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

VILLANOVA, PA - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Jay Wright and Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats congratulate Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats in the second half against the Temple Owls at The Pavilion on December 13, 2016 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Temple Owls 78-57. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save against the New York Rangers  during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 25, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Sixers Visit Bucks Without Embiid, Okafor

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Fran Dunphy: ‘We Have To Put It All Together’

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Midfielder Fabian Herbers had three goals in 2016 as a rookie for the Philadelphia Union. (credit: Philadelphia Union)

Union Open Training For 2017 MLS Season

Matt Leon discusses the upcoming season with the Union’s Fabian Herbers.



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76ers Will Look To Stay Hot Tonight As They Welcome Portland Trail Blazers To Town

With a record of 14-26, they have moved to within 5 1/2 games of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.


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Torgersen is the first Penn player since offensive lineman Joe Valerio in 1991 to accept an invite to the Shrine Bowl.


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Morgan won the Gene Upshaw Award as a senior, that’s given to the lineman of the year in Division II.


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