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.
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
The St. Joe’s Hawks will be quite busy this Thanksgiving weekend, as they take part in the Old Spice Classic down in Orlando, Florida.
It should be an outstanding college football game on Saturday as West Chester University visits Bloomsburg in the second round of the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.
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After smothering Endicott College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship Tournament, the Rowan Profs will be in Texas this weekend for a second round match-up with The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
After sweeping a three game home stand, wrapping things up with that 5-2 win over the Islanders on Saturday, the Flyers will be on the road on Monday night, visiting the Florida Panthers.
For the first time since 2008, West Chester University has qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament and the Golden Rams will open things up at home on Saturday, hosting American International College.
The Flyers look to continue their recent run of strong play on Thursday night as they welcome the Buffalo Sabres to South Philadelphia.
The Penn Quakers will face their toughest test of the season to date on Friday night as they visit an undefeated University of Iowa squad at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
It will be the regular season finale for Delaware and Villanova as the two longtime rivals meet in Chester on Saturday in the latest match-up in the “Battle of the Blue”.
The Sixers will be back in South Philadelphia on Wednesday night as they welcome the Toronto Raptors to town.
After a wild, 38-30 loss at Harvard last week that officially eliminated them from the Ivy league title race, the Penn Quakers will look to finish up 2013 on a high note on Saturday when they host Cornell.
If you want to evaluate the 2013 regular season for the Division III Rowan Profs football team, you really have to break it up into two parts. Before October 12th and after.
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While the season is over for the city’s college field hockey teams, two standouts are getting the opportunity to play in one more game.