Joe Holden

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Joe Holden came home to join the Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter in May, 2016.

The Delaware County native has previously been with WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he covered, among other high-profile stories, Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia. He was also an investigative reporter for WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market, at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia and an assignment editor at WPHL-TV in Philadelphia.

Joe has a track record of holding public officials accountable and breaking numerous stories involving political corruption and environmental issues, including stories connected to the reputed Kids for Cash scandal in Luzerne County and how public boards handled the rise of the Marcellus Shale industry in Susquehanna and Bradford counties.

Joe attended St. Laurence Parochial School in Upper Darby and Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill. He is a 2002 graduate of Cabrini College where he was the editor in chief of the college newspaper, The Loquitur, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communication. As a teenager, he was choir director and organist at St. Donato Parish in Overbrook and later, director of music at St. Charles Borromeo in Drexel Hill.  His love of music helped pay his way through college.

Joe and his wife, Kelly, have three children.

Popular Philadelphia Rapper General Reezy Among 2 Dead In North Philly Drive-By Shooting

Two people, including popular Philly rapper General Reezy, have died and four others were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday night in North Philadelphia.


Upper Darby Police: Man Follows Woman, Slashes Her Tires While She’s At Work During Road Rage Incident

According to police, surveillance video shows the man taking an ice pick to both driver’s side tires, flattening them in a matter of seconds.


Investigators Exhume Graves Of 7 Homicide Victims To Uncover Clues In Decades-Old Murders

Investigators hope new DNA technology could help identify victims and possibly uncover clues that lead to justice.

CBS 3–08/07/2018

Stoneleigh Gardens

Emails Reveal Private Tour, Internal School Board Conversations As Stoneleigh Gardens Controversy Continues

On June 18, CBS3 filed an open records request with the Lower Merion School District for all emails about Stoneleigh between the superintendent and school board. A month later, the district responded.

CBS 3–08/01/2018

Trial Underway For Upland Borough Councilman Accused Of Orchestrating Kickback Scheme, Planting Hidden Cameras

Ed Mitchell “called the shots” around Upland Borough as witnesses say the councilman was a force to be reckoned with.

CBS 3–07/17/2018

‘I Wasn’t Waiting For This’: One-Day Sale Causes Chaos At Build-A-Bear Workshops Across Nation

Massive lines all around the country have forced the retail company to close off lines.


Philly Controller Turning Audit Focus On Philadelphia Parking Authority

The city controller on Wednesday announced yet another audit of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

CBS 3–07/11/2018

Joe Lubowitz

Recovering Addict Who Pledged To Help Others Through Treatment Centers Facing Bribery, Kickback Allegations

A young entrepreneur from Upper Dublin who had been to the depths of addiction turned his life around to help others. Now, he’s accused of receiving bribes and kickbacks in exchange for funneling patients from the Delaware Valley to treatment centers in Florida.

CBS 3–07/10/2018

Officials Say It Could Take 4 Days To Rescue All 12 Boys And Coach In Thailand

The rescue effort being watched around the world was suspended once the sun went down, but Thai officials say the search has resumed.

CBS 3–07/08/2018

‘The Guy Has Issues’: Philadelphia Officials Speak Out About Arrest Of Alleged Terror Suspect Demetrius Pitts

Pitts was arrested Monday in connection to plotting an Independence Day attack in Cleveland, Ohio.

CBS 3–07/03/2018

City Of Philadelphia Secures Site Of July 4th Celebration

Tens of thousands will jam the Parkway, presenting a bunch of challenges for law enforcement during 4th of July festivities.

CBS 3–07/03/2018

PA Attorney General Petitioning For Release Of ‘Clergy Sex Abuse’ Grand Jury Report Involving 6 Catholic Dioceses

The Pennsylvania Attorney General is petitioning for the release of the “Clergy Sex Abuse” report involving six catholic dioceses.

