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

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

Temple Hosts Cincinnati Saturday In Home Finale

The Temple Owls have just two games left in the regular season, including Saturday when they host Cincinnati in American Athletic Conference action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/25/2014

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy, his Owls are off to a 2-0 start this season. (Credit: Temple Athletics)

Temple Faces Big Challenge Tonight Taking On No. 4 Duke

The Temple Owls will face their toughest test of the young season tonight as they take on No. 4 Duke up in Brooklyn as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/21/2014

Villanova head coach Andy Talley is 14-12 in his career against Delaware (Photo credit: Villanova Athletics Media Relation)

No. 6 Villanova Visits Rival Delaware Saturday

The Villanova Wildcats will wrap up their regular season on Saturday as they travel down to Newark to visit their rival the University of Delaware.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/20/2014

Duke Greco has gone 9-1 in his first season as Del Val head football coach. (Photo credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Del Val Hosts Christopher Newport In D-III Tourney Opener

The season continues on Saturday for the Delaware Valley College football team as they welcome Christopher Newport to Doylestown in the first round of the Division III NCAA Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/20/2014

Saturday will be the retiring Al Bagnoli's final game as Penn head football coach. (credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn’s Bagnoli Wraps Up Storied Career Saturday At Cornell

It will be the end of an era for Penn football on Saturday as the Quakers visit the Big Red of Cornell in what will be the final game for head coach Al Bagnoli.

11/19/2014

Jay Accorsi is 8-6 in NCAA Tournament games as Rowan head coach. (credit: Rowan University Athletics)

Rowan Visits Johns Hopkins In D-III Tourney Opener

For the third straight season and 16th time since 1991, the Rowan football team is preparing to play in the Division III NCAA Tournament.

11/19/2014

Delaware head coach Dave Brock (Photo Credit - Mark Campbell, UD Athletics Media Relations)

Delaware Wraps Up Season Saturday Against Villanova

The Delaware Blue Hens will wrap up their 2014 season on Saturday as they welcome rival Villanova to Newark.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/18/2014

(Photo credit: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Jordan Matthews Emerging As Big Time Weapon For Eagles

Jordan Matthews is not dwelling on the Eagles’ loss at Green Bay, as he continues to thrive in his rookie season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/18/2014

Temple Head Football Coach Matt Rhule (credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

After Loss To PSU, Temple Savors Final Bye Week

Temple will have a bye week following their 30-13 loss to Penn State.

11/17/2014

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Sixers Welcome MCW And Noel Back Tonight In Dallas

Matt Leon preview’s the Sixers match up with the Dallas Mavericks.

11/13/2014

Junior RB Brandon Monk leads West Chester with 1,055 rushing yards this season. (Photo credit: West Chester Athletics)

West Chester Wraps Up Regular Season Saturday At IUP

The West Chester Golden Rams will wrap up the regular season on Saturday as they take to the road to visit Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/13/2014

The La Salle women's soccer team is in the NCAA Tournament for a fourth straight year. (Photo credit: La Salle University Athletics)

La Salle Ready To Break Through At NCAA Women’s Soccer Tourney

For the fourth straight season, the La Salle University women’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/13/2014

Villanova senior DB Joe Sarnese has three interceptions this season. (Photo credit: Villanova Media Relations)

Villanova Welcomes Albany to Main Line Saturday

The Villanova Wildcats welcome Albany to the Main Line in Colonial Athletic Association action on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/13/2014

Saturday will be the retiring Al Bagnoli's final game as Penn head football coach. (credit: Penn Athletics)

Final Franklin Field Game Saturday For Penn’s Bagnoli

For the final time on Saturday, Penn’s Al Bagnoli will lead the Quakers out on the field for a game at Franklin Field.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/12/2014

Philadelphia University's Herb Magee enters the season with 985 head coaching wins. (Photo credit: Paul Gornowski, Philadelphia University)

It’s A March Toward 1,000 For Philly U’s Magee

Philadelphia University head coach Herb Magee is currently the winningest coach in NCAA history and enters the 2014-15 season with 985 wins, just 15 short of the incredible milestone of 1,000 victories.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/12/2014

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