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

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 23: Bennie Logan #96 of the Philadelphia Eagles on the sidelines against the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter during a football game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Titans 43-24. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Logan, Eagles Look To Finish Up Strong Sunday Against Giants

Safe to say the month of December hasn’t gone according to plan for the Eagles.

12/24/2014

Penn freshman guard Antonio Woods is tied for fourth on the team in scoring, pouring in 7.3 ppg. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Improving Penn With Tough Test Tonight At Vandy

The Penn Quakers are down in Tennessee for a tough road match-up Monday night with the Vanderbilt Commodores.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/22/2014

Denise Dillon is in her 12th season as Drexel's head women's basketball coach. (Photo credit: Sideline Photos/Ryan Samson)

Drexel Women Visit Quinnipiac Tonight

The 4-3 Drexel women’s basketball team is at Quinnipiac on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/17/2014

Wayne Simmonds scored one of the Flyers four goals in their win against the Devils on December 11th. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Flyers Host An Explosive Lightning Squad Tonight

The Flyers hope to continue their recent success tonight, against the Lightning.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/16/2014

File Photo Drexel Coach Bruiser Flint (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Drexel Looks To Get On Track At Buffalo

The 2-6 Drexel Dragons look to get back on track tonight at Buffalo.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/16/2014

Villanova QB John Robertson is one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award.  (Credit: Villanova Athletic Media Relations)

Villanova Readies For Familiar Face In FCS Quarterfinals

The Villanova Wildcats will host Sam Houston State in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/10/2014

Cindy Griffin is 249-171 as the head women's basketball coach at St. Joseph's University. (Credit: St. Joe's University)

Griffin Now Winningest Head Coach In SJU Women’s Hoops History

Cindy Griffin is now the winningest coach in St. Joe’s women’s hoops history.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/09/2014

Senior forward Greg Lawson leads the Pride in rebounding at 7.5 a game. He is also 4th on the team in scoring at 8.1 ppg. (Photo credit: Widener University)

Fast Start For Widener University Hoops

The Widener University men’s basketball team is off to a 7-1 start.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/09/2014

Garret Kerr of the University of the Sciences is one of the top Division II college basketball players in the nation. (credit: Midge Kerr)

University Of The Sciences Savors Upset Win Over Drexel

It was a stunner last night at the DAC as Division II University of the Sciences beat Drexel, 54-52.

12/05/2014

Villanova junior QB John Robertson. (Photo credit: Villanova Athletic Media Relations)

Villanova Welcomes Liberty To Town Saturday In FCS Playoffs

The Villanova Wildcats welcome Liberty University to the Main Line on Saturday for a second round NCAA Division I Football Championship match-up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/04/2014

Michael Carter-Williams #1 and Brett Brown of the Philadelphia 76ers talk. (credit: Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Look To Avoid History Tonight in Minnesota

The Sixers will look to avoid tying the NBA record with 18 straight losses to start a season, tonight in Minnesota against the Timberwolves.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/03/2014

Widener QB Seth Klein has thrown for 3,199 yards this season. (Photo credit: Widener Athletics)

Widener Readies For D-III Quarterfinal Match-Up With Linfield

Widener University is 12-0 and on Saturday they will welcome Linfield College to Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium for a national quarterfinal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/03/2014

West Chester QB Sean McCartney set program records this season with 3,744 yards passing and 42 touchdown passes. (Photo credit: West Chester Athletics)

West Chester’s Sean McCartney a Harlon Hill Finalist

West Chester University QB Sean McCartney is a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award, the Division II version of the Heisman Trophy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/02/2014

Mike McLaughlin is in his sixth season as Penn's head women's basketball coach. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Women’s Hoops Off To Strong Start

The women’s basketball Penn Quakers bring a 3-1 record into tonight’s road game with Lafayette.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/02/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers during their game at Madison Square Garden on November 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Flyers Look To Get On Track In San Jose

The Flyers look to turn things around on Tuesday night at the San Jose Sharks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/02/2014

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