Rahel Solomon

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CBS3’s Rahel Solomon

Rahel Solomon is co-anchor with Jim Donovan of CBS3’s Eyewitness News This Morning, the station’s popular morning newscast (weekdays, 4:30-7 a.m.), and Eyewitness News at Noon.

Rahel joined CBS 3 as a general assignment reporter in September, 2015. Before her weekday morning assignment, she had been anchor of the weekend morning news.

The West Philly native came home to Channel 3 from KCNC-TV, the CBS-owned station in Denver where she had been a reporter and fill-in anchor since January, 2014.  While in Denver, she distinguished herself with her coverage of the trial of Aurora Theater Shooter James Holmes and Colorado flooding in 2014 for CBS This Morning. In 2015, she was named the Colorado Association of Black Journalists’ 2015 Broadcast Journalist of the Year.

Previously, Rahel worked as a multimedia journalist for WSAZ-TV in Charleston, West Virginia. She began her career at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia as a production assistant.

Rahel earned a masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She also attended St. John’s University where she graduated with high honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.

In addition to her years in West Philadelphia, Rahel was raised in Delaware County and is a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill.

Heroic 9-Year-Old Gets Bitten By Dog In Attempt To Save Big Sister

We are now learning more about some terrifying moments for two children being chased by a dog in strawberry mansion.

CBS 3–04/29/2016

Mayor’s New Appointment For Fire Commissioner Has Some Groups Speaking Out

Some groups are questioning why the mayor needed to go outside of the fire department to find a capable leader.

CBS 3–04/12/2016

Blanche Carney Makes History As Philadelphia’s First Female Prisons Commissioner

Blanche Carney has been named the first female prisons commissioner in Philadelphia’s history.


Video Showing Off-Duty Officer Shoot A Robbery Suspect Prompts Criticism

Cell phone video captures the moment an off-duty officer shot a robbery suspect and it’s prompting some criticism.


Local Students Gear Up For National Chess Championship

Villanova isn’t the only Delaware Valley school with a national championship on the line.

CBS 3–04/04/2016

Philadelphia Officer Gives Back To Children With Autism

April marks National Autism Awareness Month and some local children living with autism received a free iPad thanks to one of Philadelphia’s finest.


Four Young Boys ID’d After SEPTA Outburst Caught On Video

Four boys allegedly hit, cursed, and spat at passengers on a SEPTA subway train.


All Quiet On Villanova’s Campus Ahead Of March Madness, Except At The Bookstore

Villanova fans are flooding the bookstore for gear ahead of the Final Four.


South Jersey Man Remembers Friend Lost During Brussels Attacks

Through the explosions that rocked Brussels, halfway across the word the aftermath remains.


Philadelphians Celebrate National Cheesesteak Day

Philadelphia is the home of the cheesesteak and March 24 was National Cheesesteak Day, where better to celebrate?


Police Investigate ‘Out Of Control’ House Party Of Roughly 300 Teens, Defended By Parents

Upper Darby Police say hundreds of teens filled a home and flooded the streets. It was a party that police say was simply out of control.


Drexel University Medical Students Complete Residencies As Part Of “Match Day”

Medical students could breathe a sigh of relief Friday as many around the country learned where they’ll be completing their residencies as part of “Match Day.”

CBS 3–03/18/2016

Police Search For A Pair Of Armed, Masked Robbery Suspects

The search is on for masked gunmen responsible for a string of violent robberies in Northwest Philadelphia.


Reward Offered For Information Regarding Dead Puppy Found In Crate

Upper Dublin Township Police and the SPCA are working to identify who allegedly tortured a puppy and then left her to die on the side of a road.


Why Police Are Having A Hard Time Cracking Down On ATVs

ATV’s and dirt bikes are illegal on the streets of Philadelphia. But police are saying it’s so difficult to prevent.

CBS 3–03/08/2016

Philadelphia Charter Hands Over Tracking Student Progress To Mission Control

A Philadelphia charter school is borrowing a term from NASA, but it’s got nothing to do with space travel.


Officers Use Social Media To Honor Another Killed On Her First Day On The Job

Officers in our area are taking to social media to stand united with a slain officer and her colleagues in mourning.


Colored Girls Museum Opens In Philadelphia

A Germantown museum is celebrating the lives of ordinary, yet extraordinary, black women and girls.


Philadelphia Charter School Embraces Black History All Year Long

Black History Month is an everyday event for students at West Philadelphia’s Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School.


Taylor Swift’s Pottstown Teachers Praise Her Passionate Grammys Speech

Taylor Swift was the topic of conversation for many Tuesday after the Grammy Awards Monday night.


New Hampshire Primary Could Be Pivotal For Chris Christie

New Hampshire’s primary may narrow the field of presidential hopefuls.


Christie’s Last-Minute Push In New Hampshire Ahead Of Primary

A last-minute push in New Hampshire tonight ahead of tomorrow’s primary in Campaign 2016.


