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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

Aaron Nola

Phillies Look For Second Straight Win Against Mets Tonight

Aaron Nola goes for the Phils, who look for two straight wins against Matt Harvey and the Mets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/02/2015

Dave Brock Delaware

Delaware Opens Season Friday Against Jacksonville

The Blue Hens are coming off a 6-6 season and head coach Dave Brock says his team is ready to finally play a game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/02/2015

Ray Priore

College Football Preview: Penn Quakers

While this will be Ray Priore’s first year as the head coach, this will actually be his 29th season with the Penn Quakers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/01/2015

Head coach Matt Rhule led Temple to a 6-6 2014 season, a season that included a 30-13 loss to Penn State.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Temple Welcomes PSU To Town To Open Season On Saturday

The Temple Owls kick off the football season at home against Penn State.


West Chester senior Eddie Elliott will spend this season at wide receiver after being moved from running back. (Photo credit: West Chester Athletics)

College Football Preview: West Chester Golden Rams

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s preseason poll has the West Chester Golden Rams picked to finish second in the Eastern Division.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/31/2015

Eagles practice

Eagles Vs. Packers: What To Look For

KYW’s Matt Leon talks to CSN’s Ray Didinger and WGBA-TV’s (Green Bay) Dan Koob about Eagles-Packers on Saturday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/28/2015

Villanova senior quarterback John Robertson won the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in FCS last season. (credit: Villanova Athletics)

College Football Preview: Villanova Wildcats

Their 2014 playoff berth was Villanova’s fifth in the last seven seasons. Matt Leon previews the 2015 season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/28/2015

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)

Phillies Look To Avoid Sweep Tonight Against Mets

Aaron Harang takes the mound for the Phils tonight, as they look to avoid a four-game sweep of the Mets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/27/2015

Widener QB Seth Klein

College Football Preview: Widener Pride

Heading into Mike Kelly’s second season at Widener, the Pride are the unanimous pick to win the conference again here in 2015 according to the MAC preseason poll.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/27/2015

Ursinus senior defensive lineman Steve Ambs (#99) had a Centennial Conference leading 12 sacks in 2014. (Credit - Ursinus Athletics)

College Football Preview: Ursinus Bears

The Division III Ursinus College Bears are hoping to be right in the thick of the battle for the Centennial Conference crown here in 2015.


Del Val Rashaad Lighty

College Football Preview: Delaware Valley University Aggies

The Delaware Valley University Aggies are picked to finish second in the Middle Atlantic Conference preseason poll here in 2015 behind defending champion Widener.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/26/2015

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Phillies Look To Rebound Against First-Place Mets

Jerome Williams gets the ball for the Phillies, as they look rebound against the Mets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2015

Jay Accorsi

College Football Preview: Rowan Profs

Matt Leon previews the Rowan University Profs, one of the most consistent programs in all of Division III football.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2015

Dave Brock

College Football Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

Matt Leon previews the 2015 college football season for the Delaware Blue Hens.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2015

P.J. Walker has thrown for 4,401 yards and 33 touchdowns in two seasons at Temple.  (credit: Joe Labolito/Temple University)

College Football Preview: Temple Owls

Matt Leon discusses the season ahead for the Temple Owls with their head coach, Matt Rhule.