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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

Ursinus senior defensive lineman Steve Ambs (#99) had a Centennial Conference leading 12 sacks in 2014. (Credit - Ursinus Athletics)

College Football Preview: Ursinus Bears

The Division III Ursinus College Bears are hoping to be right in the thick of the battle for the Centennial Conference crown here in 2015.


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College Football Preview: Delaware Valley University Aggies

The Delaware Valley University Aggies are picked to finish second in the Middle Atlantic Conference preseason poll here in 2015 behind defending champion Widener.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/26/2015

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Phillies Look To Rebound Against First-Place Mets

Jerome Williams gets the ball for the Phillies, as they look rebound against the Mets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2015

Jay Accorsi

College Football Preview: Rowan Profs

Matt Leon previews the Rowan University Profs, one of the most consistent programs in all of Division III football.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2015

Dave Brock

College Football Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

Matt Leon previews the 2015 college football season for the Delaware Blue Hens.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2015

P.J. Walker has thrown for 4,401 yards and 33 touchdowns in two seasons at Temple.  (credit: Joe Labolito/Temple University)

College Football Preview: Temple Owls

Matt Leon discusses the season ahead for the Temple Owls with their head coach, Matt Rhule.


Opponents are hitting just .186 against Lakewood closer Matt Hockenberry this season. (Photo credit: David Schofield/Lakewood BlueClaws)

Temple Product Hockenberry Closing Things Down At Lakewood

In 34 appearances with Single-A Lakewood, Hockenberry is 4-3 with 14 saves and a 2.20 ERA.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/21/2015

Lincoln University

College Football Preview: Lincoln Lions

The 2015 college football preview for Division II Lincoln University.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/21/2015

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‘Wheels’ Takes A Look Back At Chase Utley’s Career As A Phillie

Former Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler weighs in on Chase Utley’s time in Philadelphia.


Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh threw four touchdown passes in last week's playoff win over Cleveland. (credit: Todd Bauders, Contrast Photography)

Soul One Win Away From The Arena Bowl

The Soul will try to punch their ticket to the Arena Bowl as they host the Jacksonville Sharks


Mike McGlashen, #65, will be a key piece on the offensive line this season for the Cheyney Wolves. (Photo credit: Cheyney University Athletics)

College Football Preview: Cheyney Wolves

Matt Leon previews the Division II Cheyney University football team for the 2015 season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/20/2015

Aaron Nola

Phillies Open Series With Blue Jays Tonight Behind Nola

The Phils, losers of five of their last six games, open a short two-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/18/2015

Soul head coach Clint Dolezel has had just about every right answer this season. His squad enters the playoffs after a 15-3 regular season. (credit: Philadelphia Soul/Contrast Photography)

Soul Open Playoffs Saturday Against Cleveland

The Soul open the post-season on Saturday, at home, against the Cleveland Gladiators.


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Phillies Have Put Together Talented Roster At Double-A Reading

The Double-A Fightin Phils are currently home to 10 of the top 17 prospects in the Phillies organization, according to

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/10/2015

The Soul sit at 14-3 heading into Saturday night's regular season finale in Cleveland. (Credit - Philadelphia Soul)

Soul Close Out Regular Season Saturday In Cleveland

It is the final game of the regular season for the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday night as they visit the 8-9 Cleveland Gladiators.