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

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 20: Brayden Schenn #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers watches as the puck slips past Rob Scuderi #4 and Thomas Greiss #1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the game winning goal on a shot by Claude Giroux #28 at the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers won 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Flyers Look To Continue Dominance Of Pens Tonight

The Flyers look to remain unbeaten in the battle of PA, as they head to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

Guard Tyonna Williams is the lone senior on this Temple team. She is averaging 12.8 ppg in the WNIT. (Photo credit: Julia Martin)

Temple Women Ready For WVU Tonight In WNIT Semis

The Temple’s Women’s basketball team takes on West Virginia in the WNIT semifinals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22:  Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers grabs the rebound against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 22, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Welcome Lakers To South Philadelphia

The Sixers square off with the Lakers on Monday night in Philadelphia.


Temple coach Fran Dunphy (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Temple Two Wins Away From NIT Crown

Temple takes on the University of Miami in the NIT semi-finals at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

Head coach Clint Dolezel led the Philadelphia Soul to a 9-9 record and a playoff berth last season. (Photo credit: Contrast Photography)

Philadelphia Soul Open Season Sunday In Orlando

The 2015 Arena Football League season will get underway for the Philadelphia Soul on Sunday night as they visit the Orlando Predators.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Villanova junior guard Caroline Coyer was named the Big 5 Player of the Year this season. (Photo credit: Villanova Athletic Communications)

Villanova Women’s Hoops Looks To Keep Rolling In WNIT

The Villanova women’s basketball will host St. John’s in the “Round of 16″ in the WNIT.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Sixers Look To Snap 16-Game Road Losing Streak Tonight In Denver

The Sixers look to snap their 16-game losing streak tonight in Denver against the Nuggets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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Flyers Host Kimmo Timonen And The Chicago Blackhawks Tonight

The Flyers host Kimmo Timonen and the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

Head coach Tonya Cardoza has led the Temple women's basketball team to an 18-16 record so far this season. (Photo credit: Temple University Athletics)

Temple Women’s Hoops Readies For NC State In WNIT’s Third Round

Temple Women’s hoops will take on NC State at McGonigle Hall on Thursday in the WNIT Sweet 16.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

Mike McGarvey is currently an assistant coach at Colgate. (Photo credit: Bob Cornell)

Former Ursinus Star McGarvey Headed to Philly Small College Hall of Fame

The Philadelphia Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame class features Lee Wimberly, Marc Tacelosky and Mike McGarvey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

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Preview: Sixers Host Pistons Tonight

KYW’s Matt Leon and Sixers beat writer Bob Cooney preview Wednesday night’s Pistons vs. Sixers game.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 20: Head coach Fran O'Hanlon of the Lafayette Leopards coaches from the bench during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on December 20, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Lafayette’s O’Hanlon Readies For His Alma Mater

Fran O’Hanlon has been the head coach of the Lafayette Leopards up in Easton for twenty seasons, but his roots are right here in Philadelphia.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 7: Dylan Ennis #31, JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Podcast: Breaking Down Villanova’s Matchup And Temple’s Snub

Villanova gets Lafayette in round one, Temple gets snubbed.

Sportsradio 94WIP–03/16/2015

The Philadelphia University Rams celebrate after beating Wilmington to win the CACC Championship. (Photo credit: Philadelphia University Atheltics)

Herb Magee’s Philadelphia University Rams NCAA Tourney Bound Again

The 24-7 Philly U Rams are the #8 seed in the East Region of the Division II Tournament.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

The Drexel women's basketball team will play Delaware in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament today. (Photo credit: Drexel University Athletics )

Drexel Women The No. 2 Seed In CAA Tournament

Drexel women continue their run, will play Delaware in the quarterfinals on Friday evening.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015