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.
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 hope new DNA technology could help identify victims and possibly uncover clues that lead to justice.
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.
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.
Massive lines all around the country have forced the retail company to close off lines.
The city controller on Wednesday announced yet another audit of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
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.
The rescue effort being watched around the world was suspended once the sun went down, but Thai officials say the search has resumed.
‘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.
Tens of thousands will jam the Parkway, presenting a bunch of challenges for law enforcement during 4th of July festivities.
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.
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.
Court papers detail a rather simple money shuffling scheme at Downingtown National bank branches in Exton and Chester Springs.
Xavier Moy was killed in the hit-and-run on the 5000 block of Irving Street in West Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.
Police could be seen outside a residence on Buchert Road and Laurel Way in Lower Pottsgrove, Wednesday morning.
Upper Darby police are asking for the public’s help identifying a gunman wanted in a violent encounter.
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
The peaceful Stoneleigh Garden now sits at the intersection of a public battle.
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.
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.
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.
The 25-year-old was fatally shot by her boyfriend last week, according to police.
The archdiocese owns the land and plans to close the deal early next year with Sproul Road Partners.
Cosmo DiNardo will be spending the rest of his life in jail following the murders of four men last year.
Over the weekend, four Upper Darby officers put their own lives on the line to save two people from a burning home.
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.
Hundreds hit the road in our region for the police unity tour, including one woman who biked in memory of her father.
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.
He had security and apparently told district officials he was Alicia Keys’ DJ.
One week after being released from jail, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is back in the spotlight, calling for criminal justice reform.
Upper Darby officers get a science of intoxication lesson to help save lives.
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.
There were fireworks in the courtroom on Tuesday as the prosecution and defense delivered closing arguments in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial.
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.
A family’s wheelchair-accessible van is damaged after police say a hit-and-run driver went on a collision course through North Philly.
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.
Kevin Gaughan stared down and ignored questions as the 30-year-old man from Paoli surrendered to police on Thursday.
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.
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.
A police dog in Delaware County helps catch a man allegedly in possession of child porn.
It happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday along the 3300 block of Fairhill Street.
It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the Northbound lanes of the I-495 merge with 95 North.
Joey’s mom and dad say their son was targeted because of his race.
One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.
Sources confirm the Philadelphia police officer, who in 2007 testified against rapper Meek Mill, appeared on a list of so-called “tainted cops.”
Wildwood Crest investigators say two burglars thought they’d be able to prey on empty shore homes.
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.
‘He Spoke To Issues On Both Sides Of The Aisle’: Administration Praises Trump Following His First State Of The Union Address
Cabinet members said Trump’s remarks were consistently optimistic.
Another big win for the home team over the NFL’s underdog shirts.