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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.

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

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Haverford women's basketball

Defense The Key For Haverford Women’s Hoops

A 10-3 record in Centennial play has the Fords alone at the top of the conference standings.

01/27/2017

Flyers Host Toronto In Final Game Before Break

The Flyers will look to go into the NHL All-Star Break with some momentum as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

01/26/2017

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Sixers Visit Bucks Without Embiid, Okafor

Philadelphia is now 16-27 on the season, 5 1/2 games out of the final playoff spot in the East.

01/25/2017

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Fran Dunphy: ‘We Have To Put It All Together’

Temple is 10-10 on the season, but the Owls are just 1-6 in the conference having lost their last three games.

01/25/2017

Fabian Herbers

Union Open Training For 2017 MLS Season

Matt Leon discusses the upcoming season with the Union’s Fabian Herbers.

01/24/2017

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Sixers Have ‘Tall Task’ Vs. Clippers Without Embiid

The Clippers are 30-16 and they have won eight of their last ten.

01/24/2017

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With a record of 14-26, they have moved to within 5 1/2 games of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

01/20/2017

Alex Torgersen Penn

Alek Torgersen To Represent Penn In East-West Shrine Game

Torgersen is the first Penn player since offensive lineman Joe Valerio in 1991 to accept an invite to the Shrine Bowl.

01/20/2017

Morgan Jordan

Philly Native Jordan Morgan Garnering NFL Attention

Morgan won the Gene Upshaw Award as a senior, that’s given to the lineman of the year in Division II.

01/19/2017

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Robert Covington: ‘We’re Learning How To Finish Games’

Covington is averaging 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game.

01/18/2017

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Temple’s Jorge Gomez Sanchez Heads To MLS

Despite spending just two seasons at Temple, Gomez Sanchez ranks ninth all-time in program history with 62 points.

01/18/2017

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Drexel Looks To Build Off Win

Sammy Mojica finished with 9 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists in Drexel’s last game.

01/18/2017

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Union Draft Pick Marcus Epps: ‘Starting To Settle In’

Epps, 21, played 75 games at USF, finishing his career with eight goals and nine assists.

01/17/2017

Four Area Colleges Give Back To Local Community On MLK Day

They have raised more than 100-thousand dollars over the years.

01/13/2017

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Charlotte won the first down in North Carolina, 109-93 on November 2nd.

01/13/2017

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Penn Women’s Hoops Looks For 5th Straight Win

Tonight the Quakers face a Yale team that is 9-4.

01/13/2017

Herb Magee

Herb Magee: ‘I Do Give Retirement Some Thought’

A member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Magee graduated from Philadelphia University (then Philadelphia Textile) in 1963.

01/13/2017

Claude Giroux

Flyers Hanging Onto Final Playoff Spot

Since that 10-game winning streak, the Flyers have gone just 2-6-3.

01/12/2017

Tanaya Atkinson temple

Temple Women’s Hoops Looks To Stay Red Hot Tonight vs. ECU

The Temple University women’s basketball team will look to extend its seven-game winning streak tonight.

01/11/2017

Where City 6 Hoops Stands As Season Marches On

KYW’s Matt Leon breaks down the landscape of college hoops in Philadelphia.

01/11/2017

La Salle

La Salle Readies For Rhode Island After Powell’s Player Of Week Nod

The Explorers are 8-5 on the season and they have won four of their last five.

01/11/2017

Philadelphia Flyers

Flyers Visit Sabres In Buffalo Tonight

The Flyers are just 2-5-3 in their last ten games.

01/10/2017

Drexel Women’s Basketball Star Uses Her Assists On Court To Assist Others Off It

Several thousand dollars have already been pledged to Assisting Others.

01/07/2017

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Penn Hoops Opens Ivy Play Saturday Night At Princeton

Penn freshman forward AJ Brodeur is averaging a team best 15.5 ppg.

01/06/2017

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Drexel Women’s Hoops Off To Best Start Ever

The Dragons are off to the best twelve-game start in program history at 10-2.

01/06/2017

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Looking Around City 6 In College Hoops

Three City 6 teams will be in action tonight in college basketball.

01/04/2017

John Baron GMU

Gwynedd Mercy Hoops Rolling Into New Year

Cedric Elleby, a senior forward, leads the team in scoring at 18.0 points per game.

01/04/2017

Fran Dunphy

Temple Looks To Get On Track Wednesday At SMU

The Owls are 9-6 overall, but they have gotten off to an 0-2 start in American Athletic Conference action.

01/04/2017

Karl-Anthony Towns

Sixers Welcome Minnesota To Town Tonight

Philadelphia brings an 8-24 record into tonight while Minnesota is 11-23.

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