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

Flyers

Flyers Open Critical Homestand Tonight Against Minnesota

The Flyers will play the first of six straight home games tonight as they welcome the Minnesota Wild to the Center.

02/25/2016

Senior big man Darien Nelson-Henry leads Penn in both scoring and rebounding this season.  (Credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Readies For Final Home Weekend Of Season

The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team will play its final two home games of the season this weekend as they welcome Cornell to the Palestra on Friday night and host Columbia on Saturday night.

02/25/2016

Drexel

Drexel Readies For Rival Delaware

The Drexel Dragons will look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/24/2016

Harry Perretta

Villanova’s Harry Perretta Reflects On 700th Win

Harry Perretta is just the 14th head coach in Division I women’s basketball history to reach the 700-win plateau.

02/22/2016

west chester

WCU Women’s Hoops Amid 11-Game Winning Streak

The Golden Rams are 19-5 and last night’s 57-47 win over an improved Cheyney team was their eleventh victory in a row.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2016

Holy Family

Holy Family Men’s Hoops Thriving Under Senior Leadership

The Tigers are 21-4 and an even more impressive 15-1 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2016

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20:  Head coach Phil Martelli of the Saint Joseph's Hawks.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

St. Joe’s Readies For A-10 Showdown With #15 Dayton

Not to be outshined by Temple vs. Nova, St. Joe’s gets set for a big game against Dayton on Wednesday.

02/16/2016

Cabrini College

Cabrini Sophomore Tyheim Monroe Putting Together Remarkable Season

Monroe is averaging 15.4 rebounds a game, tops among all D-3 players in the nation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2016

The Gwynedd Mercy University women's basketball team, coached by Keith Mondillo, is 19-4 this season.  (credit: Gwynedd Mercy University Athletics)

Gwynedd Mercy University Women’s Hoops Enjoying Special Season

The Griffins are 19-4 this season and tied for first in the Colonial States Athletic Conference with a 13-1 conference mark.

02/15/2016

Neumann University

Neumann University Hoops Hitting Its Stride Down The Stretch

The Knights are 16-6 on the season and their 12-3 mark in the Colonial States Athletic Conference has them in second place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2016

Penn

It’s An Empire State Weekend For The Penn Quakers

Penn Quakers are 8-11 overall and 2-3 in the Ancient 8.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2016

Flyers

Flyers Look To Snap Skid As They Host Sabres

Forwards R.J. Umberger and Jordan Weal will be in uniform tonight while forwards Scott Laughton and Matt Read will be scratched.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2016

eastern university

Eastern University’s Emily Lavin, A Versatile Talent

Junior forward Emily Lavin led the way for the Eagles in the win on Wednesday night with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

02/11/2016

Flyers

Flyers Open Three-Game Homestand Tonight Vs. Ducks

The Flyers are 23-19-9, in seventh place in the eight team Metropolitan Division.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2016

Tom Shirley

Philly U’s Tom Shirley On 700th Win: ‘Very Special’

This is Tom Shirley’s 35th year as a head coach and he has a record of 700-326.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/08/2016

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