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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

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Baseball: Day 1

Temple’s Hockenberry Ready To Climb Phillies’ Ladder

New Phillies pitcher and Temple graduate, Matt Hockenberry, talks to Matt Leon.

06/17/2014

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US Opens World Cup Play Vs. Ghana

US opens World Cup play vs. Ghana.

06/16/2014

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Phillies Open Tough Road Trip In Atlanta Tonight

Phils begin a road trip tonight in Atlanta against the Braves.

06/16/2014

Brian O'Keefe hit .350 as a junior at St.Joe's this past season. (credit: Greg Carroccio/Sideline Photos, LLC.)

2014 MLB Draft Very Special For Two St. Joseph’s Hawks

The 2014 season was an outstanding one for the St. Joseph’s Hawks baseball team as they won a program record 35 games, including two in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

06/09/2014

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Phillies Open Weekend Series In Cincinnati Behind Hamels

After getting swept in Washington, the Phillies tonight open a three game series in Cincinnati against the Reds.

06/06/2014

Tim McDonald is the new head coach at Division III Cabrini College in Radnor, PA. (credit: Cabrini Athletics)

McDonald Named New Head Basketball Coach At Division III Cabrini

The Division III Cabrini College Cavaliers in Radnor stayed in the family when it came to hiring a new men’s basketball coach with the promotion of assistant Tim McDonald to the post on Friday.

06/06/2014

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Philadelphia Union Ready For Saturday Visit From Vancouver

It will be the final MLS challenge for the Philadelphia Union before the World Cup break on Saturday as they welcome the Vancouver Whitecaps to Chester.

06/06/2014

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Philly U Hosts Winner Take All Hoops Tourney For $500,000

“The Basketball Tournament” features 32 teams playing in a five-on-five single elimination tournament. The winner of the tourney walks away with $500,000 dollars.

06/05/2014

Starting pitcher A.J. Burnett #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Citizens Bank Park on May 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Phillies Continue Series In DC Behind Burnett

The Phillies will look to snap a four-game losing streak tonight as they battle the Nationals again down in Washington D.C.

06/04/2014

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Soul Will Look To Weather The Storm Saturday In Tampa

The Philadelphia Soul are getting ready to head down to Florida for a Saturday match-up with the Tampa Bay Storm.

06/04/2014

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Phillies Look To Right The Ship In DC

After an ugly series where they lost four of five to the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies now open a six-game road trip with the first of three in Washington tonight.

06/03/2014

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Phillies Wrap Up Long Series With Mets

The Phillies will wrap up this long five game series with the Mets, as well as an 11-game home stand, tonight.

06/02/2014

Germantown Academy product Sean Coyle steps in for Portland over the weekend against the Trenton Thunder. (credit: Matt Leon)

GA’s Coyle A Rising Star In Boston System

The Boston Red Sox Double-A squad, the Portland Sea Dogs, wrapped up a weekend series in Trenton yesterday with a 6-4 loss to the Thunder. The series marked a return to the area for Germantown Academy product Sean Coyle.

06/02/2014

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Professional Cycler To Attend Graduation And Ride In Cycling Classic On Same Day

First he will head to commencement at Swarthmore College, and then he will follow that up by riding in the Philly Cycling Classic.

05/31/2014

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Phillies Open Long Series With The Mets

This series is five games long because the make-up game for an earlier rain-out was tacked on

05/29/2014

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