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.
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KYW’s Matt Leon previews Wednesday night’s Union game with color analyst Peter Pappas.
Villanova head coach Andy Talley talks about his team’s opening loss and looks ahead to Saturday’s game vs. Fordham.
Temple’s head coach Matt Rhule reflects on big win, looks ahead to Navy.
Delaware head coach Dave Brock talks about his team’s disappointing season opener.
KYW’s Matt Leon previews the college football season for Widener University.
KYW’s Matt Leon previews the upcoming college football season for Rowan University with head coach Jay Accorsi.
Matt Leon talks to Ray Didinger about tonight’s Eagles vs. Steelers preseason game.
KYW’s Matt Leon previews the upcoming college football season for Villanova.
Second year head coach Ramon Flanigan is looking to turn around the Lincoln Lions.
KYW’s Matt Leon previews the upcoming college football season for West Chester University with head coach Bill Zwaan and center Derek Schatz.
KYW’s Matt Leon previews the upcoming college football season for the Cheyney Wolves.
KYW’s Matt Leon previews the upcoming college football season for Ursinus, with head coach Peter Gallagher.
After practicing with the Patriots this week, the Eagles tonight will play New England in a preseason game in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
The Division III Delaware Valley College Aggies are coming off a 7-4 2013 campaign and settling in to their first preseason camp under new head coach Duke Greco.
The Union are getting set to take on the Houston Dynamo on Friday night.