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

Del Val won the Keystone Cup last season with a 50-28 win over Widener. (photo credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Showdown Of Unbeatens: 9-0 Del Val Visits 9-0 Widener Saturday

9-0 Widener hosts 9-0 Delaware Valley College on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/12/2014

Delaware senior quarterback Trent Hurley has thrown 11 touchdown passes this season. (Photo credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics Media Relations Photo)

Delaware Readies For Match-Up With No. 1 UNH

The University of Delaware will face a big test on Saturday as the Blue Hens travel up to Durham, New Hampshire, to take on the University of New Hampshire.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/11/2014

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

Temple Readies For Saturday Visit To Penn State

Matt Rhule and his Temple Owls head to State College to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/11/2014

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Podcast: What To Look For Tonight As Eagles Host Panthers

The Eagles host the Panthers on Monday Night Football tonight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/10/2014

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Minus Noel, Winless Sixers Host Bulls Tonight

The 0-5 Sixers are looking for their first win on Friday against the Bulls.

11/07/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 28:  Michael Raffl #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers falls against the Los Angeles Kings during their game at the Wells Fargo Center on October 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Flyers Look For Revenge Against Florida Tonight

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Sam Carchidi about the loss of Michael Raffl and tonight’s match-up.

11/06/2014

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

Villanova With Key CAA Matchup vs. Towson on Saturday

The Villanova Wildcats are rebounding from a loss for just the second time this season as they get ready to host CAA foe Towson on Saturday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/06/2014

Rowan junior running back Wit Marcelin has rushed for 2,532 yards in his last 20 games. (Photo credit: Rowan University Athletics)

Marcelin a Star For Division III Rowan Profs

Junior running back Wit Marcelin has been a force on the ground, once again, for the Division III Rowan Profs.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/06/2014

Dave Brock (Credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics MediaRelations Photo)

Delaware Travels To Albany Saturday

The Delaware Blue Hens begin a tough end of the regular season run on Saturday as they visit Albany.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/05/2014

Saturday will be the retiring Al Bagnoli's final game as Penn head football coach. (credit: Penn Athletics)

Last Penn/Princeton Match-Up Of Bagnoli Era Saturday

It will be another chapter in one of college football’s great rivalries on Saturday as the Penn Quakers visit the Princeton Tigers in Ivy league action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/05/2014

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Flyers Welcome Edmonton To South Philadelphia

The Flyers host the Oilers tonight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/04/2014

Senior QB Aaron Wilmer has thrown 23 touchdown passes and just three interceptions for the undefeated Delaware Valley College Aggies this season. (Photo credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Del Val One Of Nation’s Best In Division III

Under first-year head coach Duke Greco, the Delaware Valley Aggies have gone 8-0 this season as they prepare to host FDU-Florham on Saturday

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/04/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 12: Linebacker Connor Barwin #98 of the Philadelphia Eagles pumps up the crowd during a football game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

Barwin: Was ‘Tough To See’ Ryans Get Hurt Sunday

Connor Barwin described how tough it was to see his teammate go down.

11/03/2014

(credit: Joseph V. Labolito/Temple University )

After Upset Win Over ECU, Short Week For Temple

The Temple Owls upset #21 East Carolina on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/03/2014

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76ers Unveil State Of The Art Projection System

The 76ers are one of a handfull of NBA teams utilizing this new court projection system this season.

11/01/2014

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