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

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Steve Zack #54 of the Philadelphia 76ers stands on the court during a game against the Brooklyn Nets on July 15, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images)

La Salle’s Steve Zack Enjoying Run In Vegas With Sixers

Former La Salle center Steve Zack has averaged 5.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and one block per game in Sixers summer league action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/16/2015

New Villanova assistant coach Laura Kurz averaged 16.1 points a game during her two years playing for the Wildcats. (Photo credit: Villanova University Athletics)

Former Villanova Star Laura Kurz Joins Wildcats’ Coaching Staff

Laura Kurz recently came aboard with the Wildcats, replacing Heather Vulin who left to join the staff at Virginia Tech.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/16/2015

DB James Romain has intercepted nine passes this season for the Philadelphia Soul. (photo credit: Jared Bludsworth)

Soul Look To Continue Roll Saturday In Jacksonville

The Philadelphia Soul will take their 13-2 record down to Florida this weekend for a Saturday night match-up with the Jacksonville Sharks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/15/2015

(Cole Hamels.  Credit: Mike Zarrilli/ Getty Images)

Phillies Open Final Series Before Break In San Francisco

The Phillies will open their final series before the Major League Baseball All-Star Break tonight as they play the first of three in San Francisco against the Giants.

07/10/2015

Ryan Etsell is 4-3 this season for the Inland Empire 66ers with a 2.81 ERA.
(Credit: Fernando Gutierrez)

Philly Product Ryan Etsell One To Watch In Angels Organization

It has been steady progress up the organizational ladder for Philadelphia native Ryan Etsell since he was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 16th round of the 2013 draft.

07/10/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28: Starting pitcher Severino Gonzalez #52 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the second inning during game two of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on June 28, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Phils Look For Split In LA Behind Severino Gonzalez

Severino Gonzalez takes the mound Thursday as the Phillies try to split with the Dodgers.

07/09/2015

Union Head Coach Jim Curtin. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Union Return From Break, Host Portland Saturday

Matt Leon talks with Union Head Coach Jim Curtin about their upcoming match with Portland.

07/09/2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JULY 7: Richaun Holmes #22 of the Philadelphia 76ers prepares to shoot a free throw against the Boston Celtics during the NBA Summer League on July 6, 2015 at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Richaun Holmes Hoping To Make Impact With Sixers

Sixers second round pick Richaun Holmes has impressed so far.

07/08/2015

QB Dan Raudabaugh and the Soul are 12-2 this season. (Photo credit: Jared Bludsworth)

After Bye Week, Soul Focus On Cleveland

Off their bye week, the 12-2 Philadelphia Soul will return to action on Saturday afternoon against the Cleveland Gladiators.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/08/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 20:  Natasha Cloud #15 of the Washington Mystics shoots a free throw against the Indiana Fever in a WNBA game on June 20, 2015 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

SJU Product Natasha Cloud Adjusting Nicely To WNBA

Former St. Joe’s Hawk Natasha Cloud is contributing for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/08/2015

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 10: Chad Billingsley #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on May 10, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Chad Billingsley Faces Old Team As Phils Battle Dodgers Again

The Phillies take on the Dodgers in LA for game two of a four-game series, as Chad Billingsley takes the mound.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/07/2015

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)

Aaron Harang Looks To Snap Losing Streak, Phils Host Brewers

In game 3 of 4 against the Brewers, Aaron Harang takes the mound for the Phils.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/01/2015

Union Head Coach Jim Curtin. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Union Host D.C. United Tonight In Open Cup Round Of 16

The Union is capping off a busy stretch Tuesday night, playing their fifth match in the last 15 days.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/30/2015

Aaron Altherr is hitting .320 for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in seven games since his promotion from Reading. (Photo credit: Mike Feifel)

Triple-A Agrees With Phillies’ Prospect Aaron Altherr

The Phillies’ 24-year-old prospect Aaron Altherr is hitting .320 in seven games since getting moved up to Triple-A.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/30/2015

RHP Aaron Nola will make his major league debut on Tuesday, July 21st. (Photo credit: Digital Photographic Imaging)

Nola: ‘It’s All Of Our Dreams’ To Get Big-League Phone Call

Aaron Nola will make his third Triple-A start on Monday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/29/2015

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