Tony Hanson has spent his entire illustrious career at KYW Newsradio, covering breaking news including the World Trade Center attacks, the 1985 Move siege, the air crash death of US Sen. John Heinz, the Republican National Convention and related protests in 2000, as well as every aspect of the judicial system.
And he has earned many awards along the way.
Hanson won a Sigma Delta Chi national award for his coverage of the Move event. He’s won numerous awards from the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the New Jersey Bar Association for his reports on topics such as prison overcrowding, the death penalty, and child abuse.
In 1983, Tony received the prestigious William A. Schnader Memorial Award. He’s also received a Freedoms Foundation certificate of excellence, a UPI statewide first place award for sports coverage of Villanova University, and the New York Grand Award at the 1982 International Radio Festival with Larry Litwin for “Schools Strike Out.”
Hanson joined KYW as a desk assistant after graduating with a degree in communications from Temple University. He was soon promoted to writer correlator, and shortly thereafter to reporter.
Tony is a graduate of West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. He and his wife Martha have two daughters.
Our longtime colleague and friend Tony Hanson is retiring today, ending a storied, 37-year career at KYW Newsradio. Listen to our on-air tribute to this legendary reporter.
Federal authorities allege the six former officers, Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman and John Speiser were part of a violent racketeering conspiracy.
Officials note that today’s proceeding was far calmer than the previous one, during which the defendant had to be subdued by court deputies and police officers.
Prosecutors say the preliminary hearing for the defendants, charged with the March 5th murder of officer Robert Wilson III, will take at least several hours as prosecutors present video evidence, eyewitnesses, ballistics, crime scene, and autopsy results.
Hubbard is already awaiting trial in Hawaii for what was dubbed the Stevie Wonder Blunder. Federal authorities allege The University of Hawaii was duped into paying $200,000 upfront in 2012 to secure Wonder’s commitment, but authorities say Hubbard didn’t represent Stevie Wonder — it was a con.
A federal judge has sentenced a former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary to 20 months in prison.
The federal judge granted a prosecution motion to dismiss a couple of charges in a police corruption case that has ensnared six former Philadelphia narcotics officers.
The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.
The US Attorney in Philadelphia has targeted 25 of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants for review of their compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
North Phila. Daycare Operator Gets Time Served in Manslaughter Case, Now Heading to Prison For Fraud
Tianna Edwards, 32, pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing over $1 million in government funds. She also pleaded guilty in state court in the 2012 death of a seven-year-old boy.
Prosecutor Bridget Kirn says the defendant’s motive was money for her recording studio – performing under the name “Black Madam” – and for expensive cars.
Padge Victoria Windslowe was convicted of third-degree murder, aggravated assault, and other crimes.
Closing Arguments Presented in Philadelphia Trial of Woman Accused of Killing Another With Butt Injections
Padge Victoria Windslowe has repeatedly claimed that one victim had been drinking heavily prior to the procedure, suggesting that was the cause of the woman’s death.
But the prosecutor in the case acknowledges that these new accusations are now outside the statute of limitations.
Padge Victoria Windslowe was scheduled to return to the witness stand Monday for cross examination, but after an unexplained morning delay a court crier announced the defendant is ill.