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

Penn Quaker's Head Coach Jerome Allen (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Visits Princeton Saturday For Ivy Opener

Penn opens Ivy League Saturday at Princeton.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/09/2015

Reggie Charles leads Holy Family in scoring this season at 16.7 ppg. (Photo credit: Stephen Pellegrino Photography)

Holy Family Hoops Making Noise In CACC

The Holy Family Tigers are 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the CACC, alone in first place in the South Division.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/09/2015

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Flyers Host Washington, Mason Starts In Net

KYW’s Matt Leon and CSNPhilly.com’s Sarah Baicker preview Thursday night’s Caps at Flyers game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/08/2015

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy (Credit: Temple Athletics)

Temple With Key Conference Game Tonight At Tulane

The Temple Owls visit Tulane on Wednesday night, as they go for six straight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/07/2015

Guard Jordan Price leads La Salle University in scoring this season averaging 17.5 ppg. (Photo credit: La Salle University Athletics)

La Salle Welcomes UMass To Gola Arena Tonight

The 8-6 La Salle Explorers welcome Umass to town on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/07/2015

(Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Claude Giroux Game-Time Decision Tonight Vs. Ottawa

The Flyers host the Senators, forward Claude Giroux is a game-time decision.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/06/2015

Penn women's basketball team is 3-0 in Big 5 play, already clinching at least a share of the title. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Women’s Hoops Earns First Piece Of Big 5 Title

For the first time in program history, the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team earned at least a share of a Big 5 title.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/06/2015

Casey Stitzel is 87-83 as Del Val head men's basketball coach. (Photo credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Casey Stitzel Now Winningest Coach In Del Val Men’s Basketball History

Del Val’s 81-80 win on Saturday marked the 87th victory for coach Casey Stitzel, making him the winngest head coach in program history.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/05/2015

Dominique Curry caught 50 passes last season for the AFL's San Jose SaberCats. (Credit: Philadelphia Soul)

Philadelphia Native Dominique Curry Happy To Join Soul

Philly native Dominique Curry returns home, with the Philadelphia Soul.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/05/2015

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

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