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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After Upset Win Over ECU, Short Week For Temple

The Temple Owls upset #21 East Carolina on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/03/2014

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76ers Unveil State Of The Art Projection System

The 76ers are one of a handfull of NBA teams utilizing this new court projection system this season.

11/01/2014

SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 14:  Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers controls the ball against the defense of Quincy Acy #4 of the New York Knicks during a preseason game at the Carrier Dome on October 14, 2014 in Syracuse, New York.  The Knicks defeated the 76ers 84-77.  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.  (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Sixers Seeking First Win Tonight Against Milwaukee

KYW’s Matt Leon previews Friday’s Sixers/Bucks match up.

10/31/2014

West Chester QB Sean McCartney has thrown 26 touchdown passes this season. (Photo credit: West Chester University Athletics)

After First Loss, WCU Looks To Bounce Back vs. Cheyney

For the first time this season, Division II West Chester University is recovering from a loss and they will look to bounce back on Saturday when they host Cheyney University.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2014

Ursinus DB Matt Glowacki is the reigning Centennial Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. (Photo credit: Ursinus College Athletice)

Centennial Showdown Saturday As Ursinus Hosts JHU

One of the area’s big college football games on Saturday will be a Division III match-up in Collegeville as Ursinus hosts undefeated Johns Hopkins in a key Centennial Conference showdown.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2014

No one in all of Division I field hockey has scored more goals this season (25) than Temple's Amber Youtz.  (credit: Temple Athletics)

Temple’s Youtz One Of Nation’s Elite In Field Hockey

One of the big reasons for Temple’s Field Hockey success this season has been the play of senior forward Amber Youtz.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2014

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Flyers In Tampa Tonight, Looking For Fourth Straight Win

The Flyers look for their fourth straight win at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/30/2014

Villanova head coach Andy Talley is 14-12 in his career against Delaware (Photo credit: Villanova Athletics Media Relation)

Critical Visit To Richmond Saturday For Villanova

Big game for the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday as they head down to Virginia to take on the University of Richmond in a Colonial Athletic Association showdown.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/30/2014

Penn SR Spencer Kulcsar leads the Quakers with 35 receptions for 429 yards. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Hosts Brown Saturday For Homecoming

Saturday is homecoming for the Penn Quakers as they welcome the Brown Bears to Franklin Field for an Ivy League match-up.

Sportsradio 94WIP–10/29/2014

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Nerlens Noel Ready To Make NBA Debut Tonight For 76ers

Nerlens Noel is set to make his NBA debut tonight for the Sixers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/29/2014

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Flyers Look For Third Straight Vs. Richards, Carter, And The Kings

The Flyers host Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Justin Williams, and the defending Stanley Cup champion LA Kings on Tuesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/28/2014

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

Delaware Looks To Right The Ship Vs. Rhode Island

Since a 3-1 start, Delaware has dropped 3 of its last 4 games, that includes a 31-17 defeat this past weekend at William and Mary.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/28/2014

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Temple Facing Tough Task Saturday vs. East Carolina

The Owls will look to bounce back from two straight losses on Saturday.

10/27/2014

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Palestra Hosts College Wrestling All Star Classic

The Palestra will be the place to be next Saturday, but instead of high level college basketball being on the docket, top notch college wrestling will be on display.

10/26/2014

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‘Head of the Schuylkill’ Regatta is This Weekend in Fairmount Park

More than 1,600 boats are slated to take part in this year’s regatta.

10/24/2014

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