CBS 3–07/01/2018

Undercover Legal Battle Brewing Over Damning Grand Jury Report Into Clergy Sex Abuse In Pennsylvania

An undercover legal battle is brewing over what is reportedly a very eye-opening grand jury report about clergy sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania.

CBS 3–06/27/2018

Former Bank Manger Accused Of Embezzling More Than $100,000 In Money Shuffling Scheme

Court papers detail a rather simple money shuffling scheme at Downingtown National bank branches in Exton and Chester Springs.

CBS 3–06/26/2018

Xavier Moy

Philadelphia Police Appealing To Public For Help In Hit-And-Run That Killed 5-Year-Old Boy

Xavier Moy was killed in the hit-and-run on the 5000 block of Irving Street in West Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.

CBS 3–06/25/2018

Authorities Investigating Possible Drug Lab In Montgomery County

Police: 4 Detained In Meth Lab Bust In Montgomery County

Police could be seen outside a residence on Buchert Road and Laurel Way in Lower Pottsgrove, Wednesday morning. 

CBS 3–06/20/2018

Upper Darby Police Release Surveillance Video Of Violent Shooting Inside Chinese Restaurant

2 Wanted After ‘Cold-Blooded’ Shooting Inside Upper Darby Chinese Restaurant

Upper Darby police are asking for the public’s help identifying a gunman wanted in a violent encounter.

CBS 3–06/19/2018

Syed Naqvi

Family Of Boy Called ‘ISIS’ By Classmates Files Discrimination Lawsuit After Controversial School Presentation

The Naqvi family has filed a federal race discrimination lawsuit against Saint Dominic Parish School and the Philadelphia Archdiocese

CBS 3–06/13/2018

Residents In Public Battle With Lower Merion School District Over Stoneleigh Garden

The peaceful Stoneleigh Garden now sits at the intersection of a public battle.

CBS 3–05/31/2018

Brandon Bostian’s Lawyers Tell Judge They Are Unable To Obtain Critical NTSB Documents Into Deadly Amtrak Crash

Lawyers for Bostian said there are important details missing from the investigation that night because the NTSB has not released them.

CBS 3–05/31/2018

Meek Mill In Court For Motions Hearing As He Seeks New Trial

Meek Mill’s Lawyers Questioning Judge Genece Brinkley’s Fitness To Preside Case By Bringing Up Lawsuit

Meek Mill was seen arriving in court with his lawyers Wednesday morning.

CBS 3–05/30/2018

Memorial Day: Vets Gather In Media To Remember Fallen Brothers And Sisters

It was a special bond being highlighted in Media this Memorial Day as veterans gathered to remember the brothers and sisters they lost in combat.

CBS 3–05/28/2018

Family Questioning Why Man Accused Of Gunning Down Girlfriend Was Previously Out On Bail

The 25-year-old was fatally shot by her boyfriend last week, according to police.

CBS 3–05/23/2018

Marple Township Residents Fired Up Over Proposed Redevelopment Of Don Guanella School

The archdiocese owns the land and plans to close the deal early next year with Sproul Road Partners.

CBS 3–05/21/2018

Sean Kratz Rejects Plea Deal, Cosmo DiNardo Pleads Guilty To Murder Charges In Deaths Of 4 Men

Cosmo DiNardo will be spending the rest of his life in jail following the murders of four men last year.

CBS 3–05/16/2018

4 Upper Darby Officers Rescue Couple From Burning Drexel Hill Home

Over the weekend, four Upper Darby officers put their own lives on the line to save two people from a burning home.


H.R. McMaster Sr.

Died In ‘Plain Sight’: Nurse For H.R. McMaster’s Father Charged In His Death At Senior Care Facility

McMaster died April 13, about eight hours after falling and hitting his head at the Cathedral Village retirement community.

CBS 3–05/10/2018

Daughter Of Fallen Officer Takes First Ride In Police Unity Tour

Hundreds hit the road in our region for the police unity tour, including one woman who biked in memory of her father.

CBS 3–05/09/2018

Defense Attorney: Negotiations In Works For Possible Plea For Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Gerard Grandzol

Police say Grandzol was shot and killed in front of his 2-year-old child in a botched robbery.


