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

Winter Sports: Basketball

Several Basketball Clinics On Tap For MLK Day To Raise Money For The Community Action Agency Of Delco

The clinics are looking to raise money for the Community Action Agency of Delaware County.

01/17/2015

Joe Cassidy is in his 19th season as the head coach at Rowan University. (Photo credit: Rowan Athletics)

Rowan Men’s Hoops One Of Area’s Best In Division III

The Rowan Profs will bring an impressive 12-2 record into Saturday’s road against against Rutgers-Newark.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/16/2015

Drexel junior Damion Lee is fourth in the country in scoring average, pouring in 21.7 ppg. (Photo credit: Drexel University Athletics)

Drexel Welcomes JMU To The DAC Tonight

Drexel, 3-12 (1-3 in the CAA), welcomes James Madison to the DAC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/15/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 12: Rob Zepp #72 of the Philadelphia Flyers tends net against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Wells Fargo Center on January 12, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Turn To Zepp In Net Again Vs. Caps

After going 3-1-0 on a four game homestand, the Flyers will be on the road tonight as they visit the Washington Capitals.

01/14/2015

Tonya Cardoza is in her seventh season as the head women's basketball coach at Temple. (Photo credit:

Temple Women Visit Two-Time Defending National Champs UConn Tonight

KYW’s Matt Leon previews Temple women’s basketball game against two-time defending champ UConn.

Sportsradio 94WIP–01/14/2015

Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Now #5 In Nation, Villanova Readies For Xavier

The Villanova Wildcats will play their first game since jumping up to #5 in the polls when they welcome Xavier to the Pavilion for a Big East tussle on Wednesday night.

01/13/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Tony Wroten #8 of the Philadelphia 76ers  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Wroten, Sixers Go For Third Straight Win Tonight vs. Atlanta

KYW’s Matt Leon talks to Sixers guard Tony Wroten about their matchup with the Hawks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/13/2015

NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:  Rob Zepp #72 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a second 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)

Rob Zepp Gets Start In Net As Flyers Host Lightning

The Flyers host the Lightning on Monday night without goalie Steve Mason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/12/2015

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks over Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets in the second half at the Barclays Center on December 12, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

76ers Head To Brooklyn Tonight To Face Nets

KYW’s Matt Leon previewed the Sixers-Nets game with Bob Cooney.

01/09/2015

Head coach Phil Martelli of the Saint Joseph's Hawks  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

St. Joseph’s Visits No. 20 VCU Saturday In A-10 Play

St. Joe’s takes on No. 20 VCU on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/09/2015

Penn Head Coach Jerome Allen. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Visits Princeton Saturday For Ivy Opener

Penn opens Ivy League Saturday at Princeton.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/09/2015

Reggie Charles leads Holy Family in scoring this season at 16.7 ppg. (Photo credit: Stephen Pellegrino Photography)

Holy Family Hoops Making Noise In CACC

The Holy Family Tigers are 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the CACC, alone in first place in the South Division.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/09/2015

(credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Host Washington, Mason Starts In Net

KYW’s Matt Leon and CSNPhilly.com’s Sarah Baicker preview Thursday night’s Caps at Flyers game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/08/2015

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy (Credit: Temple Athletics)

Temple With Key Conference Game Tonight At Tulane

The Temple Owls visit Tulane on Wednesday night, as they go for six straight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/07/2015

Guard Jordan Price leads La Salle University in scoring this season averaging 17.5 ppg. (Photo credit: La Salle University Athletics)

La Salle Welcomes UMass To Gola Arena Tonight

The 8-6 La Salle Explorers welcome Umass to town on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/07/2015

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