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
Something special is happening down in Glassboro, New Jersey.
The Philadelphia Union will look to stay undefeated on the young MLS season on Saturday night when they play their first road match of the season, visiting the Colorado Rapids.
Box lacrosse is coming back to Philadelphia.
The Quakers will visit St. John’s on Monday night in New York City.
Penn went 22-8 during the regular season, sharing the Ivy crown with Harvard.
he West Chester University women’s basketball team is headed to the Division II NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four seasons.
The Rams earned an automatic bid into the field by winning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title.
The Rams are the #7 seed in the East Region and they will open up against the #2 seed Bentley on Friday.
The Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Tournament gets underway on Wednesday right here in Philadelphia.
Another successful season will continue for the University of the Sciences women’s basketball team this weekend as the Devils open play in the Division II NCAA Tournament.
The Garnet are getting ready for their first-ever appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. On Friday night, they will host Plattsburgh State at Tarble Pavillion.
Cabrini will take on Brooklyn College in the first round in Scranton.
Drexel finished the regular season 12-19, going 6-12 in the CAA.
This will be Cabrini’s 14th NCAA Tournament appearance.
Haverford allows just 47 points a game, which makes them the third toughest team in the country in Division III to score against.
Swarthmore earned an at-large berth after being defeated in the Centennial Conference Championship Game.
The Owls are 11-17 on the season (3-12 in the American Athletic Conference).
The Drexel Dragons found themselves down 53-19 with 2:36 to play in the first half against rival Delaware.
The Dragons are 20-6 overall and 12-2 in the CAA.
The Quakers are 19-7 overall and with their next win they will reach the 20-win plateau for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
Raymond Ventrone will serve as the new special teams coordinator for the Colts.
The Hawks are 14-12 overall this season and 9-5 in the Atlantic 10.
The Explorers are 11-16 on the season (5-9 in the Atlantic 10).
The Golden Rams have won 14 straight games to improve to 19-4 on the season (16-3 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference).
Day is a big reason why Jefferson is 22-3 this season and she is happy that her senior season has been one filled with so much success.
The junior dropped 40 points on Hood College in a 104-80 victory down in Frederick, Maryland.
The Quakers are 11-5 on the season (2-1 Ivy) and winners of nine of their last ten games.
The Owls are 11-10 (3-6 AAC) and coming off one of their top performances of the season
The Fords are 16-3 heading into Wednesday night’s road game with Washington College.
The Dragons are 9-14 on the season (3-7 in the CAA).