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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Flyers Host Kimmo Timonen And The Chicago Blackhawks Tonight

The Flyers host Kimmo Timonen and the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

Head coach Tonya Cardoza has led the Temple women's basketball team to an 18-16 record so far this season. (Photo credit: Temple University Athletics)

Temple Women’s Hoops Readies For NC State In WNIT’s Third Round

Temple Women’s hoops will take on NC State at McGonigle Hall on Thursday in the WNIT Sweet 16.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

Mike McGarvey is currently an assistant coach at Colgate. (Photo credit: Bob Cornell)

Former Ursinus Star McGarvey Headed to Philly Small College Hall of Fame

The Philadelphia Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame class features Lee Wimberly, Marc Tacelosky and Mike McGarvey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

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Preview: Sixers Host Pistons Tonight

KYW’s Matt Leon and Sixers beat writer Bob Cooney preview Wednesday night’s Pistons vs. Sixers game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 20: Head coach Fran O'Hanlon of the Lafayette Leopards coaches from the bench during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on December 20, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Lafayette’s O’Hanlon Readies For His Alma Mater

Fran O’Hanlon has been the head coach of the Lafayette Leopards up in Easton for twenty seasons, but his roots are right here in Philadelphia.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 7: Dylan Ennis #31, JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Podcast: Breaking Down Villanova’s Matchup And Temple’s Snub

Villanova gets Lafayette in round one, Temple gets snubbed.

Sportsradio 94WIP–03/16/2015

The Philadelphia University Rams celebrate after beating Wilmington to win the CACC Championship. (Photo credit: Philadelphia University Atheltics)

Herb Magee’s Philadelphia University Rams NCAA Tourney Bound Again

The 24-7 Philly U Rams are the #8 seed in the East Region of the Division II Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

The Drexel women's basketball team will play Delaware in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament today. (Photo credit: Drexel University Athletics )

Drexel Women The No. 2 Seed In CAA Tournament

Drexel women continue their run, will play Delaware in the quarterfinals on Friday evening.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

University of the Sciences head coach Dave Pauley was named the CACC Coach of the Year this season. (Photo credit: Ellen O'Brien)

USciences Men’s Hoops Excited For D2 Tourney Debut

University of the Sciences men’s basketball team is set to take part in their first ever NCAA Division II Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

Senior Najah Jacobs leads Philadelphia University in scoring this season at 19.7 ppg. (Photo credit: Philadelphia University Atheltics)

Philly U Women’s Hoops Readies For First NCAA Tourney Since ’09

Philadelphia University women’s hoops made the NCAA field as an at-large team


Guard Jordan Price leads La Salle in scoring at 17.3 ppg. (Photo credit: Greg Carroccio)

La Salle Hoping For Deep A-10 Tourney Run

The La Salle Explorers begin the A-10 Tourney on Thursday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

Holy Family University is headed to the Division II NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament for the 11th time in program history. (Photo credit: CACC)

Holy Family Women’s Hoops Readies For NCAA Tourney Opener

For the 11th time in program history, the Holy Family University women’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

Kiera Wooden has led West Chester University to the DII NCAA Tournament in her first season as head coach. (credit: West Chester University Athletics)

West Chester Women’s Hoops Heads To D2 NCAA Tourney

The field for the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament was announced late Sunday night and for the first time since 2012 it includes the West Chester University Golden Rams.


Senior forward Garret Kerr has led the Devils to a 24-4 record this season. (Credit - University of the Sciences Athletics)

Garret Kerr Set To Leave Impressive Legacy at USciences

Division II University of the Sciences senior forward Garret Kerr’s incredible career.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

Guard Reggie Charles leads 22-7 Holy Family University in scoring and assists. (Photo credit: Stephen Pellegrino Photography)

Holy Family Men’s Hoops Looks To Keep On Rolling In CACC Tourney

The Holy Family University men’s basketball team takes on Wilmington University tonight in the semifinals of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015