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

VILLANOVA, PA - NOVEMBER 20: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats talks with Josh Hart #3 during the game against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers at The Pavilion on November 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Villanova won 86-51. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Virginia Stands As The Next Challenge For Villanova

The Villanova Wildcats are getting ready for a Saturday afternoon battle with Virginia down in Charlottesville.

12/16/2015

St. Joe's

St. Joe’s Women’s Hoops Hopes To Continue Surge Vs. Iona

Hawks head coach Cindy Griffin talks about what’s clicked for her team the last couple of weeks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/16/2015

fran dunphy

Temple Hoops Looking To Find Its Rhythm

The Owls are coming off a tough, Big 5 loss in overtime to St. Joseph’s on Sunday, 66-65.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/15/2015

Tyrod Taylor

Breaking Down The Buffalo Bills

The Eagles will have to deal with Tyrod Taylor, LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins, and the Bills offense on Sunday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/11/2015

Jerry Colangelo

Podcast: What Does Future Hold For Sixers With Colangelo?

KYW’s Matt Leon talks with Tom Moore about the 76ers’ future under Jerry Colangelo.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/11/2015

Del Val

DelVal Men’s Hoops Off To Best Start Ever

The Aggies are 6-1 (2-0 in the Freedom Conference) after Wednesday’s 74-56 victory over Widener.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/11/2015

Flyers

Flyers Skate With The Blues Tonight

Philadelphia is 4-1-1 in its last six games overall.

12/10/2015

Flyers

Preview: Flyers Host The Islanders Tonight

The Flyers had their four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday vs. the Blue Jackets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/08/2015

holy family

Holy Family Men’s Hoops Stuns #2 Southern Connecticut

A big reason for this success for the Tigers is a roster that is about as veteran-laden as a college basketball roster can be.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/08/2015

West Chester

West Chester Hoops Off And Running This Season

The Golden Rams are off to a 6-0 start as they prepare for a Friday night home game with Slippery Rock University.

12/04/2015

Flyers

Flyers Look To Continue Surge At Devils

The Flyers and their three game winning streak face the Devils in New Jersey on Friday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/04/2015

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

Temple Readies For AAC Title Showdown With Houston Saturday

The Temple Owls continue to give Philadelphia fans a lot to root for this season.

12/03/2015

Drexel

Drexel Women Welcome Rare SEC Opponent To Town

This will be just the third time the Dragons have entertained a team from the SEC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/03/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 1: Isaiah Canaan #0, JaKarr Sampson #9, and Robert Covington #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers react after a timeout in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 1, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Lakers 103-91. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

76ers Look For Second Straight Win Vs. Knicks

New York is 8-10 this season and the Knicks bring a four game losing streak into this game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/02/2015

Villanova Volleyball

Villanova Women’s Volleyball Heads To NCAA Tourney

The 25-8 Wildcats will take on Dayton in the first round on Friday at Penn State’s Rec Hall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/02/2015

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