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

Cindy Griffin is 249-171 as the head women's basketball coach at St. Joseph's University. (Credit: St. Joe's University)

Griffin Now Winningest Head Coach In SJU Women’s Hoops History

Cindy Griffin is now the winningest coach in St. Joe’s women’s hoops history.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/09/2014

Senior forward Greg Lawson leads the Pride in rebounding at 7.5 a game. He is also 4th on the team in scoring at 8.1 ppg. (Photo credit: Widener University)

Fast Start For Widener University Hoops

The Widener University men’s basketball team is off to a 7-1 start.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/09/2014

Garret Kerr of the University of the Sciences is one of the top Division II college basketball players in the nation. (credit: Midge Kerr)

University Of The Sciences Savors Upset Win Over Drexel

It was a stunner last night at the DAC as Division II University of the Sciences beat Drexel, 54-52.

12/05/2014

Villanova junior QB John Robertson. (Photo credit: Villanova Athletic Media Relations)

Villanova Welcomes Liberty To Town Saturday In FCS Playoffs

The Villanova Wildcats welcome Liberty University to the Main Line on Saturday for a second round NCAA Division I Football Championship match-up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/04/2014

Michael Carter-Williams #1 and Brett Brown of the Philadelphia 76ers talk. (credit: Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Look To Avoid History Tonight in Minnesota

The Sixers will look to avoid tying the NBA record with 18 straight losses to start a season, tonight in Minnesota against the Timberwolves.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/03/2014

Widener QB Seth Klein has thrown for 3,199 yards this season. (Photo credit: Widener Athletics)

Widener Readies For D-III Quarterfinal Match-Up With Linfield

Widener University is 12-0 and on Saturday they will welcome Linfield College to Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium for a national quarterfinal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/03/2014

West Chester QB Sean McCartney set program records this season with 3,744 yards passing and 42 touchdown passes. (Photo credit: West Chester Athletics)

West Chester’s Sean McCartney a Harlon Hill Finalist

West Chester University QB Sean McCartney is a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award, the Division II version of the Heisman Trophy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/02/2014

Mike McLaughlin is in his sixth season as Penn's head women's basketball coach. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Women’s Hoops Off To Strong Start

The women’s basketball Penn Quakers bring a 3-1 record into tonight’s road game with Lafayette.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/02/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers during their game at Madison Square Garden on November 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Flyers Look To Get On Track In San Jose

The Flyers look to turn things around on Tuesday night at the San Jose Sharks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/02/2014

(Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

Luncheon This Week Celebrates Release Of Wilt Chamberlain Postage Stamps

A luncheon is set for Friday to celebrate the long-awaited release of the Wilt Chamberlain U.S. postage stamps

11/30/2014

West Chester junior tight end Tim Brown has 15 touchdown catches this season. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

West Chester Travels To Concord In D-II Tourney Saturday

The West Chester University Golden Rams will travel down to Athens, West Virginia, to battle top seed Concord University in the second round of the D-II tourney.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/26/2014

Temple head coach Matt Rhule (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Temple Hosts Cincinnati Saturday In Home Finale

The Temple Owls have just two games left in the regular season, including Saturday when they host Cincinnati in American Athletic Conference action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/25/2014

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy (Credit: Temple Athletics)

Temple Faces Big Challenge Tonight Taking On No. 4 Duke

The Temple Owls will face their toughest test of the young season tonight as they take on No. 4 Duke up in Brooklyn as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/21/2014

Villanova head coach Andy Talley is 14-12 in his career against Delaware (Photo credit: Villanova Athletics Media Relation)

No. 6 Villanova Visits Rival Delaware Saturday

The Villanova Wildcats will wrap up their regular season on Saturday as they travel down to Newark to visit their rival the University of Delaware.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/20/2014

Duke Greco has gone 9-1 in his first season as Del Val head football coach. (Photo credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Del Val Hosts Christopher Newport In D-III Tourney Opener

The season continues on Saturday for the Delaware Valley College football team as they welcome Christopher Newport to Doylestown in the first round of the Division III NCAA Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/20/2014

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