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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

Union Head Coach Jim Curtin. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Union Host D.C. United Tonight In Open Cup Round Of 16

The Union is capping off a busy stretch Tuesday night, playing their fifth match in the last 15 days.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/30/2015

Aaron Altherr is hitting .320 for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in seven games since his promotion from Reading. (Photo credit: Mike Feifel)

Triple-A Agrees With Phillies’ Prospect Aaron Altherr

The Phillies’ 24-year-old prospect Aaron Altherr is hitting .320 in seven games since getting moved up to Triple-A.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/30/2015

RHP Aaron Nola will make his major league debut on Tuesday, July 21st. (Photo credit: Digital Photographic Imaging)

Nola: ‘It’s All Of Our Dreams’ To Get Big-League Phone Call

Aaron Nola will make his third Triple-A start on Monday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/29/2015

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Podcast: Previewing An Intriguing Sixers Draft With Derek Bodner

KYW’s Matt Leon speaks with Sixers analyst Derek Bodner about Thursday’s intriguing NBA draft.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/25/2015

WCU product Joe Gunkel has a career ERA as a pro of 2.87. (Photo credit: Patrick Cavey)

WCU Product Joe Gunkel Climbing The Ladder In Baltimore Organization

Joe Gunkel a former WCU Golden Rams NCAA Division II champion, is thriving with the Orioles.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/25/2015

Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has 86 touchdown passes and just 9 interceptions this season. (Photo credit: Jared Bludsworth)

Soul Look For Repeat Performance Against Tampa Bay

The Philadelphia Soul will be back home on Friday night as they welcome the 6-6 Tampa Bay Storm to the Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/24/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22:  Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates his first inning home run against the New York Yankees with teammate Andres Blanco #4 at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Bats Look To Stay Hot For Phillies Tonight Against Sabathia

The Phillies take on CC Sabathia and the Yankees tonight in New York.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 17: Kevin Correia #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles on June 17, 2015 at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Phils Travel To New York, Open Series With Yankees

The Phillies return to interleague action tonight up in New York as they open a three game series against the Yankees.


Austin Bossart did not commit an error as a senior at Penn while throwing out 53% of runners that attempted to steal. (Photo credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn’s Austin Bossart Hoping To Make Splash In Phillies’ Organization

The 14th round pick in this month’s MLB Draft from University of Pennsylvania, catcher Austin Bossart, looks to rise with Phillies.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/22/2015

RHP Phillippe Aumont was 3-4 with a 2.35 ERA this season for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. (Photo credit: Digital Photographic Imaging)

Phillippe Aumont Gets The Call As Phillies Open Series With Cardinals

Phillippe Aumont, starting for the injured Cole Hamels, was 3-4 with a 2.35 ERA at Triple-A this season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/19/2015

Zach Eflin is 4-4 this season for Reading with a 2.99 ERA. (Photo credit: Tug Haines/Reading Fightin Phils)

Zach Eflin, An Arm To Watch At Double-A Reading

Zach Eflin is 4-4 in 12 starts for the Fightin Phils this season with a 2.99 ERA.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/19/2015

J.P. Crawford has hit .299 since his promotion to Reading in late May, (Photo credit: Tug Haines/Reading Fightin' Phils)

J.P. Crawford On A Fast Track In Phillies’ System

Since being promoted to Double-A at the end of May, J.P. Crawford has hit .299 in 17 games with 12 runs scored, a home run, nine RBI’s, and 12 walks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/18/2015

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

Villanova’s Vince Kowalski Settling In With Packers

Former Villanova Wildcat Vince Kowalski is getting his first taste of the NFL after signing with the Packers last week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/16/2015

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 Ready To Begin Pro Baseball Career

Haverford College’s Tommy Bergjans was selected in last week’s MLB Draft in the 8th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/16/2015

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 04:  Aaron Harang #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches in the third inning to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 4, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Struggling Phillies Visit Orioles Tonight

The Phillies play the penultimate game of their eight-game road trip tonight down in Baltimore against the Orioles.