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

VILLANOVA, PA - FEBRUARY 07: Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats shoots and scores a three-pointer late in the game over Jessie Govan #15 of the Georgetown Hoyas at The Pavilion on February 7, 2017 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Villanova won 75-64. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

A Look Around The City 6 In College Basketball

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Josh Verlin of Cityofbasketballlove.com about the City 6 scene.

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University of Pennsylvania track standout Chris Hatler
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Performance At Millrose Games One To Remember For Penn’s Hatler

It was a special performance on Saturday for University of Pennsylvania senior track standout Chris Hatler.

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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles watches action during a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

What To Expect This Offseason For The Eagles

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02/10/2017

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La Salle Readies For Key Saturday Match-Up With Richmond

Junior B.J. Johnson leads La Salle University in scoring this season at 18.2 ppg.

02/10/2017

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Penn Women Look To Stay Perfect In Ivy Play At Columbia

Junior forward Michelle Nwokedi leads the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team in scoring at 13.8 ppg.

02/10/2017

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Flyers Look To Avoid Third Straight Shutout

Despite the back-to-back losses, the Flyers continue to hold down the second and final wildcard playoff spot.

02/09/2017

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New Hope’s Toni Suler Records First Triple Double In Ursinus History

Suler’s 11 blocks set a Centennial Conference program record and her 91 rejections for the season is a new Ursinus mark.

02/09/2017

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Temple Goes For 3 In A Row Vs. No. 25 SMU

The Owls are 13-11 (4-7 American Athletic Conference). The Mustangs are 20-4 (10-1 American).

02/09/2017

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Temple DC Taver Johnson: ‘Expect A Relentless Defense’

Johnson was hired last month after three years as the defensive backs coach at Purdue.

02/07/2017

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Shayne Gostisbehere Expected To Miss Third Straight Game

Forward Travis Konecny is expected to return to action after being a healthy scratch for two games.

02/06/2017

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Record Setting Day For Rosemont’s Naone-Carter

The freshman from Sterling High School set a program record with a 46-point explosion.

02/06/2017

VILLANOVA, PA - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Jay Wright and Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats congratulate Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats in the second half against the Temple Owls at The Pavilion on December 13, 2016 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Temple Owls 78-57. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

College Hoops: A Look At What’s Ahead For City 6

Villanova will visit Providence tonight. La Salle will be home to host UMass.

02/01/2017

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Temple Women’s Hoops Ready For No. 1 UConn

The Owls are 16-4 and 6-1 in the American Athletic Conference.

02/01/2017

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Flyers Go For Fourth Straight Win Against Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have lost five straight, getting outscored 23-5 during this stretch.

01/31/2017

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Sixers Host Rockets, Look To Continue Surge

Philadelphia has won two straight and 10 of its last 13 games to improve to 17-27 on the season.

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