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

MIAMI, FL - MAY 01: Jerome Williams #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the fourth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Phillies Continue Series In New York Against The Mets

Jerome Williams is on the mound, as the Phils look to get back to their winning ways at the Mets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/26/2015

Joely Rodriguez was acquired by the Phillies from Pittsburgh in the Antonio Bastardo trade. (Photo credit: Cheryl Pursell)

Joely Rodriguez Making Strides For IronPigs

In his last 3 starts, Joely Rodriguez has gone 2-0 with a 2.28 ERA in Triple-A.

Sportsradio 94WIP–05/26/2015

Head coach Clint Dolezel has led the Soul to a 7-1 record so far this season. (Photo credit: Contrast Photography)

Soul In Tampa, Looking To Bounce Back From First Loss

The Philadelphia Soul will visit the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday night.

05/22/2015

Camden's Mike Costanzo steps in during Thursday night's game against Southern Maryland. (credit: Matt Leon/KYW)

Mike Costanzo At Home In Middle Of Riversharks’ Order

Former Phillies draft pick Mike Costanzo is the every day third basemen for the Camden Riversharks.

05/22/2015

MIAMI, FL - MAY 01: Jerome Williams #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the fourth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Phillies Wrap Up Series In Colorado Today

The Phillies go for eight out of nine and their second straight series win on Thursday afternoon in Colorado.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2015

Art Charles is hitting .303 in 27 games at Double-A Reading this season. (Photo credit: Tug Haines/Reading Fightin Phils)

Art Charles Providing Left Handed Power At Double-A Reading

A left-handed hitter, Charles is hitting .303 in 27 games this season for Reading with five home runs and 18 runs batted in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2015

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 04:  Aaron Harang #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches in the third inning to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 4, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Phillies, Harang Go For Seven In A Row

Aaron Harang takes the mound for the Phils, who go for their seventh straight win on Tuesday night against the Rockies.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/19/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 07: Head coach Herb Magee of the Philadelphia Rams hugs his granddaughters Karly (L) and Katie Steck after getting his 1000th career win at the Gallagher Center on February 7, 2015 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Philly U To Celebrate Herb Magee’s Historic 1,000th Win Next Month

On Thursday June 4th, the Philly U will host a celebration at the Gallagher Center on campus.

05/17/2015

Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Franco, Phillies Open Series With Arizona Tonight

Maikel Franco gets the start at third base, batting 5th for the Phillies on Friday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2015

Mike West will be the third head coach for the Chestnut Hill College women's basketball program since it moved to Division II in 2007. (Photo credit: Chestnut Hill College Athletics)

The New Direction For Chestnut Hill College Women’s Hoops: West

Division II Chestnut Hill College named Mike West their new head women’s basketball coach.

05/15/2015

Soul WR Ryan McDaniel caught 5 touchdowns in the first meeting with Jacksonville back in April. (Photo credit: Philadelphia Soul)

Soul Head South Searching For 8-0 in Jacksonville

The Philadelphia Soul look to remain unbeaten as they head to Jacksonville for Saturday’s game.

05/15/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 06: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park on April 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Phillies Look To End Losing Streak Behind Hamels

The Phillies will try to snap a 4-game losing streak tonight against the Pirates.

05/13/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17:  Sean O'Sullivan #47 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches in the first inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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Tonight it is game two of the four-game series between the Phillies and the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park.

05/12/2015

Junior Joey Ravert is hitting .331 this season for La Salle with a 3.80 ERA on the mound. (photo credit: Sideline Photos)

La Salle’s Joey Ravert A Versatile Standout On The Diamond

La Salle’s Joey Ravert is doing just about everything for his team on the baseball diamond.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 6: Jerome Williams #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a second inning pitch against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 6, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Phillies Open Four-Game Series With Pirates Tonight At CBP

The Phillies are getting set to open up a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

05/11/2015

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