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 Knights are averaging 99.5 points a game and shooting 54% from the field.
Sophomore guard Mary Trossi put together the first triple-double in program history, finishing with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.
The Birds are technically not yet eliminated from the playoffs, but the things that have to happen to make the postseason possible are too numerous to mention.
The Dragons are coming off a 72-71 loss to St. Joe’s last time out on Sunday.
Temple is 5-3 on the season and coming off a blowout 83-48 win over Big 5 rival Villanova on Saturday.
The forward led all of Division II with 24 goals and 53 points in just 20 games.
The Flyers will look to keep the good times rolling tonight as they visit the Colorado Avalanche.
Washington will bring a 6-5-1 record to town and the Redskins have lost two straight.
The Dragons are 6-1 after a strong showing at the Nebraska Duals where they beat Princeton and Michigan State.
Embiid is averaging 18.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
The Owls sit at 6-2 on the season and they have won five straight.
The Swarthmore College men’s basketball program is in uncharted territory these days.
The Eagles are 5-6 and they have lost six of their last eight.
The Division III Ursinus College men’s basketball has hit the ground running here this season.
The Wildcats are 9-3 on the season.
The 76ers will look to snap a four-game losing streak tonight.
Senior guard DeShawn Lowman is leading the way for the Knights, scoring 21.5 ppg.
Temple (9-3 overall, 7-1 in AAC) earned the title game berth by winning the AAC East Division, clinching the crown this past Saturday with a 37-10 win over East Carolina at the Linc.
Chestnut Hill defeated Coppin State, 76-73.
The Eagles are 4-0 at home coming into tonight and in those four wins, they have allowed a total of just three touchdowns and 38 points.
The Devils return to action on Sunday, hosting Shippensburg.
The postseason begins for the Villanova University football team on Saturday afternoon as they host Saint Francis University in the first-round of the FCS Playoffs.
Penn forward A.J. Brodeur is averaging 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds a game while shooting 64% from the field.
The Owls have now won five straight games, the last three by a combined score of 86-13
The Dragons are being led by senior guard Jessica Pellechio (19.3 ppg) and senior forward Sarah Curran (17.0 ppg).
DelVal was once again one of the top teams in the region, going 8-2…
7-3 Villanova would really put itself in great position for an FCS playoff berth with a victory.
The Quakers are 6-3 overall on the season. Their 5-1 Ivy league record has them tied with Princeton and Harvard.
This will be the first meeting between the Flyers and Senators this season.
Temple is 7-3 on the season with two games remaining.