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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


Flyers Look To Snap Skid As They Host Sabres

Forwards R.J. Umberger and Jordan Weal will be in uniform tonight while forwards Scott Laughton and Matt Read will be scratched.

KYW Newsradio 1060–20 hours ago

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Eastern University’s Emily Lavin, A Versatile Talent

Junior forward Emily Lavin led the way for the Eagles in the win on Wednesday night with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

22 hours ago


Flyers Open Three-Game Homestand Tonight Vs. Ducks

The Flyers are 23-19-9, in seventh place in the eight team Metropolitan Division.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2016

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Philly U’s Tom Shirley On 700th Win: ‘Very Special’

This is Tom Shirley’s 35th year as a head coach and he has a record of 700-326.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/08/2016

Sophomore forward Michelle Nwokedi leads Penn in scoring (14.7 ppg) and rebounding (10.6 rpg) this season. (Credit - Penn Athletics)

Penn Women’s Hoops Setting Pace Early in Ivy League

The University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team will take to the road this weekend for a couple of Ivy League match-ups, visiting Harvard and Dartmouth.



Flyers Go For Third Straight Win Tonight At The Predators

With 52 points, the Flyers are seventh in the eight team Metropolitan Division and five points out of the final wildcard playoff spot in the East.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2016

Freshman students Javi Yuan (left) and Jason Yuan will broadcast Temple home men's basketball games in Mandarin. (Photo Credit  Matt Leon)

Temple Men’s Basketball Game Will Be Broadcast In Mandarin

Tonight, the Temple men’s basketball team will host Tulsa and for the first time, the game will be broadcast in Mandarin.



Thursday Night Tussle With Tulsa For Temple

The Owls are 12-8 this season (6-3 in the American Athletic Conference).


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Flyers Return From All-Star Break, Host Canadiens

With 50 points, the Flyers are 7th in the Metropolitan Division and five points out of the final wildcard playoff spot in the East.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2016

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DelVal Aggies, One Of Region’s Best In D-III Hoops

DelVal is 16-3 and riding a four-game winning streak.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2016

VILLANOVA, PA - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats coaches during a game against the Xavier Musketeers at the Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University on December 31, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Villanova won 95-64. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

No. 3 Villanova Focusing On Wednesday Night Match-Up With Creighton

Villanova head coach speaks with KYW NewsRadio about his No. 3 ranked Wildcats.



Drexel Women’s Hoops Surging In CAA Play

Drexel women’s hoops are 11-9 overall and they are now 7-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/01/2016

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20:  Head coach Phil Martelli of the Saint Joseph's Hawks looks on during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Connecticut Huskies at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

St. Joe’s Looks To Continue To Roll Saturday At Rhode Island

The St. Joseph’s University men’s basketball team will bring a six-game winning streak into Saturday night’s match-up with Rhode Island up in Kingston.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 9:  Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball against the Golden State Warriors at Wells Fargo Center on February 9, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Noel, Sixers Ready For Match-Up With Defending Champs

The 76ers will face one of their biggest challenges of the season on Saturday night when they welcome the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the Center.


The Giedemann twins (Kylie on the left, Kelly on the right) are key contributors for the Division II Holy Family University women's basketball team.
(credit: Holy Family University Athletics)

Double Vision Is A Very Good Thing For Holy Family Women’s Hoops

Two big reasons for this success for Holy Family are Kelly and Kylie Giedemann, sophomore guards from Washington Township High School in Gloucester County, New Jersey, who also happen to be twin sisters.



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