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

Jay Accorsi is 8-6 in NCAA Tournament games as Rowan head coach. (credit: Rowan University Athletics)

Rowan Visits Johns Hopkins In D-III Tourney Opener

For the third straight season and 16th time since 1991, the Rowan football team is preparing to play in the Division III NCAA Tournament.

11/19/2014

Delaware head coach Dave Brock (Photo Credit - Mark Campbell, UD Athletics Media Relations)

Delaware Wraps Up Season Saturday Against Villanova

The Delaware Blue Hens will wrap up their 2014 season on Saturday as they welcome rival Villanova to Newark.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/18/2014

(Photo credit: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Jordan Matthews Emerging As Big Time Weapon For Eagles

Jordan Matthews is not dwelling on the Eagles’ loss at Green Bay, as he continues to thrive in his rookie season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/18/2014

Temple Head Football Coach Matt Rhule (credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

After Loss To PSU, Temple Savors Final Bye Week

Temple will have a bye week following their 30-13 loss to Penn State.

11/17/2014

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Sixers Welcome MCW And Noel Back Tonight In Dallas

Matt Leon preview’s the Sixers match up with the Dallas Mavericks.

11/13/2014

Junior RB Brandon Monk leads West Chester with 1,055 rushing yards this season. (Photo credit: West Chester Athletics)

West Chester Wraps Up Regular Season Saturday At IUP

The West Chester Golden Rams will wrap up the regular season on Saturday as they take to the road to visit Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/13/2014

The La Salle women's soccer team is in the NCAA Tournament for a fourth straight year. (Photo credit: La Salle University Athletics)

La Salle Ready To Break Through At NCAA Women’s Soccer Tourney

For the fourth straight season, the La Salle University women’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/13/2014

Villanova senior DB Joe Sarnese has three interceptions this season. (Photo credit: Villanova Media Relations)

Villanova Welcomes Albany to Main Line Saturday

The Villanova Wildcats welcome Albany to the Main Line in Colonial Athletic Association action on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/13/2014

Saturday will be the retiring Al Bagnoli's final game as Penn head football coach. (credit: Penn Athletics)

Final Franklin Field Game Saturday For Penn’s Bagnoli

For the final time on Saturday, Penn’s Al Bagnoli will lead the Quakers out on the field for a game at Franklin Field.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/12/2014

Philadelphia University's Herb Magee enters the season with 985 head coaching wins. (Photo credit: Paul Gornowski, Philadelphia University)

It’s A March Toward 1,000 For Philly U’s Magee

Philadelphia University head coach Herb Magee is currently the winningest coach in NCAA history and enters the 2014-15 season with 985 wins, just 15 short of the incredible milestone of 1,000 victories.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/12/2014

Del Val won the Keystone Cup last season with a 50-28 win over Widener. (photo credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Showdown Of Unbeatens: 9-0 Del Val Visits 9-0 Widener Saturday

9-0 Widener hosts 9-0 Delaware Valley College on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/12/2014

Delaware senior quarterback Trent Hurley has thrown 11 touchdown passes this season. (Photo credit: Mark Campbell, UD Athletics Media Relations Photo)

Delaware Readies For Match-Up With No. 1 UNH

The University of Delaware will face a big test on Saturday as the Blue Hens travel up to Durham, New Hampshire, to take on the University of New Hampshire.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/11/2014

Temple head coach Matt Rhule (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Temple Readies For Saturday Visit To Penn State

Matt Rhule and his Temple Owls head to State College to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/11/2014

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Podcast: What To Look For Tonight As Eagles Host Panthers

The Eagles host the Panthers on Monday Night Football tonight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/10/2014

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Minus Noel, Winless Sixers Host Bulls Tonight

The 0-5 Sixers are looking for their first win on Friday against the Bulls.

11/07/2014

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