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

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WCU, Pennridge High Product Dylan Tice Adjusting To Pro Baseball

West Chester’s Dylan Tice was selected him in the 36th round of this year’s June draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–23 hours ago

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Phillies Host Braves After Reported Cole Hamels Deal To Texas

The Phillies will be back home tonight to host the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a four-game series.


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Preview: Phils Go For 10th Win In 11 Games On Wednesday

The Phillies, winners of nine of their last 10 games, look to sweep a two-game set with the Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/29/2015

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Soul Welcome VooDoo To Town On Sunday

The Philadelphia Soul (13-3) will host the New Orleans VooDoo (3-12-1) in their final regular season home game on Sunday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/29/2015

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Phils Open Two-Game Series In Toronto Tonight

The Phils go for five in a row tonight in Toronto, as they open a two-game set with the Blue Jays.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/28/2015

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Podcast: Trade Deadline Quickly Approaching For Phillies

The Phillies are expected to be active sellers at the July 31st trade deadline.

Sportsradio 94WIP–07/27/2015

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WCU Product Joey Wendle A Step Away From The Bigs In Nashville

Joey Wendle is hitting .270 for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds this season with a team-high 28 doubles among his 107 hits.

Sportsradio 94WIP–07/27/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 21: Starting pitcher Adam Morgan #39 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during his MLB Debut in the first inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on June 21, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Phillies Return From Break Tonight Against Miami

Adam Morgan gets the start for the Phillies, as they open their second half of the season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/17/2015

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La Salle’s Steve Zack Enjoying Run In Vegas With Sixers

Former La Salle center Steve Zack has averaged 5.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and one block per game in Sixers summer league action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/16/2015

New Villanova assistant coach Laura Kurz averaged 16.1 points a game during her two years playing for the Wildcats. (Photo credit: Villanova University Athletics)

Former Villanova Star Laura Kurz Joins Wildcats’ Coaching Staff

Laura Kurz recently came aboard with the Wildcats, replacing Heather Vulin who left to join the staff at Virginia Tech.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/16/2015

DB James Romain has intercepted nine passes this season for the Philadelphia Soul. (photo credit: Jared Bludsworth)

Soul Look To Continue Roll Saturday In Jacksonville

The Philadelphia Soul will take their 13-2 record down to Florida this weekend for a Saturday night match-up with the Jacksonville Sharks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/15/2015

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Phillies Open Final Series Before Break In San Francisco

The Phillies will open their final series before the Major League Baseball All-Star Break tonight as they play the first of three in San Francisco against the Giants.


Ryan Etsell is 4-3 this season for the Inland Empire 66ers with a 2.81 ERA.
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Philly Product Ryan Etsell One To Watch In Angels Organization

It has been steady progress up the organizational ladder for Philadelphia native Ryan Etsell since he was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 16th round of the 2013 draft.


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Phils Look For Split In LA Behind Severino Gonzalez

Severino Gonzalez takes the mound Thursday as the Phillies try to split with the Dodgers.


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Union Return From Break, Host Portland Saturday

Matt Leon talks with Union Head Coach Jim Curtin about their upcoming match with Portland.