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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

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 28:  Head coach Matt Rhule of the Temple Owls coaches against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Temple Now Focusing On Conference Opener Saturday At UConn

After blowing out Delaware State to improve to 2-1, the Owls shift their focus to UCONN.

KYW Newsradio 1060–8 hours ago

Upper Moreland HS product Chris Smallwood had a record-setting day Saturday vs. Wilkes (Photo credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Del Val’s Chris Smallwood Rushes For Over 200 Yards And Six Touchdowns

Chris Smallwood, an Upper Moreland High School product, rushed for 213 yards on just 20 carries and he set a Del Val record with six rushing touchdowns.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11 hours ago

West Chester tight end Tim Brown is coming off a two touchdown day last week against Mercyhurst (West Chester University Athletics/Getty Images)

WCU Looks For 3-0 Start Saturday At Seton Hill

Division II West Chester will look to stay perfect on Saturday evening as they travel across Pennsylvania to visit Seton Hill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2014

Villanova head coach Andy Talley has guided his team to a 1-1 start to the season. (Photo credit: Villanova Athletic Media Relations)

No. 8 Villanova Opens CAA Play Saturday vs. JMU

The No. 8 Villanova Wildcats will open Colonial Athletic Association play on Saturday as they welcome the James Madison Dukes to the Main Line on Saturday afternoon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/18/2014

Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning at Nationals Park on September 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Hamels Looks To End Phillies’ Skid In San Diego

The Phillies have dropped three straight games, including the first two games of their series in San Diego. Last night A.J. Burnett suffered his 17th loss of the season as the Phillies fell, 5-4.

09/17/2014

Senior wide receiver Conner Scott is expected to be Penn's top pass catching threat this season. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Heads South To Open Season At Jacksonville Saturday

KYW’s Matt Leon talks to University of Penn football coach Al Bagnoli about Penn’s opening game on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/17/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 15: Cody Parkey #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with teammates after kicking the game-winning 36-yard field goal as time expires in the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 15, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Eagles won the game 30-27. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Podcast: Breaking Down The Eagles’ 2-0 Start

KYW’s Matt Leon and CBS3’s Andy Wheeler breakdown the Eagles’ 2-0 start.

09/17/2014

(Photo credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Union Welcome Seattle To Town In Open Cup Title Match

The Philadelphia Union host the Seattle Sounders in the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night at PPL Park.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/16/2014

(West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan.  Photo provided by West Chester Univ.)

West Chester Looks For 2-0 Start Saturday vs. Mercyhurst

West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan talks to KYW’s Matt Leon about WCU’s matchup with Mercyhurst.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2014

(Photo credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

SJU’s Galloway Looking To Impress Knicks

The New York Knicks have signed former St. Joe Hawk Langston Galloway.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/11/2014

Crispin will serve as an assistant for both the men's and women's basketball teams at Rowan this season (Photo credit: Rowan Athletic Communications)

Former PSU Star Joe Crispin Getting Coaching Career Started At Rowan

Former PSU star Joe Crispin has been hired to be an assistant basketball coach for Rowan University.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/11/2014

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 14: Aurelien Collin #78 of Sporting KC and Andrew Wenger #9 of Philadelphia Union battle for the ball during the game at Sporting Park on May 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Union Preparing For Saturday’s Key Showdown With Red Bulls

The Union look to stay hot when they host the Red Bulls on Saturday afternoon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/10/2014

This will be the 23rd and final season as Penn head coach for the retiring Al Bagnoli. (credit: from Univ. of Pa. by Jonathon Kolbe)

College Football Preview: Penn Quakers

While every other college football team in the area is getting ready for its second or third game of the 2014 season, the Penn Quakers are still in preseason mode.

09/10/2014

(Photo credit:  Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Buchanan, Phillies Take On Pirates Tonight

Matt Leon talks with Stephen Gross of the Allentown Morning Call about Tuesday night’s Phillies v. Pirates game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/09/2014

Delaware head coach Dave Brock (Photo Credit - Mark Campbell, UD Athletics Media Relations)

Delaware Readies For Visit From Colgate Saturday

By Matt Leon PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Delaware Blue Hens will look to make it two straight wins on Saturday as they welcome Colgate to Newark. Delaware evened its record at 1-1 this past Sunday, beating [...]

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/09/2014

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