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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

Head coach Gabby Lisella has led Rowan University to a 13-1 record so far this season (credit: Rowan University Athletics)

Rowan Women’s Hoops, An NJAC Force

The 2015-16 season has been an incredibly successful one so far for the Division III Rowan University women’s basketball program.

01/12/2016

La Salle

La Salle Looks For Second Straight Win Wednesday Vs. Richmond

La Salle snapped a seven-game losing streak last time out on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/12/2016

Colt Becker is now two-and-a-half years old. (Credit: The Becker Family)

Sharing Colt’s Story

A Berks County native, who has spent her professional life working in college basketball, shares her family’s story with KYW’s Matt Leon.

01/08/2016

Temple v Cincinnati

A Look Around The City 6 In College Hoops

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke talks about all the teams in the City 6.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/08/2016

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Mercy Setting The Pace In The CSAC

Gwynedd Mercy University is 7-5 on the season and, more importantly, 5-0 in Colonial States Athletic Conference action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/08/2016

Penn Athletics

Penn Opens Ivy Slate Saturday Vs. Rival Princeton

This will be Steve Donahue’s first Penn/Princeton game as the head coach of the Quakers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/08/2016

PHILADELPHIA,PA - JANUARY 4: Ish Smith #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Wells Fargo Center on January 4, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Host Hawks Looking For 2nd Straight Win

The 76ers will be trying to win back-to-back games for the first time this season tonight as they welcome the Atlanta Hawks to the Center.

01/07/2016

Flyers

Preview: Flyers At Wild Tonight

With 39 points, the Flyers are currently tied for sixth place in the Metropolitan Division.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/07/2016

Philly U

Philly U’s Tori Arnao Making The Most Of Final Season

One of the big reasons for this success for the Lady Rams is the play of senior forward Tori Arnao.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/07/2016

villanova

Villanova Women Open Big East Play At Butler

The Villanova women’s basketball team is 6-4 as they head into conference play.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/29/2015

Temple

No. 24 Temple Takes On Toledo Tonight In Boca Raton Bowl

The Owls are playing in a bowl game for the first time since 2011 when they beat Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl, 37-15.

12/22/2015

Drexel

Back From Injury, Meghan Creighton Making Things Go For Drexel

Redshirt junior Meghan Creighton played in just seven games last season for the Dragons before being sidelined by a torn meniscus in her knee.

12/22/2015

penn

500, A Magic Number For Penn’s Mike McLaughlin

Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin earned his 500th career coaching win as his Quakers held off a good Drexel team, 72-67.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/21/2015

Cardinals

Podcast: A Look At The Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals, coached by former Temple head man Bruce Arians, are 11-2 this season and alone in first place in the NFC West.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/18/2015

Penn

D3 Ursinus Gets Rare Opportunity To Play Penn At Palestra

Penn head coach Steve Donahue is an Ursinus College product.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/18/2015

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