High School Of Denver Broncos Kicker Celebrates ‘Brandon McManus Day’

Far, far from Denver, Colorado in Lansdale, Pennsylvania hundreds and maybe even thousands are rooting for the orange and blue.


Restaurant Throws Server Surprise 90th Birthday Party

A restaurant chain in South Jersey celebrated the birthday of one of its waitresses with a big surprise party Tuesday complete with cake, balloons and gifts.


Overbrook Baker Shot And Left For Dead Is Back In Business

The owner of a Philadelphia bakery was robbed and shot in August. Now, the ‘Best Cake Bakery’ is back up and running and the victim is explaining why, despite the horrific shooting.

CBS 3–01/29/2016

Small Business Robbed, Suspect Called Crafty And Resilient

Philadelphia Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect they’re calling “crafty” and “resilient.”


Philadelphia Residents Dig Out After Record Snowstorm

Many residents in Philadelphia are digging out and cleaning up after this weekend’s record snowstorm.


Snow Emergency Begins In Philadelphia 9 PM Friday

Cars left on snow emergency routes will be relocated to accommodate plowing operations.


“Crooked Contractor” Accused Of Scamming $50,000 From Delco Family

A Drexel Hill couple paid more than $50,000 for an addition on their home and waited months– but work was never started.


How A Netflix Docu-Series Is Making Americans Think Twice About The Justice System

Netflix’s new docu-series, Making A Murderer, is now making headlines.


Officer Jesse Hartnett’s Alma Mater Hit Hard By Ambush News

The alma mater of wounded Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett is continuing to keep him in their prayers as he recovers.


COPS: Purse Of Counselor Assisting Student With Medical Emergency Stolen

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.


Pat’s Creates New Year’s Resolution-Friendly Veggie “Steak” For Healthy Cause

Pat’s Steaks was offering up a steak of a different sort today. They were making veggie “steaks” – so to speak, and it was all for a good cause.


Protesters Gather During Mummers Parade In Center City

Demonstrators gathered during the annual Mummers Parade in Center City Philadelphia.


Mixed Reaction At Temple Over Bill Cosby Sex Assault Charge

Reaction to the news at Temple University has been mixed.


People Take Advantage Of Spring-Like Christmas Temps

“Can this really be December?” asks May Scawartz, who says the weather reminded her of being in Florida.


We Asked These People About The Worst Christmas Gift They’ve Ever Gotten

By now, all of your Christmas shopping is likely done. But have you ever been on the receiving end of a really strange, or just plain bad, Christmas gift?


Grinches Steal Family’s Christmas, But Police Help Give It Back

A family in the Tacony once again has Christmas gifts after police say a couple of thieves broke into their home and stole all of their wrapped gifts.


Person Of Interest Detained In Doctor’s Center City Hotel Death

Police say they have a person of interest detained in connection with the death of a man in his 70s, who was found with a belt tied around his neck at the Rodeway Inn in Center City Monday morning.


Philadelphia Police Officers Play Santa For The Day

It’s a giving back bash! Philadelphia Police officers are giving Christmas gifts to children who may not otherwise receive one.


Local Church Celebrates Anniversary Of The End Of Slavery

December 6th marks 150 years since the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, making slavery unconstitutional in the United States. To celebrate and to highlight some our area’s role in abolishing slavery, St. Paul’s Elkins Park Church is hosting weekend events including concerts, historical reenactments and presentations.


Accountant Accused Of Stealing $116,000 From 100-Year-Old Client To Pay Gambling Debts

Delaware County prosecutors say a Yardley woman used her position as an accountant to steal more than $116,000 from a 100-year-old client.


Daughter Accused Of Creating False GoFundMe Page, Stealing $40K From Elderly Mother

She also allegedly created a GoFundMe page to fraudulently raise money, claiming her mother was ill when she was actually in good health.


Number Of Juveniles Charged With Murder Spikes In Philadelphia

As the homicide rate in 2015 surpasses that of 2014, figures also show a significant increase in the number of teens being charged with murder in 2015.


City And Education Officials Announce New Model For Improving Phila. Public Schools

It’s called the “Community Schools” model.


Thousands Attend Pennsylvania Conference For Women In Philadelphia

More than 7,000 people attended the Pennsylvania Conference for Women at the Convention Center Thursday.


Viral Video Inspires Dialogue About Explaining Traumatic Events To Kids

Video of a French father explaining the recent attacks in Paris to his young son is going viral and raising questions about how to address traumatic events with children.


Police: Man Faces Charges After Woman Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Kingsessing

Philadelphia Police say they have made an arrest.


Sixers Honor 11-Year-Old With “Strong Kid Of The Game” Award

The Philadelphia 76ers awarded an 11-year-old girl who has struggled with homelessness with their “Strong Kid of the Game” award Monday night.


Kenney Taps Richard Ross As Philadelphia’s Next Police Commissioner

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney formally announces his appointment for police commissioner is First Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross.