Coming 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.
In addition to his work at KYW, Matt also serves as a play-by-play voice for University of Pennsylvania football and basketball and Philadelphia University basketball.
In 2010, Matt had a book published. Under Your Nose: Great Philadelphia Sports Stories You’ve Never Heard featured many of the stories he has covered during his time at KYW.
Matt, his wife Susie and kids Haileigh and Spencer live in Clayton, NJ.
Connect with Matt Leon on Twitter: @MattLeonKYW
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The Dragons are 20-6 overall and 12-2 in the CAA.
The Quakers are 19-7 overall and with their next win they will reach the 20-win plateau for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
Raymond Ventrone will serve as the new special teams coordinator for the Colts.
The Hawks are 14-12 overall this season and 9-5 in the Atlantic 10.
The Explorers are 11-16 on the season (5-9 in the Atlantic 10).
The Golden Rams have won 14 straight games to improve to 19-4 on the season (16-3 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference).
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The junior dropped 40 points on Hood College in a 104-80 victory down in Frederick, Maryland.
The Quakers are 11-5 on the season (2-1 Ivy) and winners of nine of their last ten games.
The Owls are 11-10 (3-6 AAC) and coming off one of their top performances of the season
The Fords are 16-3 heading into Wednesday night’s road game with Washington College.
The Dragons are 9-14 on the season (3-7 in the CAA).
Outside back Christopher Bared was taken in third round (68th overall) by Seattle Sounders FC.
The Garnet beat visiting Washington College at Tarble Pavilion 62-47 to improve to 16-2.
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The clinics will be held for boys and girls in grades one through eight at Haverford, Neumann, Cabrini, and Widener.
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The University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team will be home this weekend for a pair of Ivy League match-ups at the Palestra.
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The Owls are 7-6 and mired in a three-game losing streak.