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

Ursinus junior defensive lineman Steve Ambs leads the Centennial Conference with 8 sacks. (Photo credit: Tug Haines)

Ursinus College Savoring Bye Week With 5-0 Record

The Ursinus Bears 4-0 in the Centennial Conference and 5-0 overall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/09/2014

(credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Flyers Open 2014-15 Season In Boston

The Flyers open the 2014-15 season in Boston against the Bruins on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2014

West Chester quarterback Sean McCartney is completing 61% of his passes and has 18 touchdowns in five games. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

Short Week For West Chester; Visits Kutztown Thursday

West Chester University visits Kutztown in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference match-up on Thursday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2014

Villanova quarterback John Robertson. (Photo credit: Villanova Athletic Media Relations)

Villanova Readies For Saturday Match-Up With Struggling Rhode Island

Villanova beat Maine 41-20 and as a result they remain ranked as high as #5 in the country in FCS.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 5: Defensive end Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacats after recovering a fumble in the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams on October 5, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

Fletcher Cox Excelling Along Defensive Line For Eagles

Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox explains the Eagles still have work to do.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2014

Delaware senior WR Michael Johnson, shown here in a file photo, caught ten passes last week in a loss against Sacred Heart. (Photo credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics Media Relations Photo)

Delaware Looks For Bounce Back Effort vs. Elon

The Delaware Blue Hens (3-2) will be home again on Saturday as they welcome Colonial Athletic Association newcomer Elon to Delaware Stadium.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2014

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

Temple Readies For Saturday Visit From Tulsa

The Temple Owls will take on Tulsa Saturday at home.

10/06/2014

Soul head coach Clint Dolezel (credit: Philadelphia Soul)

New Soul DC Is Former Phillies’ Minor Leaguer

Recently the Soul also announced that Phil Bogle will once again serve as assistant head coach/line coach and Derek Stingley will come on board as the new defensive coordinator

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/06/2014

(West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan.  Photo provided by West Chester Univ.)

West Chester Looks To Keep Rolling vs. Lock Haven

The West Chester Golden Rams will welcome Lock Haven to John A. Farrell Stadium on Saturday afternoon as they look to stay perfect here in 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/03/2014

(The North Central Texas College softball players killed were, L-R, Katelynn Woodlee, Meagan Richardson, Brooke Deckard, and Jaiden Pelton.  Photos provided by NCTC)

Daughter of Phila. Soul Head Coach Eludes Crash That Killed 4 Teammates

Molly Dolezel is a member of the team but was not on the team bus at the time of the accident. Nevertheless, the tragedy has left her family shaken.

10/01/2014

(Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Opens Ivy League Play Saturday At Dartmouth

The Penn Quakers will head to New England this weekend as they open Ivy League play on the road against Dartmouth.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/01/2014

(Photo credit: Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

Eagles’ Beau Allen Enjoying Rookie Season Along The D-Line

Eagles rookie defensive tackle Beau Allen talks about his first NFL season through four games.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/30/2014

Dave Brock (Credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics MediaRelations Photo)

Delaware Looks To Build On Big JMU Win Saturday vs. Sacred Heart

Dave Brock and his 3-1 Delaware Blue Hens will be back home on Saturday as they welcome Sacred Heart to town.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/30/2014

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

Temple Set To Enjoy Bye Week After Rolling UConn

The Temple Owls headed into a bye week with some bounce in their step after a 36-10 win over UConn on Saturday in their American Athletic Conference opener.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/29/2014

Rasheed Bailey, a Roxborough HS product, has caught 104 passes in his Delaware Valley College career. (Photo credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Del Val’s Rasheed Bailey Spends Saturday In The End Zone

Del Val’s Rasheed Bailey caught six passes for 186 yards and a school record four touchdowns.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/29/2014

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