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

Aaron Wilmer went 34-9 as the starting quarterback at Division III Delaware Valley University. (credit: Delaware Valley College Athletics)

Next Step For DelVal’s Wilmer Takes Him North

Del Val and George Washington High School product Aaron Wilmer signed a deal with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

Villanova RHP Chris Haggarty is tied for the Big East lead with 8 saves. (Photo credit: Villanova University Athletics)

Chris Haggarty Closing Things Down For Villanova

Villanova fifth-year senior Chris Haggarty, from walk-on to one of the top closers in the Big East.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

St. Joseph's University junior outfielder John Brue is one home run away from the school single-season record. (photo credit: Sideline Photos, LLC)

John Brue A Force In Middle Of SJU Lineup

St. Joseph’s University junior outfielder John Brue has emerged as one of the most feared hitters in the A-10.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

Head coach Clint Dolezel has led the Soul to a 7-1 record so far this season. (Photo credit: Contrast Photography)

Undefeated Soul Prepare For Portland

The Soul look to improve to 6-0 on Saturday night at home against New Orleans.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Phillies Continue Series In St. Louis Tonight

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Stephen Gross of the Allentown Morning Call about the Phils.


Tommy Bergjans is just the third player in Haverford College history to be selected in the MLB Draft. (photo credit: David Sinclair)

Haverford’s Tommy Bergjans Dominating In Division III

Tommy Bergjans is finishing up one of the great careers in recent local college baseball memory for Haverford College on the Main Line.

Sportsradio 94WIP–04/29/2015

Vince Kowalski started 48 games on the offensive line for the Villanova Wildcats. (photo credit: Villanova University Athletics)

Villanova’s Kowalski Ready For The NFL Draft

Villanova offensive lineman Vince Kowalski trying to reach NFL.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/29/2015

RHP Severino Gonzalez was 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA in three starts at AAA Lehigh Valley. (Photo credit: Cheryl Pursell)

Severino Gonzalez To Make MLB Debut Tonight For Phillies in St. Louis

22-year-old right-hander Severino Gonzalez makes his Major League debut on Tuesday night in St. Louis.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

Penn brings a 22-14 record into Saturday's one-game playoff against Columbia. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Baseball Readying For Division Title Showdown Saturday

On Saturday, the Quakers will visit Columbia in a one-game playoff for the Gehrig Division title.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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Local, Top Swimmer Looking To Earn Spot On 2016 Olympic Team

This summer he will swim at the World Championships in Russia, but he says his main focus is making the US Olympic team that competes in the 2016 Games in Rio and he feels he is right on track.


Temple's Blanca Fernandez has made an immediate impact as a mid-distance runner for the Owls. (Photo credit: Ben Solomon/American Athletic Conference)

Fernandez Setting The Pace At Temple

Temple graduate student Blanca Fernandez who will run the 800m leg of the Sprint Medley Championship of America event.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

Soul WR Ryan McDaniel has a team high 12 touchdown catches this season. (Photo credit: Philadelphia Soul)

Soul Head To The Bayou Looking For 5-0 Start

The Soul got revenge against Cleveland 63-48, improving to 4-0 on the season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Phillies Go For Two Straight Against The Marlins Tonight

The Phillies go for two straight wins tonight at home against the Marlins.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

Villanova quarterback John Robertson threw 35 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions as a junior last season. (credit: Villanova Athletics)

Villanova Winding Down Spring Football Practice

The Villanova Wildcats finish their final week of spring practice.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Phillies Open Series With Marlins Tonight At CBP

The Phillies open a series with the Marlins on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.