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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

Aaron Nola delivers his first pitch at the Double-A level on Wednesday night vs. Harrisburg (Photo credit: Matt Leon/KYW)

Aaron Nola Thrives In Double-A Debut

Aaron Nola was impressive in his debut for the Reading Fightin’ Phillies (AA).

08/07/2014

(Photo credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Union’s Maurice Edu Ready For MLS All-Star Game

Philadelphia Union’s Maurice Edu talks about the honor of being a MLS all-star.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/06/2014

Deirdre Kane won 447 games during her 27 years as head coach at West Chester University. (Credit: WCU Athletics)

WCU’s Kane Retires After 27 Years As Head Women’s Basketball Coach

After 27 years at the helm of the West Chester University women’s basketball team, head coach Deirdre Kane announced her retirement on Tuesday.

08/05/2014

A St. Joseph's University product, Jimmy Yacabonis was drafted in the 13th round by the Orioles in 2013.
(credit: Frederick Keys)

SJU Product Yacabonis Looking To Finish Season Strong In Frederick

The importance of intangibles makes this a big spot in the development of former St. Joseph’s University standout Jimmy Yacabonis in the Baltimore Orioles system.

08/04/2014

Eric Hassli #29 of Toronto FC has a scoring chance taken away by Amobi Okugo #14 as keeper Zac MacMath #18 of the Philadelphia Union comes to help (Photo credit: Abelimages/Getty Images)

Union Return To MLS Action Tonight At Sporting KC

The Philadelphia Union are at Sporting Kansas City on Friday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2014

Dan Connor in the 2007 Outback Bowl during his playing days at Penn State (Photo credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Dan Connor Settling In As New Assistant Coach At West Chester

Former Penn State LB, Dan Connor, is the new linebackers coach at West Chester University.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/31/2014

Soul head coach Clint Dolezel (credit: Philadelphia Soul)

Soul Ready For Playoff Opener Saturday In Cleveland

While last weekend didn’t go to plan for the Philadelphia Soul, they will definitely take the end result: a playoff berth and a first-round match-up with Cleveland on Saturday night.

07/30/2014

Philadelphia native Ryan Etsell is 4-3 this season for the Single-A Burlington Bees (credit: John Larson)

Philadelphia Native Ryan Etsell Enjoying Life In Angels’ Organization

Philadelphia native, Ryan Etsell, is playing for the LAA Angels Class-A affiliate now.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/30/2014

(Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Phillies Turn To Red Hot Hamels As Series In New York Continues

The Phillies take on the Mets for game two of a three-game set on Tuesday night, behind the red hot Cole Hamels.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/29/2014

Rayshaun Kizer / Philadelphia Soul (credit: Philadelphia Soul)

Win In Pittsburgh Saturday, Equals Playoffs For Soul

The Philadelphia Soul can a playoff birth with a win on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2014

(Photo credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Darin Ruf, Carlos Ruiz Back In Lineup Tonight Vs. Giants, Bumgarner

Carlos Ruiz and Darin Ruf are back in the lineup against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2014

Wayne's Lisa Raymond has added a front office gig with the Philadelphia Freedoms to an impressive tennis resume. (Photo credit: Camerawork USA/Getty Images)

Wayne’s Raymond Enjoying Front Office Role With Freedoms

Lisa Raymond is playing tennis and now serving in the front office for the Philadelphia Freedoms.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2014

Roberto Hernandez will start tonight's game for the Phillies.(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Hernandez Gets The Ball For Phils vs. Giants

The Phillies and Giants will continue their four-game series tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

07/22/2014

Aaron Nola on July 13, 2014 at Bright House Field.
(Credit: Robert Stretch/Clearwater Threshers)

Aaron Nola Taking Things ‘One Day At A Time’ In Clearwater

Phillies first round draft pick, Aaron Nola, talks to KYW’s Matt Leon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/22/2014

Haddonfield's Johnny Walter, now with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, pictured during his college career at Penn State. (credit: Penn State Athletics)

Haddonfield’s Walter A Valuable Arm For Blue Rocks

Haddonfield Memorial High product Johnny Walter is savoring the opportunity these days to play for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, about 40 miles from where he grew up in South Jersey.

07/21/2014

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