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

NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28: Rob Zepp #72 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a third period save against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on September 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Flyers 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Skate With Maple Leafs Tonight In Toronto

The Flyers will continue their playoff push tonight as they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.

02/26/2015

Neumann University is looking for its first ever appearance in the Division III NCAA Tournament. (credit: Neumann Athletics)

CSAC Title Game Features Contrasting Styles

A berth in the Division III NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be at stake on Friday night in Radnor as the Cabrini College Cavaliers host the Neumann University Knights in the Colonial States Athletic Conference title game.

02/26/2015

NORTHRIDGE, CA - Head coach James "Bruiser" Flint of the Drexel Dragons   (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Life Without Lee Begins Tonight For Drexel

The Drexel Dragons will play their final home game of the season tonight as they welcome rival Delaware to the DAC.

02/26/2015

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Temple Looks To Find The Offense Thursday Against Houston

The Temple Owls will look to get back on the winning track on Thursday as they welcome Houston to the Liacouras Center in American Athletic Conference play.

02/25/2015

John McCarthy was named All-Atlantic 10 three times during his college career at La Salle University. (Photo credit:  Greg Carroccio/Getty Images)

Union’s John McCarthy Happy To Join His Hometown Team

The Union added 22-year-old goalkeeper John McCarthy, who is a North Catholic High product and La Salle University graduate.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/25/2015

Cabrini College's Aaron Walton-Moss is averaging 20 points, 11.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. (Photo credit: Cabrini Athletics)

Cabrini’s Walton-Moss Finishing Up Remarkable Career

Aaron Walton-Moss is finishing up a remarkable career at Cabrini College.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/23/2015

AUGUST 6, 2014 --- Ben Davis outside the studio at SportsRadio 94WIP (Photo credit: Andrew Porter/WIP)

New Phillies Broadcaster Ben Davis: ‘It’s A Dream Come True’

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with the newest Phillies broadcaster Ben Davis.

02/20/2015

Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Sam Hinkie. (credit: CBS)

Sixers Host Indiana Tonight After Crazy Trade Deadline

The 76ers will finally return from the NBA All-Star Break tonight as they welcome the Indiana Pacers to the Center.

02/20/2015

Head coach Phil Martelli of the Saint Joseph's Hawks  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

St. Joseph’s Faces Tough Challenge At Dayton

The St. Joseph’s Hawks are in Ohio for an Atlantic 10 match-up with Dayton Thursday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

Ray Emery (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Flyers Open Key Homestand Tonight Against Columbus

The Flyers will look to stay hot Tuesday night as they welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

NORTHRIDGE, CA - Head coach James "Bruiser" Flint of the Drexel Dragons   (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Drexel Readies For Key Game With JMU Wednesday

The Drexel Dragons will look to start a new winning streak on Wednesday night as they travel down to Harrisonburg, Virginia for a big CAA match-up with James Madison.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Skate In Columbus Tonight

The Flyers continue to fight for a playoff spot Friday night in Columbus.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Temple Looks For 7th Straight Saturday Against East Carolina

The Temple Owls go for seven in a row on Saturday at home against East Carolina.

Sportsradio 94WIP–02/13/2015

Kiera Wooden is 19-4 in her first season as West Chester University head women's basketball coach. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

New Head Coach, Same Success For West Chester Women’s Hoops

The Golden Rams have not missed a beat under first year head coach Kiera Wooden.

Sportsradio 94WIP–02/12/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 7: Dylan Ennis #31, JayVaughn Pinkston #22 , and the No. 6 ranked Wildcats are at Providence tonight. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

No. 6 Villanova Takes On Providence Tonight

No. 6 Villanova will be on the road tonight in Big East action, visiting the Providence Friars.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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