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.

In addition to his work at KYW, Matt also serves as a play-by-play voice for University of Pennsylvania football and basketball and Philadelphia University basketball.

In 2010, Matt had a book published. Under Your Nose: Great Philadelphia Sports Stories You’ve Never Heard featured many of the stories he has covered during his time at KYW.

Matt, his wife Susie and kids Haileigh and Spencer live in Clayton, NJ.

Connect with Matt Leon on Twitter: @MattLeonKYW


Temple Looks To Rebound Saturday Vs. Houston

The Owls are 2-2 after getting blitzed last Thursday down in Tampa by South Florida in their AAC opener, 43-7.


College Football Programs Take Part In The ‘Get In The Game Team Challenge’

What started as a cause for his program led to the creation of his foundation and now some 80 college football teams at all levels are taking part in this team challenge.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017


CAA Opener For Villanova Saturday At Albany

Villanova is 2-1 on the season and coming off of an impressive performance last weekend in their home opener against Lafayette.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017


West Chester Readies For Road Match-Up With Lock Haven

West Chester improved to 2-1 last Saturday as they dismantled Edinboro at Farrell Stadium, 62-28.



Penn Looks For 2-0 Start Saturday At Lehigh

Penn opened the 2017 campaign this past weekend with a win, beating Division II Ohio Dominican at Franklin Field, 42-24.


Temple A Tough Thursday Night Test At USF

Redshirt freshman DE Quincy Roche had three sacks against UMass, along with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017


Ursinus Bears Savoring 3-0 Start

The Bears have already eclipsed their win total from last year when they finished just 2-8.



Villanova Hosts Lafayette Saturday In Home Opener

The Wildcats are 1-1 on the season after stepping up a level and losing a tough battle to Temple last Saturday at the Linc, 16-13.


Kareem Hunt

Week 2 Preview: Eagles Vs. Chiefs

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Bill Pollock of Missourinet Sports about the Chiefs and Sunday’s match-up.



West Chester Readies For Battle With Edinboro

The Golden Rams (1-1) are coming off a frustrating 49-42 loss on the road to Slippery Rock last Saturday.


Aaron Nola

Phillies Battle Marlins Again At CBP Tonight

In three starts against Miami, Aaron Nola is 0-3 with a 10.67 ERA.



Penn Opens Season Saturday Against Ohio Dominican

Ohio Dominican will bring an 0-2 record into Saturday’s game.


Delaware Welcomes Cornell To Town Saturday

While Saturday will be the third game of the season for the Blue Hens, it will be the season opener for Cornell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017


Temple With Short Week To Prepare For UMass

Temple and UMass last played on September 19th, 2015 in Foxborough.



Game To Remember For Widener’s Jordan Powell

Junior defensive back Jordan Powell scores two touchdowns.



Villanova Ready To Challenge Temple

Villanova and Temple haven’t met since the 2012 season when the Owls grabbed a 41-10 decision at the Linc.


Aaron Nola

Phillies Open Series In Washington Behind Aaron Nola

Washington is 85-54 and running away with the National League East.



West Chester Heads To Slippery Rock Saturday

Last year these two teams met in West Chester with Slippery Rock winning, 36-28.


Delaware Readies For Visit To Virginia Tech

The Blue Hens are 1-0 under new head coach Danny Rocco after opening the campaign last Thursday with a 22-3 home win over Delaware State.



College Football Preview: University Of Pennsylvania Quakers

Penn has gone 14-6 with Ray Priore in charge (7-3 overall and 6-1 in the Ivy League in both seasons).



Temple Readies For Home Opener With Villanova

Temple lost to the Fighting Irish in South Bend this past Saturday, 49-16.


christian walker

Montgomery County Native Christian Walker Earns PCL MVP Honors

Christian Walker hit 32 home runs and 114 RBI’s with the Triple-A Reno Aces while batting .309.


Stokes A Force On Rowan’s Defensive Line

The Division III Rowan University Profs opened their 2017 college football season on Saturday night with a 6-0 win over visiting Widener University in Glassboro.


Corey Clement

Eagles RB Battle Highlights Final Preseason Game

One of the biggest battles to watch is at running back, between two rookies in Corey Clement and Donnel Pumphrey.


College Football Preview: University of Delaware Blue Hens

The Danny Rocco era at the University of Delaware will get underway on Thursday night when the Blue Hens host Delaware State to open the 2017 season.


West Chester

College Football Preview: West Chester University Golden Rams

West Chester was picked to win the PSAC East here in 2017 in the preseason coaches’ poll.


Temple Football 2017

College Football Preview: Temple University Owls

Temple and Notre Dame get underway at 3:30pm on Saturday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

Bryn Athyn’s Tucker Durkin Balances Coaching And Playing Lacrosse

Tucker Durkin is enjoying success as both a player with the Major League Lacrosse’s Florida Launch and head men’s lacrosse coach at Division III Bryn Athyn College in Montgomery County.



College Football Preview: Villanova University Wildcats

Villanova held opponents to 15 points a game last season on defense.


Rhys Hoskins

Phillies Continue Homestand Against Cubs

In his first 15 MLB games, Hoskins now has eight home runs (tying an MLB record) and 19 runs batted in.




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