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

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‘Head of the Schuylkill’ Regatta is This Weekend in Fairmount Park

More than 1,600 boats are slated to take part in this year’s regatta.

9 hours ago

Junior RB Brandon Monk leads West Chester with 647 yards rushing this season. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

Saturday Showdown For West Chester At Bloomsburg

The undefeated West Chester Golden Rams are getting ready for their biggest test of the season. On Saturday, they travel out to Bloomsburg to face the undefeated Huskies.

KYW Newsradio 1060–13 hours ago

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Villanova Steps Out Of League Saturday, Hosts Morgan State

The Wildcats, ranked as high as #4 in FCS, host Morgan State on Saturday. They improved to 6-1 (4-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association) last weekend with a thrilling 35-31 win on the road at William and Mary.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/23/2014

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Flyers Wrap Up Road Trip Tonight In Pittsburgh

The Flyers finish their three game road trip tonight at the rival Pittsburgh Penguins.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2014

Senior WR Conner Scott (shown in file photo) led the Quakers with 5 catches for 76 yards in last week's win over Columbia. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Visits Yale Saturday Looking For Second Straight Win

The Penn Quakers visit the Yale Bulldogs in Ivy League action on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 12: Linebacker Connor Barwin #98 of the Philadelphia Eagles pumps up the crowd during a football game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

A Look At Where The Eagles And Flyers Are Headed This Season

The Eagles are trending up, while the Flyers are trending down here in mid-October.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2014

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

Delaware Travels To William & Mary Saturday

The Delaware Blue Hens will travel down to Williamsburg, Va. on Saturday to take on William and Mary in Colonial Athletic Association action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/21/2014

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Bradley Fletcher, Eagles Get Ready For the Cardinals

Eagles CB Bradley Fletcher talks about his season and the upcoming game against the Cardinals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/21/2014

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 17:  Head coach Matt Rhule of the Temple Owls walks near the sideline the field in the first half of their game against the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium on October 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Temple Shifts Focus To UCF After Houston Loss

Temple football will look to bounce back against UCF.

10/20/2014

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Wroten Wants To Be A Leader For 76ers

Tony Wroten talks to KYW’s Matt Leon about taking on a leadership role with the Sixers this season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/20/2014

Sophomore quarterback Seth Klein has thrown 20 touchdown passes this season for Division III Widener. (Photo credit: Widener Athletics)

Lots Of Reasons For Widener Football’s 6-0 Start

Widener is clicking on all cylinders and they find themselves 6-0 to start the season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/20/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 09: Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils moves Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers out of the crease during the second period at the Wells Fargo Center on October 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Open Tough Road Trip Saturday In Dallas

Matt Leon discusses the Flyers early struggles with Dave Isaac of the Courier Post.

10/17/2014

West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan. His squad is ranked as high as 8th in the country in Division II. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

West Chester Hosts Shippensburg In Saturday PSAC Match-Up

The West Chester Golden Rams will celebrate homecoming on Saturday afternoon as they welcome Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference rival Shippensburg to John A. Farrell Stadium.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/17/2014

Penn junior kicker Jimmy Gammill set a Penn single-game record with five field goals last week at Fordham. (File photo provided by Penn Athletics)

Penn Hosts Columbia Saturday In Ivy Action

The Penn Quakers will be back home on Saturday as they welcome Columbia to Franklin Field in Ivy League action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/17/2014

Dave Brock (Credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics MediaRelations Photo)

Delaware Readies For A Struggling Towson Squad

The 4-2 Delaware Blue Hens will be home again on Saturday, welcoming Towson to town for a Colonial Athletic Association match-up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/15/2014

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