Matt Leon

leon matt Matt LeonComing on board at KYW was a homecoming for Matt Leon. Born and raised in southern New Jersey, Matt is a radio veteran who moved away from the Delaware Valley for several years before returning to join the Newsradio team.

A 1992 graduate of Clayton High School in Gloucester County, NJ, Matt attended York College of Pennsylvaniawhere he majored in mass communications with an emphasis in radio and TV. He earned his degree in 1996.

Matt’s first radio job was as the afternoon DJ for WHVR radio in Hanover, Pa. He then joined the Radio Pennsylvania Network as their weekend sports anchor. He complemented his radio background by doing some TV work as a fill-in sports anchor at the York, Pa. Fox affiliate, WPMT.

After three years in the greater York area, Matt moved on to State College, where he served as sports director for WRSC, WQWK, and WNCL. There he hosted the market’s top-rated talk show and covered Penn State football and basketball.

Following a two-year stint in Happy Valley, Matt moved to the midwest, spending a year as the sports director for Missourinet, the state network for Missouri, based in Jefferson City.

The highlight of his stay there was the opportunity to cover the Philadelphia Eagles’ NFC title game appearance in St. Louis against the Rams. This was his last stop before joining KYW Newsradio.

Matt spent five years as the radio play-by-play voice for the University of Pennsylvania football team. In 2008 he was named play-by-play announcer for Philadelphia University men’s and women’s basketball.

Matt lives in Clayton, NJ.

Connect with Matt Leon on Twitter: @MattLeonKYW

Senior guard Najah Jacobs, a Central High product, has scored 1,087 points during her Philadelphia University career. (Photo credit: Philadelphia University Athletics)

Philly U’s Najah Jacobs Winding Down Impressive Hoops Career

Philadelphia University Lady Rams’ senior guard Najah Jacobs is averaging more than 20 points per game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

NEW YORK, NY -  NOVEMBER 22: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks defends the ball against Robert Covington # 33 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the game on November 22, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

76ers Host Knicks Tonight At Center

This will be the second of four meetings between these two teams this season. The Knicks won the first back on November 22nd, grabbing a 91-83 decision in New York. Forward Carmelo Anthony did the Sixers in that night as he led the Knicks with 25 points.


La Salle guard Cleon Roberts has scored in double figures in each of the last seven games. (Photo credit: La Salle University Athletics)

La Salle Visits Rhode Island Thursday In A-10 Action

The La Salle Explorers visit the University of Rhode Island in Atlantic 10 action on Thursday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

Senior Brianne Traub leads the University of the Sciences and the CACC in scoring at 21.3 ppg. (Photo credit: University of the Sciences Athletic Department)

Division II University Of The Sciences On A Roll In Women’s Hoops

The University of the Sciences women’s hoops squad is 12-4, winners of 10 in a row.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

Winter Sports: Basketball

Several Basketball Clinics On Tap For MLK Day To Raise Money For The Community Action Agency Of Delco

The clinics are looking to raise money for the Community Action Agency of Delaware County.


Joe Cassidy is in his 19th season as the head coach at Rowan University. (Photo credit: Rowan Athletics)

Rowan Men’s Hoops One Of Area’s Best In Division III

The Rowan Profs will bring an impressive 12-2 record into Saturday’s road against against Rutgers-Newark.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/16/2015

Drexel junior guard Damion Lee is averaging 20.8 points and 6.0 rebounds a game this season. (Photo credit: Drexel University Athletics)

Drexel Welcomes JMU To The DAC Tonight

Drexel, 3-12 (1-3 in the CAA), welcomes James Madison to the DAC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/15/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 12: Rob Zepp #72 of the Philadelphia Flyers tends net against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Wells Fargo Center on January 12, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Turn To Zepp In Net Again Vs. Caps

After going 3-1-0 on a four game homestand, the Flyers will be on the road tonight as they visit the Washington Capitals.


Tonya Cardoza is in her seventh season as the head women's basketball coach at Temple. (Photo credit:

Temple Women Visit Two-Time Defending National Champs UConn Tonight

KYW’s Matt Leon previews Temple women’s basketball game against two-time defending champ UConn.

Sportsradio 94WIP–01/14/2015

Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Now #5 In Nation, Villanova Readies For Xavier

The Villanova Wildcats will play their first game since jumping up to #5 in the polls when they welcome Xavier to the Pavilion for a Big East tussle on Wednesday night.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - Tony Wroten #8 of the Philadelphia 76ers  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Wroten, Sixers Go For Third Straight Win Tonight vs. Atlanta

KYW’s Matt Leon talks to Sixers guard Tony Wroten about their matchup with the Hawks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/13/2015

NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:  Rob Zepp #72 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a second period save against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on September 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Flyers 3-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rob Zepp Gets Start In Net As Flyers Host Lightning

The Flyers host the Lightning on Monday night without goalie Steve Mason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/12/2015

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks over Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets in the second half at the Barclays Center on December 12, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

76ers Head To Brooklyn Tonight To Face Nets

KYW’s Matt Leon previewed the Sixers-Nets game with Bob Cooney.


NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Head coach Phil Martelli of the Saint Joseph's Hawks looks on from the bench against the Xavier Musketeers during the first round of the Atlantic 10 basketball tournament at Barclays Center on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

St. Joseph’s Visits No. 20 VCU Saturday In A-10 Play

St. Joe’s takes on No. 20 VCU on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/09/2015

Jerome Allen's Quakers split their two match-ups with Princeton last season. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Visits Princeton Saturday For Ivy Opener

Penn opens Ivy League Saturday at Princeton.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/09/2015



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