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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The Cavaliers are 18-3 this season and they have won 12 straight games

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

Penn Head Coach Jerome Allen. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Readies For Empire State Weekend

On Friday, Penn visits Cornell up in Ithaca before heading to New York City for a Saturday night matchup with Columbia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

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Mark Streit On Flyers’ Four-Game Winning Streak: Good To Have Days Off

The Flyers look for their fifth straight win Thursday night at home vs. the Islanders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

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Philly U’s Herb Magee Goes For 1,000th Win: ‘It’s Just Another Game’

Philly U’s Hall of Fame head coach Herb Magee looks for career coaching win No. 1,000 against Wilmington University Tuesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/03/2015

Drexel junior Damion Lee is fourth in the country in scoring average, pouring in 21.7 ppg. (Photo credit: Drexel University Athletics)

Resurgent Drexel Visits Elon Thursday

The Drexel Dragons, on a three-game winning streak, get ready to visit Elon on Thursday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/03/2015

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Jerami Grant Emerging As Key Piece For 76ers

Second-round pick Jerami Grant is blossoming into a key player for the Sixers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2015

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76ers Host Thad Young And The Timberwolves Tonight

The 76ers will look for a second straight win tonight as they welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Center.

01/30/2015

Senior guard Najah Jacobs, a Central High product, has scored 1,087 points during her Philadelphia University career. (Photo credit: Philadelphia University Athletics)

Philly U’s Najah Jacobs Winding Down Impressive Hoops Career

Philadelphia University Lady Rams’ senior guard Najah Jacobs is averaging more than 20 points per game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

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76ers Host Knicks Tonight At Center

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01/21/2015

La Salle guard Cleon Roberts has scored in double figures in each of the last seven games. (Photo credit: La Salle University Athletics)

La Salle Visits Rhode Island Thursday In A-10 Action

The La Salle Explorers visit the University of Rhode Island in Atlantic 10 action on Thursday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

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Division II University Of The Sciences On A Roll In Women’s Hoops

The University of the Sciences women’s hoops squad is 12-4, winners of 10 in a row.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

Winter Sports: Basketball

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The clinics are looking to raise money for the Community Action Agency of Delaware County.

01/17/2015

Joe Cassidy is in his 19th season as the head coach at Rowan University. (Photo credit: Rowan Athletics)

Rowan Men’s Hoops One Of Area’s Best In Division III

The Rowan Profs will bring an impressive 12-2 record into Saturday’s road against against Rutgers-Newark.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/16/2015

Drexel junior Damion Lee is fourth in the country in scoring average, pouring in 21.7 ppg. (Photo credit: Drexel University Athletics)

Drexel Welcomes JMU To The DAC Tonight

Drexel, 3-12 (1-3 in the CAA), welcomes James Madison to the DAC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/15/2015

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Flyers Turn To Zepp In Net Again Vs. Caps

After going 3-1-0 on a four game homestand, the Flyers will be on the road tonight as they visit the Washington Capitals.

01/14/2015

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