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

Sophomore quarterback Seth Klein has thrown 20 touchdown passes this season for Division III Widener. (Photo credit: Widener Athletics)

Lots Of Reasons For Widener Football’s 6-0 Start

Widener is clicking on all cylinders and they find themselves 6-0 to start the season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–1 hour ago

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 09: Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils moves Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers out of the crease during the second period at the Wells Fargo Center on October 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Open Tough Road Trip Saturday In Dallas

Matt Leon discusses the Flyers early struggles with Dave Isaac of the Courier Post.

10/17/2014

West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan. His squad is ranked as high as 8th in the country in Division II. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

West Chester Hosts Shippensburg In Saturday PSAC Match-Up

The West Chester Golden Rams will celebrate homecoming on Saturday afternoon as they welcome Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference rival Shippensburg to John A. Farrell Stadium.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/17/2014

Penn junior kicker Jimmy Gammill set a Penn single-game record with five field goals last week at Fordham. (File photo provided by Penn Athletics)

Penn Hosts Columbia Saturday In Ivy Action

The Penn Quakers will be back home on Saturday as they welcome Columbia to Franklin Field in Ivy League action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/17/2014

Dave Brock (Credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics MediaRelations Photo)

Delaware Readies For A Struggling Towson Squad

The 4-2 Delaware Blue Hens will be home again on Saturday, welcoming Towson to town for a Colonial Athletic Association match-up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/15/2014

Villanova senior WR Poppy Livers now has 106 catches in his college career. (Photo credit: Villanova Athletic Media Relations)

WR Poppy Livers An All-Purpose Threat For Villanova

Villanova WR Poppy Livers caught two touchdown passes on Saturday, continuing his improbable career.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/14/2014

Senior DB Evan Jackson and the rest of the Penn defense will have its hands full on Saturday with a Fordham offense that averages 41.3 ppg. (Credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Looks To Get On Track Saturday At Fordham

On Saturday, the Penn Quakers visit a Fordham team that is ranked as high as 14th in the country in FCS

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2014

Ursinus junior defensive lineman Steve Ambs leads the Centennial Conference with 8 sacks. (Photo credit: Tug Haines)

Ursinus College Savoring Bye Week With 5-0 Record

The Ursinus Bears 4-0 in the Centennial Conference and 5-0 overall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/09/2014

(credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Flyers Open 2014-15 Season In Boston

The Flyers open the 2014-15 season in Boston against the Bruins on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2014

West Chester quarterback Sean McCartney is completing 61% of his passes and has 18 touchdowns in five games. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

Short Week For West Chester; Visits Kutztown Thursday

West Chester University visits Kutztown in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference match-up on Thursday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2014

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

Villanova Readies For Saturday Match-Up With Struggling Rhode Island

Villanova beat Maine 41-20 and as a result they remain ranked as high as #5 in the country in FCS.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 5: Defensive end Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacats after recovering a fumble in the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams on October 5, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

Fletcher Cox Excelling Along Defensive Line For Eagles

Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox explains the Eagles still have work to do.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2014

Delaware senior WR Michael Johnson, shown here in a file photo, caught ten passes last week in a loss against Sacred Heart. (Photo credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics Media Relations Photo)

Delaware Looks For Bounce Back Effort vs. Elon

The Delaware Blue Hens (3-2) will be home again on Saturday as they welcome Colonial Athletic Association newcomer Elon to Delaware Stadium.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2014

Temple head coach Matt Rhule (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Temple Readies For Saturday Visit From Tulsa

The Temple Owls will take on Tulsa Saturday at home.

10/06/2014

Soul head coach Clint Dolezel (credit: Philadelphia Soul)

New Soul DC Is Former Phillies’ Minor Leaguer

Recently the Soul also announced that Phil Bogle will once again serve as assistant head coach/line coach and Derek Stingley will come on board as the new defensive coordinator

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/06/2014

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