Coming 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.
In addition to his work at KYW, Matt also serves as a play-by-play voice for University of Pennsylvania football and basketball and Philadelphia University basketball.
In 2010, Matt had a book published. Under Your Nose: Great Philadelphia Sports Stories You’ve Never Heard featured many of the stories he has covered during his time at KYW.
Matt, his wife Susie and kids Haileigh and Spencer live in Clayton, NJ.
Connect with Matt Leon on Twitter: @MattLeonKYW
Philadelphia is 6-0 after last week’s 64-46 home win over Cleveland.
The Phillies will search for a desperately needed victory tonight as they continue their series with the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park.
This will be West Chester’s first appearance in the World Series since 2012.
The Phillies have lost 17 of their last 21 and they just wrapped up a 2-7 road trip on Sunday.
The 23-year-old Kingery is hitting .289 with an Eastern League-leading 13 home runs.
Jeremy Hellickson (4-1, 3.71 ERA) will get the start for the Phillies tonight.
Philadelphia won two weeks ago in Cleveland, 69-67.
West Chester is the #2 seed in the region and they bring a 36-11 record into it.
West Chester is now an impressive 47-11 on the season.
This will be the first appearance in the tournament for the 28-16 Profs since 2014.
Texas is 19-20 on the season and tied for second in the American League West.
The Cavaliers are 17-3 and they have earned victories over Colorado College and F & M so far in the tourney.
Penn won the Ivy League’s Lou Gehrig Division for the first time since 2007.
Haverford, which calls the Centennial Conference home, went 4-21 this past season.
Baltimore is 1-3 on the season and coming off a home loss to Tampa Bay last time out.
Rowan is hitting .344 as a team, with nine players sporting an average of .300 or better.
Neumann brings a 28-14 record into the tournament.
Penn will open things up on Friday afternoon, entertaining Navy.
Ruiz is just 3 for 26 (.115) at the plate this year for Seattle.
West Chester is hitting .316 as a team and the Golden Rams average about 5 1/2 runs a game.
The Pride will open play in their regional on Friday afternoon, taking on SUNY Cortland.
Kay takes over a team that went 6-19 this past season.
In three career starts against the Cubs, Eickhoff is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA.
Philadelphia is alone in first place in the AFL with a 3-0 record.
Schryver has an ERA of 2.17 and opponents are hitting a paltry .208 against him.
Jeremy Hellickson (4-0, 1.80 ERA) will get the start on the mound for the Phillies tonight.
The native of the Bronx was selected in the seventh round.
Morgan dominated for Division II Kutztown for four years, winning the Gene Upshaw Award.
Eagles will pick 11th in the second round (pick 43 overall) and they have the 35th selection in the third round (pick 99 overall).
The Soul improved to 2-0 last Saturday with a 49-31 road win over the Washington Valor.