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

Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Sam Hinkie. (credit: CBS)

Sixers Host Indiana Tonight After Crazy Trade Deadline

The 76ers will finally return from the NBA All-Star Break tonight as they welcome the Indiana Pacers to the Center.

02/20/2015

Head coach Phil Martelli of the Saint Joseph's Hawks  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

St. Joseph’s Faces Tough Challenge At Dayton

The St. Joseph’s Hawks are in Ohio for an Atlantic 10 match-up with Dayton Thursday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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Flyers Open Key Homestand Tonight Against Columbus

The Flyers will look to stay hot Tuesday night as they welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

NORTHRIDGE, CA - Head coach James "Bruiser" Flint of the Drexel Dragons   (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Drexel Readies For Key Game With JMU Wednesday

The Drexel Dragons will look to start a new winning streak on Wednesday night as they travel down to Harrisonburg, Virginia for a big CAA match-up with James Madison.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Skate In Columbus Tonight

The Flyers continue to fight for a playoff spot Friday night in Columbus.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Temple Looks For 7th Straight Saturday Against East Carolina

The Temple Owls go for seven in a row on Saturday at home against East Carolina.

Sportsradio 94WIP–02/13/2015

Kiera Wooden is 19-4 in her first season as West Chester University head women's basketball coach. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

New Head Coach, Same Success For West Chester Women’s Hoops

The Golden Rams have not missed a beat under first year head coach Kiera Wooden.

Sportsradio 94WIP–02/12/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 7: Dylan Ennis #31, JayVaughn Pinkston #22 , and the No. 6 ranked Wildcats are at Providence tonight. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

No. 6 Villanova Takes On Providence Tonight

No. 6 Villanova will be on the road tonight in Big East action, visiting the Providence Friars.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

Rosemont College's Liz Coyne is the all-time leading scorer in program history. (photo credit: Paula Nogueras)

Rosemont’s Liz Coyne Winding Down Dominant Career

Rosemont College senior Liz Coyne is finishing up an impressive college career.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

AKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 18: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors prepares for a free throw during the NBA preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 18, 2010 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The Warriors won 100-78. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Host Warriors Before Heading Into Break

The 40-loss Sixers host the 40-win Warriors on Monday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Eastern head coach Nate Davis celebrates his team's 88-87 upset overtime win over #1 FDU-Florham on Saturday. (Photo credit: Erica Engle)

Eastern U Women Savoring Weekend Upset Of Nation’s No. 1 Team

The Eastern women’s basketball upset of the No. 1 team in the country in Division III, FDU-Florham.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Junior guard Malik Draper (#32) leads Ursinus in scoring. Sophomore forward Patrick Mekongo (#22) has played in all 21 games this season off the bench. (Photo credit: Stylish Images)

Upset Win Latest Highlight For Improving Ursinus Hoops

The Division III Ursinus Bears upset the #4 team in the country, Dickinson College, 53-50.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Kate Pearson is in her sixth season as the head coach at Cabrini College. (Photo credit: Cabrini College Athletics)

Cabrini Women’s Hoops A Nationally Ranked Force

The Cavaliers are 18-3 this season and they have won 12 straight games

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

Penn Head Coach Jerome Allen. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Readies For Empire State Weekend

On Friday, Penn visits Cornell up in Ithaca before heading to New York City for a Saturday night matchup with Columbia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 27: Goalie Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates with teammate Ryan White #25 after defeating the Arizona Coyotes at Wells Fargo Center on January 27, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Flyers won, 4-3, in a shootout. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Mark Streit On Flyers’ Four-Game Winning Streak: Good To Have Days Off

The Flyers look for their fifth straight win Thursday night at home vs. the Islanders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

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