Coming 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.
In addition to his work at KYW, Matt also serves as a play-by-play voice for University of Pennsylvania football and basketball and Philadelphia University basketball.
In 2010, Matt had a book published. Under Your Nose: Great Philadelphia Sports Stories You’ve Never Heard featured many of the stories he has covered during his time at KYW.
Matt, his wife Susie and kids Haileigh and Spencer live in Clayton, NJ.
Connect with Matt Leon on Twitter: @MattLeonKYW
This past Saturday, the Aggies hammered Husson University in the second round, 37-15.
La Salle’s latest win also came against a good team as the Explorers handed Temple its first loss of the season on Sunday, 87-83.
The Wildcats are off to a 5-0 start and one of their wins came over then #11 Duke back on November 19th, 64-55.
It will be a rematch of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday when West Chester University visits #1 IUP in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.
The Dragons are 2-1 so far this season and head coach Denise Dillon is pleased with what she has seen so far.
The ride will continue for the Delaware Valley University football team on Saturday when the Aggies host Husson University in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.
The most recent loss for the Flyers came on Tuesday night as they dropped a 5-2 decision at home to Vancouver.
The Owls are 5-6 (3-4 AAC) and need a win against the Golden Hurricane to become bowl eligible.
The Wildcats are coming off a 20-6 road loss to Rhode Island last weekend.
Watson, a two-time All American, has helped Penn win two Ivy League titles during his career.
West Chester played Shippensburg during the regular season and the Golden Rams won that match-up on the road, 37-27.
The Quakers are on a roll. They improved to 5-4 (3-3 Ivy) with their third straight win this past Saturday.
DelVal will open up the postseason at home in Doylestown on Saturday with a first-round match-up against Western New England University.
The Owls picked up a nice road win last time out on Friday when they beat Cincinnati, 35-24.
Last week, Delaware’s defense led the way in a 22-3 win over Albany in Newark.
The 76ers will continue their road trip tonight as they visit the Sacramento Kings, looking for a sixth straight victory.
These two teams just played last Wednesday in Chicago with the Flyers losing that game 3-0.
The Wildcats dropped their third straight game last time out, losing at home to Richmond 22-0.
The Explorers are 17-3-2 and they won the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship in pretty dramatic fashion.
The Golden Rams (8-2) won the PSAC East Division last weekend with a 27-24 win on the road at Millersville.
Penn improved to 4-4 (2-3 in the Ivy League) with a 38-35 win over rival Princeton last weekend.
The 76ers are 5-4 and bring a four-game winning streak into tonight.
St. Joe’s (18-3) will travel down to the University of Virginia to take on North Carolina in the first round on Saturday.
Delaware is 6-3 (4-2 in the CAA) after beating Maine up in Portland this past Saturday, 31-17.
The Owls are 4-5 (2-3 AAC) on the season and coming off their most impressive win of the season.
The Wildcats are coming off a 19-14 loss to Elon last time out on the Main Line.
St. Louis comes into tonight’s game with a 10-2-1 record.
The Golden Rams are 7-2 on the season (5-1 PSAC East) and coming off a 31-26 Homecoming win over East Stroudsburg.
He is a member of the 14th induction class into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.
The Quakers are 3-4 (1-3 Ivy) and coming off a 17-7 win over Brown in Providence, Rhode Island.