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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

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 9:  Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball against the Golden State Warriors at Wells Fargo Center on February 9, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Noel, Sixers Ready For Match-Up With Defending Champs

The 76ers will face one of their biggest challenges of the season on Saturday night when they welcome the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the Center.

01/29/2016

The Giedemann twins (Kylie on the left, Kelly on the right) are key contributors for the Division II Holy Family University women's basketball team.
(credit: Holy Family University Athletics)

Double Vision Is A Very Good Thing For Holy Family Women’s Hoops

Two big reasons for this success for Holy Family are Kelly and Kylie Giedemann, sophomore guards from Washington Township High School in Gloucester County, New Jersey, who also happen to be twin sisters.

01/29/2016

Sophomore guard Matt Howard is second on Penn in scoring, averaging 11.2 points per game.
(credit: Penn Athletics)

First Full Ivy Weekend For Penn Starts Friday At Yale

It’s all Ivy League action from here on out for the University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team.

01/29/2016

Widener

Widener’s Ally Ferrucci, The Heart Of The Pride

Widener’s Ally Ferrucci is averaging 6.9 assists a game this season and that has her ranked in the top ten nationally.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2016

Dave Hakstol

Dave Hakstol: ‘Number One Goal Is To Be A Playoff Team’

The Flyers are currently seventh in the Metropolitan Division and seven points out of the final wild card playoff berth in the East.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/27/2016

PHILADELPHIA,PA - JANUARY 24: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for the shot against the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center on January 24, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Welcome Suns To The Center Tonight

The 76ers will be home tonight to welcome the Phoenix Suns to town.

01/26/2016

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Welcomed Taste Of Success For Swarthmore Hoops

The Garnet are 14-3 after beating Gettysburg on the road on Monday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2016

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Flyers Look For Season Series Sweep Of Bruins Tonight

The Flyers enter tonight’s game with 48 points (20-17-8 record).

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/25/2016

(Photo by Kim Glovas)

Looking Around The City 6 In College Hoops

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Josh Verlin of cityofbasketballlove.com and Big 5 Hall of Fame writer Jack Scheuer to talk about the local basketball scene.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2016

Fran Dunphy

Temple Readies For Huge Test Sunday Against Larry Brown And No. 8 SMU

SMU comes to Philadelphia as the lone undefeated team remaining in Division I men’s basketball.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2016

Claude Giroux

Flyers Look To Continue Dominance Over Penguins Tonight

The Flyers have won eight straight games over the Pens, including all four match-ups between the two teams last season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2016

Jasmine Alston

La Salle’s Jasmine Alston Savors Big Performance

junior guard Jasmine Alston put together a triple-double on Monday, finishing with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2016

Rosemont College senior guard Marcus Thomas has scored twenty or more points in 10 of 15 games this season.
(credit: Rosemont College Athletics)

Rosemont’s Thomas An Impressive Talent

The Delaware Valley Charter High School product is averaging 22.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists a game for Rosemont.

01/18/2016

(Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Upcoming Basketball Clinics Scheduled To Raise Money For Delco Community Agency

Several area college basketball teams are holding basketball clinics on Monday to raise money for the Community Action Agency of Delaware County.

01/16/2016

Philly U

Peter Alexis Reaching Impressive Heights At Philly U

Senior big man Peter Alexis led the way for the Rams on Wednesday with 25 points and 9 rebounds.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/14/2016

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