Coming 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
Temple (9-3 overall, 7-1 in AAC) earned the title game berth by winning the AAC East Division, clinching the crown this past Saturday with a 37-10 win over East Carolina at the Linc.
Chestnut Hill defeated Coppin State, 76-73.
The Eagles are 4-0 at home coming into tonight and in those four wins, they have allowed a total of just three touchdowns and 38 points.
The Devils return to action on Sunday, hosting Shippensburg.
The postseason begins for the Villanova University football team on Saturday afternoon as they host Saint Francis University in the first-round of the FCS Playoffs.
Penn forward A.J. Brodeur is averaging 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds a game while shooting 64% from the field.
The Owls have now won five straight games, the last three by a combined score of 86-13
The Dragons are being led by senior guard Jessica Pellechio (19.3 ppg) and senior forward Sarah Curran (17.0 ppg).
DelVal was once again one of the top teams in the region, going 8-2…
7-3 Villanova would really put itself in great position for an FCS playoff berth with a victory.
The Quakers are 6-3 overall on the season. Their 5-1 Ivy league record has them tied with Princeton and Harvard.
This will be the first meeting between the Flyers and Senators this season.
Temple is 7-3 on the season with two games remaining.
The Explorers will be looking to bounce back from a season-opening 97-92 overtime loss to Temple.
The Birds are actually alone in last place in the division heading into Sunday’s game.