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.
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
The Wildcats beat the Hoosiers on Sunday 69-57 in Bloomington.
The Flyers wrapped up their road trip on Sunday with an impressive 6-2 win in Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia is running out of time to make a run for the postseason.
Dressler has hit in 10 of West Chester’s 11 games, and he has at least two hits in each of those ten games.
Alex Louin and Adrianna Hahn lead the Wildcats in scoring with both players averaging 12.8 ppg.
The Sixers have won back-to-back games and three of their last four to improve to 26-43 on the season.
The victory for that second title was also Roseberry’s 60th win in a row.
Temple is the No. 7 seed in the Bridgeport Region.
Sophomore guard Jalen Brunson is second on the team in scoring at 14.8 points a night.
Junior forward Michelle Nwokedi paces the Quakers in scoring (15.1 ppg) and rebounding (9.4 rpg).
Princeton is riding a 17-game winning streak and brings a 21-6 record into the tournament.
The Dragons are the #3-seed after a 20-9 regular season (11-7 in the CAA).
The Devils will play Bentley in the first-round on Friday in Garden City, New York.
The Flyers will be on the road Tuesday night, continuing their playoff push in Buffalo.
For the first-time ever, the Ivy League will hold a conference tournament.
Drexel struggled during the regular season, finishing 9-22 and 3-15 in the CAA.
If you talked to Gwynedd Mercy University head coach Keith Mondillo on January 29th, it is probably safe to say that making the NCAA Tournament was the last thing on his mind.
Alston leads the Explorers in rebounding (8.7 rpg), assists (210) and steals (72).
Cabrini earned at at-large berth after being eliminated in the semifinals of their conference tournament.
Swarthmore (22-5) earned an automatic berth for the tournament by winning the Centennial Conference crown.
The Knights will be making their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament (the first was in 2015).
The Flyers will be back at the Center tonight as they welcome the Washington Capitals to town.
For the first time since 2012, the Division III Widener University men’s basketball team is getting ready for a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournament game.
Bryn Athyn finished the regular season with an outstanding 20-5 record (16-4 in the NEAC).
The St. Joseph’s University women’s basketball team will look to stay red hot on Tuesday night.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Josh Verlin of Cityofbasketballlove.com about the City 6 scene.
It was a special performance on Saturday for University of Pennsylvania senior track standout Chris Hatler.
The Eagles did finish on an up note by winning their final two games.
Junior B.J. Johnson leads La Salle University in scoring this season at 18.2 ppg.
Junior forward Michelle Nwokedi leads the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team in scoring at 13.8 ppg.