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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

Philadelphia native Ryan Etsell is 4-3 this season for the Single-A Burlington Bees (credit: John Larson)

Philadelphia Native Ryan Etsell Enjoying Life In Angels’ Organization

Philadelphia native, Ryan Etsell, is playing for the LAA Angels Class-A affiliate now.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/30/2014

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Phillies Turn To Red Hot Hamels As Series In New York Continues

The Phillies take on the Mets for game two of a three-game set on Tuesday night, behind the red hot Cole Hamels.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/29/2014

Rayshaun Kizer / Philadelphia Soul (credit: Philadelphia Soul)

Win In Pittsburgh Saturday, Equals Playoffs For Soul

The Philadelphia Soul can a playoff birth with a win on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2014

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Darin Ruf, Carlos Ruiz Back In Lineup Tonight Vs. Giants, Bumgarner

Carlos Ruiz and Darin Ruf are back in the lineup against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2014

Wayne's Lisa Raymond has added a front office gig with the Philadelphia Freedoms to an impressive tennis resume. (Photo credit: Camerawork USA/Getty Images)

Wayne’s Raymond Enjoying Front Office Role With Freedoms

Lisa Raymond is playing tennis and now serving in the front office for the Philadelphia Freedoms.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2014

Roberto Hernandez will start tonight's game for the Phillies.(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Hernandez Gets The Ball For Phils vs. Giants

The Phillies and Giants will continue their four-game series tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

07/22/2014

Aaron Nola on July 13, 2014 at Bright House Field.
(Credit: Robert Stretch/Clearwater Threshers)

Aaron Nola Taking Things ‘One Day At A Time’ In Clearwater

Phillies first round draft pick, Aaron Nola, talks to KYW’s Matt Leon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/22/2014

Haddonfield's Johnny Walter, now with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, pictured during his college career at Penn State. (credit: Penn State Athletics)

Haddonfield’s Walter A Valuable Arm For Blue Rocks

Haddonfield Memorial High product Johnny Walter is savoring the opportunity these days to play for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, about 40 miles from where he grew up in South Jersey.

07/21/2014

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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

(Photo credit: Philadelphia Soul)

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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