Jerez Coleman

DJ Who Appeared On ‘Catfish’ Fooled Philly Schools Into Speaking To Students

He had security and apparently told district officials he was Alicia Keys’ DJ.


Meek Mill

Meek Mill Calls For Criminal Justice Reform: ‘Voiceless Men’ In Prison Are Depending On Me

One week after being released from jail, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is back in the spotlight, calling for criminal justice reform.

CBS 3–05/03/2018

Upper Darby Police Conduct Intoxication Lesson To Help Save Lives

Upper Darby officers get a science of intoxication lesson to help save lives.


Overbrook Residents In Uproar Following Tire-Slashing Spree

There is frustration and disbelief in one Philadelphia neighborhood after a crime spree that involved the slashing of car tires on several city blocks on Monday morning.

CBS 3–05/01/2018

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Bill Cosby Yelled At By Prosecutor During Closing Argument For Apparently Laughing

There were fireworks in the courtroom on Tuesday as the prosecution and defense delivered closing arguments in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial.


Bill Cosby

Defense Says Schedules Show Cosby Wasn’t Around For Assault

Jurors got a look Friday at Bill Cosby’s travel records as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he is accused of drugging and molesting a woman there.


Man’s Wheelchair-Accessible Van Damaged After Hit-And-Run Driver Goes On Collision Course

A family’s wheelchair-accessible van is damaged after police say a hit-and-run driver went on a collision course through North Philly.


Kevin Esterly

Man Who Fled To Mexico With Teen Will Soon Return To Pennsylvania

A man who frequently checked a teenager out of school without her parents’ knowledge and fled to Mexico with her will soon be in the custody of Pennsylvania authorities.


Alleged Driver In Fatal Radnor Hit-And-Run Turns Himself In

Kevin Gaughan stared down and ignored questions as the 30-year-old man from Paoli surrendered to police on Thursday.


Sources: Suspect In Custody For Detonating Pipe Bomb In Front Of Estranged Wife’s House

The Delaware State Fire Marshal says the device detonated in the person’s front yard shortly after midnight on the 1300 block of Cypress Avenue in Elsemere.


Yolanda Stallings

EXCLUSIVE: Philly Fire Captain Accused Of Insurance Fraud Arrested On Obstruction Of Justice Charge

Only CBS3 was there as the once-decorated ranking Philadelphia official in the paramedic unit was arrested Thursday and arraigned before a federal judge on an obstruction of justice charge.


Police Dog Helps Sniff Out Man Allegedly In Possession Of Child Porn

A police dog in Delaware County helps catch a man allegedly in possession of child porn.


Police: Teenage Girl Abducted In North Philadelphia

Police: Teenage Girl Unharmed After Being Abducted In North Philadelphia

It happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday along the 3300 block of Fairhill Street.


Tour Bus Fire Forces Shut Down I-95 On-Ramp

It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the Northbound lanes of the I-495 merge with 95 North.


EXCLUSIVE: Boy Bullied At School Wakes Up To Racist Graffiti On Home

Joey’s mom and dad say their son was targeted because of his race.


11-Year-Old Boy Scout Summoned For Jury Duty

One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.


Sources: Officer Who Testified Against Meek Mill In 2007 Appeared On ‘Tainted Cops’ List

Sources confirm the Philadelphia police officer, who in 2007 testified against rapper Meek Mill, appeared on a list of so-called “tainted cops.”


Jersey Shore Police Bust Couple Behind Alleged Burglary Ring

Wildwood Crest investigators say two burglars thought they’d be able to prey on empty shore homes.


Philly Pastor, Church Flying High With Eagles Pride

The modern English Gothic church is imposing, second only to the soaring Eagles spirit that’ll rise out of Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Rhawnhurst on Sunday.


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NFL’s Generosity Didn’t Go Unnoticed By Eagles Fans, Philly School District

Another big win for the home team over the NFL’s underdog shirts.