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

Kiera Wooden has led West Chester University to the DII NCAA Tournament in her first season as head coach. (credit: West Chester University Athletics)

West Chester Women’s Hoops Heads To D2 NCAA Tourney

The field for the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament was announced late Sunday night and for the first time since 2012 it includes the West Chester University Golden Rams.

03/09/2015

Senior forward Garret Kerr has led the Devils to a 24-4 record this season. (Credit - University of the Sciences Athletics)

Garret Kerr Set To Leave Impressive Legacy at USciences

Division II University of the Sciences senior forward Garret Kerr’s incredible career.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

Guard Reggie Charles leads 22-7 Holy Family University in scoring and assists. (Photo credit: Stephen Pellegrino Photography)

Holy Family Men’s Hoops Looks To Keep On Rolling In CACC Tourney

The Holy Family University men’s basketball team takes on Wilmington University tonight in the semifinals of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

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

Drexel Hoping Seven (Players) Is Lucky Number In CAA Tourney

The Drexel Dragons #7 seed will face the #10 seed, the College of Charleston in the first round.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

Nick Schlitzer is 15th on Philadelphia University all-time scoring list (1,644 points). (Photo credit: Philadelphia University Athletics)

Philly U’s Nick Schlitzer: ‘Past Four Years Have Been Great’

A Pottsville native, Nick Schlitzer is finishing up his successful basketball career at Philly U.

Sportsradio 94WIP–03/05/2015

Brett Brown (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Podcast: A Conversation With Sixers Head Coach Brett Brown

Sixers head coach Brett Brown talks to KYW’s Matt Leon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

Head Coach Kate Pearson has lead Cabrini College to three straight Division III NCAA Tournaments. (Photo credit: Cabrini College Athletics)

Cabrini College Women’s Hoops Gets Muhlenberg In D3 Tourney First Round

The Cabrini College women’s basketball team has reached the D-III NCAA Tournament for the third straight season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

Kiko Alonso (Photo credit:  Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Didinger: Kiko Alonso ‘A Lot Like Luke Kuechly’

Ray Didinger gives his thoughts on the LeSean McCoy trade, admits he was surprised.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

Neumann University brings a 17-10 record into its first ever Division III NCAA Tournament. (Photo credit: Neumann University Athletics)

Neumann University Heads To Ohio For D3 NCAA Tourney Opener

For the first time in program history the Neumann University men’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division III NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

PSU-Abington is in the Division III NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. (Photo credit: SUNY Polytechnic Athletics)

PSU-Abington WBB’s Remarkable Turnaround Lands Them In D3 NCAA Tourney

The PSU-Abington women’s basketball team have finally turned things around.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

Eastern celebrates after their win over then #1 FDU-Florham last month. The Eagles are headed to D3 NCAA Tourney for first time ever. (Photo credit: Erica Engle)

Eastern U. Women’s Hoops Ready For D3 NCAA Tourney Debut

The Eastern University women’s basketball has reached the Division III NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

Sportsradio 94WIP–03/03/2015

NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28: Rob Zepp #72 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a third period save against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on September 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Flyers 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Skate With Maple Leafs Tonight In Toronto

The Flyers will continue their playoff push tonight as they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.

02/26/2015

Neumann University is looking for its first ever appearance in the Division III NCAA Tournament. (credit: Neumann Athletics)

CSAC Title Game Features Contrasting Styles

A berth in the Division III NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be at stake on Friday night in Radnor as the Cabrini College Cavaliers host the Neumann University Knights in the Colonial States Athletic Conference title game.

02/26/2015

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

Life Without Lee Begins Tonight For Drexel

The Drexel Dragons will play their final home game of the season tonight as they welcome rival Delaware to the DAC.

02/26/2015

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

Temple Looks To Find The Offense Thursday Against Houston

The Temple Owls will look to get back on the winning track on Thursday as they welcome Houston to the Liacouras Center in American Athletic Conference play.

02/25/2015

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