand as investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the explosion.

04/24/2018

David Bernstein

Murder Victim’s Family Blames Philadelphia DA For Mishandling Of Case

A Philadelphia family is outraged that District Attorney Larry Krasner is doing away with the death penalty.

04/05/2018

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