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

Zach Eflin is 4-4 this season for Reading with a 2.99 ERA. (Photo credit: Tug Haines/Reading Fightin Phils)

Zach Eflin, An Arm To Watch At Double-A Reading

Zach Eflin is 4-4 in 12 starts for the Fightin Phils this season with a 2.99 ERA.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/19/2015

J.P. Crawford has hit .299 since his promotion to Reading in late May, (Photo credit: Tug Haines/Reading Fightin' Phils)

J.P. Crawford On A Fast Track In Phillies’ System

Since being promoted to Double-A at the end of May, J.P. Crawford has hit .299 in 17 games with 12 runs scored, a home run, nine RBI’s, and 12 walks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/18/2015

Vince Kowalski started 48 games on the offensive line for the Villanova Wildcats. (photo credit: Villanova University Athletics)

Villanova’s Vince Kowalski Settling In With Packers

Former Villanova Wildcat Vince Kowalski is getting his first taste of the NFL after signing with the Packers last week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/16/2015

Tommy Bergjans is just the third player in Haverford College history to be selected in the MLB Draft. (photo credit: David Sinclair)

Haverford’s Tommy Bergjans Ready To Begin Pro Baseball Career

Haverford College’s Tommy Bergjans was selected in last week’s MLB Draft in the 8th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/16/2015

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)

Struggling Phillies Visit Orioles Tonight

The Phillies play the penultimate game of their eight-game road trip tonight down in Baltimore against the Orioles.


Zach Pfeffer #27 of the Philadelphia Union (Photo credit: Union)

Zach Pfeffer Relishing Role With Hometown Union

Zach Pfeffer is the first homegrown player in Union history, whose development has been a real positive in this up and down campaign.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/09/2015

Pitcher Jerome Williams #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies wipes his face as DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies rounds third base after he hit a two run home run during the fifth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on May 31, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies Open Weekend Series With Giants Tonight

The Phillies continue their homestand as they open a weekend series with the San Francisco Giants.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/05/2015

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Union Look To Continue Surge Saturday Vs. NYCFC

The Union welcome the expansion New York City FC to Chester on Saturday night.

Sportsradio 94WIP–06/05/2015

St. Joseph's University product Jimmy Yacabonis has a 1.88 ERA over his last 10 appearances for Single-A Frederick. (Photo credit: Tim Jacobsen)

SJU Product Jimmy Yacabonis A Live Arm In O’s Organization

As a junior, the 6’3″, 205-pound right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis set a program record with 10 saves while putting together a 2.02 ERA.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/05/2015

DB James Romain is a big reason why Philadelphia is 9-1. He has a team-high 7 interceptions this season. (Photo credit: Jared Bludsworth)

Soul Look To Stay Sharp Against New Orleans

The Philadelphia Soul improved to 9-1 last weekend with a 51-43 victory over Las Vegas in a game played down in Atlantic City.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/05/2015

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Union Welcome Columbus To Chester Tonight

The Union host Columbus tonight before welcoming NYCFC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/03/2015

Former Villanova RHP Kyle McMyne has a 1.11 ERA this season for the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. (Photo credit: Barrett McClean/Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

Villanova Product Kyle McMyne Rising In Cincinnati System

Kyle McMyne is 1-1 in 21 appearances this season with 5 saves in Double-A. In 24.1 innings, he has allowed just 3 earned runs for an ERA of 1.11.


Starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan of the Philadelphia Phillies (Credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Phillies Open Series With Reds Behind O’Sullivan

The Phillies will look to snap a seven-game losing streak tonight as they open a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/02/2015

New Ursinus College women's basketball coach Margaret White played her college ball at Centennial rival Gettysburg College. (Photo credit: Ursinus College Athletics)

Margaret White, New Head Women’s Coach At Ursinus

Margaret White was hired recently as the new Ursinus women’s basketball coach, after the retirement of Jim Buckley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/01/2015

Cody Asche's first career walk off home run lifted the Phillies over the Marlins 3-1 in extra innings. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Asche Starts In Left, As Phils Open Series With Rockies Tonight

Cody Asche is back for the Phillies, starting in left-field on Friday night against the Rockies.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/29/2015