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

Nick Boyle caught 79 passes at Delaware the last two seasons. (Photo credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics Media Relations Photo)

Delaware’s Nick Boyle A Rising NFL Draft Prospect

The Wantage, New Jersey, native (High Point Regional HS) and Delaware product Nick Boyle, is one of the top tight end prospects in this year’s NFL draft class.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 18: Pitcher Jerome Williams #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on August 18, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Phillies Open Weekend Series With Nationals Tonight

After dropping two of three to the Red Sox, the Phillies welcome the Nationals for a weekend series.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

Ray Priore is in his first season as head football coach at Penn. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Wraps Up Spring Football Workouts Saturday

The University of Pennsylvania football team will cap off its spring practice sessions Saturday with the annual spring game.

Sportsradio 94WIP–04/10/2015

Phillies pitcher David Buchanan will get the start tonight against the Red Sox. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies Go For Series Win Tonight Against Red Sox

David Buchanan gets the start as the Phillies take on the Red Sox.

04/09/2015

Al-Hajj Shabazz was a standout cornerback for Division II West Chester University. (Photo credit: West Chester)

West Chester U’s Shabazz Chasing NFL Dream

Former West Chester Cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz pursue his NFL dream.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

The Philadelphia Soul (Photo credit: Contrast Photography)

Soul Bring 2-0 Mark Into Sunday’s Home Opener

The Philadelphia Soul host the Jacksonville Sharks in their 2015 home opener on Sunday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

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Phils Turn To Harang In Game No. 2 Against Boston

The Phillies look to get back on track Wednesday night with Aaron Harang on the hill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

The Philadelphia Soul (Photo credit: Contrast Photography)

Soul Go For 2-0 Start Saturday In Spokane

The Philadelphia Soul look to start the season 2-0 on Saturday night as they visit the Spokane Shock.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 20: Brayden Schenn #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers watches as the puck slips past Rob Scuderi #4 and Thomas Greiss #1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the game winning goal on a shot by Claude Giroux #28 at the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers won 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Flyers Look To Continue Dominance Of Pens Tonight

The Flyers look to remain unbeaten in the battle of PA, as they head to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

Guard Tyonna Williams is the lone senior on this Temple team. She is averaging 12.8 ppg in the WNIT. (Photo credit: Julia Martin)

Temple Women Ready For WVU Tonight In WNIT Semis

The Temple’s Women’s basketball team takes on West Virginia in the WNIT semifinals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22:  Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers grabs the rebound against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 22, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Welcome Lakers To South Philadelphia

The Sixers square off with the Lakers on Monday night in Philadelphia.

03/30/2015

Temple coach Fran Dunphy (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Temple Two Wins Away From NIT Crown

Temple takes on the University of Miami in the NIT semi-finals at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

Head coach Clint Dolezel led the Philadelphia Soul to a 9-9 record and a playoff berth last season. (Photo credit: Contrast Photography)

Philadelphia Soul Open Season Sunday In Orlando

The 2015 Arena Football League season will get underway for the Philadelphia Soul on Sunday night as they visit the Orlando Predators.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Villanova junior guard Caroline Coyer was named the Big 5 Player of the Year this season. (Photo credit: Villanova Athletic Communications)

Villanova Women’s Hoops Looks To Keep Rolling In WNIT

The Villanova women’s basketball will host St. John’s in the “Round of 16″ in the WNIT.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Sixers Look To Snap 16-Game Road Losing Streak Tonight In Denver

The Sixers look to snap their 16-game losing streak tonight in Denver against the Nuggets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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