Coming 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
The Flyers will play the first of six straight home games tonight as they welcome the Minnesota Wild to the Center.
The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team will play its final two home games of the season this weekend as they welcome Cornell to the Palestra on Friday night and host Columbia on Saturday night.
The Drexel Dragons will look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Harry Perretta is just the 14th head coach in Division I women’s basketball history to reach the 700-win plateau.
The Golden Rams are 19-5 and last night’s 57-47 win over an improved Cheyney team was their eleventh victory in a row.
The Tigers are 21-4 and an even more impressive 15-1 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Not to be outshined by Temple vs. Nova, St. Joe’s gets set for a big game against Dayton on Wednesday.
Monroe is averaging 15.4 rebounds a game, tops among all D-3 players in the nation.
The Griffins are 19-4 this season and tied for first in the Colonial States Athletic Conference with a 13-1 conference mark.
The Knights are 16-6 on the season and their 12-3 mark in the Colonial States Athletic Conference has them in second place.
Penn Quakers are 8-11 overall and 2-3 in the Ancient 8.
Forwards R.J. Umberger and Jordan Weal will be in uniform tonight while forwards Scott Laughton and Matt Read will be scratched.
Junior forward Emily Lavin led the way for the Eagles in the win on Wednesday night with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The Flyers are 23-19-9, in seventh place in the eight team Metropolitan Division.
This is Tom Shirley’s 35th year as a head coach and he has a record of 700-326.