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.
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The Temple Owls upset #21 East Carolina on Saturday.
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KYW’s Matt Leon previews Friday’s Sixers/Bucks match up.
For the first time this season, Division II West Chester University is recovering from a loss and they will look to bounce back on Saturday when they host Cheyney University.
One of the area’s big college football games on Saturday will be a Division III match-up in Collegeville as Ursinus hosts undefeated Johns Hopkins in a key Centennial Conference showdown.
One of the big reasons for Temple’s Field Hockey success this season has been the play of senior forward Amber Youtz.
The Flyers look for their fourth straight win at the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Big game for the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday as they head down to Virginia to take on the University of Richmond in a Colonial Athletic Association showdown.
Saturday is homecoming for the Penn Quakers as they welcome the Brown Bears to Franklin Field for an Ivy League match-up.
Nerlens Noel is set to make his NBA debut tonight for the Sixers.
The Flyers host Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Justin Williams, and the defending Stanley Cup champion LA Kings on Tuesday night.
Since a 3-1 start, Delaware has dropped 3 of its last 4 games, that includes a 31-17 defeat this past weekend at William and Mary.
The Owls will look to bounce back from two straight losses on Saturday.
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More than 1,600 boats are slated to take part in this year’s regatta.