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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

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What Does Rest Of The Season Hold For The Phillies?

The 42-53 Phillies emerge from the All-Star break on Friday in Atlanta against the Braves.

07/17/2014

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Soul Host San Jose Sunday As Battle For Playoffs Continues

The Philadelphia Soul continue to battle for a playoff spot, as they host San Jose this weekend.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/17/2014

Baggio Husidic #6 of Los Angeles Galaxy attempts to kick the ball away from Danny Cruz #44 of Philadelphia Union as Kenny Walker #34 of the Los Angeles Galaxy gives chase during the first half at StubHub Center on May 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Key Match Tonight For Union As They Host Red Bulls

The Philadelphia host the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night, in a key matchup.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/16/2014

WCU product Joe Gunkel is slated to make his next start Saturday for Class-A Salem.  (Photo credit: Salem Red Sox)

WCU’s Joe Gunkel Rapidly Rising In Boston Organization

West Chester University product, Joe Gunkel, is moving up in the Boston Red Sox organization. KYW’s Matt Leon talked to Gunkel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/16/2014

(Frank Gailey is a product of Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor and West Chester University. Photo credit: Cassie Thorton)

Carroll, WCU Product Frank Gailey Still Firing In Oakland’s System

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with former Archbishop Carroll and West Chester product, Frank Gailey, who is now in the Oakland A’s system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/10/2014

Nerlens Noel is excited to be back on the court in the Orlando Pro Summer League. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Noel Having Fun Being Back On Court With Sixers

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Sixers center Nerlens Noel about his return to the hardwood.

07/09/2014

K.J. McDaniels was the 32nd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Clemson. (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/NBAE via Getty Images)

McDaniels Hoping To Make Impact In Philadelphia

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with the Sixers second round selection, K.J. McDaniels.

07/08/2014

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Phillies Open Series In Milwaukee Behind Hamels

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Corey Seidman of Phillies Nation about the Phils’ struggles and tonight’s series opener in Milwaukee.

07/07/2014

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St. Joe’s Roberts Opening Eyes With 76ers In Orlando

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Sixers forward and former Saint Joseph’s Hawk, Ronald Roberts, who is turning heads on the Sixers summer league roster.

07/07/2014

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Key Match In Texas For Philadelphia Union Tonight

The Philadelphia Union will look to continue their solid play as of late as they visit FC Dallas for the Fourth of July.

07/04/2014

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Phillies Looking To Snap Six Game Skid Tonight

The Phillies will look to end their six-game losing streak tonight against the Marlins.

07/03/2014

Soul head coach Clint Dolezel (credit: Philadelphia Soul)

The Soul Continue Chasing A Playoff Spot

The Soul are in the midst of a playoff push and Matt Leon talks about the team’s chance with Head Coach Clint Dolezel.

07/03/2014

Jimmy Yezzo is playing everyday for Washington's Single-A team in Hagerstown, Maryland, the Suns (Photo credit: Matt Stahley of Sportstar Designs).

Bishop Eustace Prep, Delaware Product Yezzo Climbing In Nats’ System

Local product Jimmy Yezzo is playing well in the Nationals system.

06/30/2014

Lehigh Valley RHP Tyler Knigge struck out two during a scoreless inning of work in a 6-5 loss to SWB on Sunday (Photo credit: Matt Leon/KYW).

Knigge Hoping To Be Next Young Arm In Phillies’ Bullpen

Tyler Knigge hopes to help the Phillies bullpen one day.

06/30/2014

Soul head coach Clint Dolezel (credit: Philadelphia Soul)

Soul Face Must-Win Situation In Iowa On Saturday Night

The Philadelphia Soul visits the Iowa Barnstormers on Saturday.

06/27/2014

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