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.
A 30-year-old Philadelphia man has been sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for a series of rapes.
KYW’s Tony Hanson reports the defendant, from Philadelphia, allegedly used force and threats to control his prostitutes, including a girl who was just 16-years-old at the time.
A West Philadelphia man has been sentenced to prison for a devastating attack on a donut shop worker.
A Pennsylvania state trooper was found not guilty Monday in a case that charged him with deprivation of civil rights.
Jury deliberations were expected Monday in the trial of a Pennsylvania State Trooper charged with deprivation of civil rights.
KYW’s Tony Hanson reports a woman and two men, one 17, have been ordered held for trial based on the testimony.
Three teenage defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing — the first test of the evidence against them in a vicious brick attack on a Temple student and her friend last month
Jay Stout, 54, and his “Flying Tigers” company, based at the Donegal Springs Airport, were found guilty by a federal jury in Philadelphia of cheating customers and endangering lives.
Opening statements got underway Tuesday in the case of a Pennsylvania state trooper charged with assaulting a handcuffed man inside the alleged victim’s Chester County home.
Jay Stout, owner of the now defunct Flying Tigers air maintenance company in Lancaster County, has denied allegations he cheated customers by falsely claiming safety inspections had been done by certified inspectors.
Carlos Figueroa-Fagot was sentenced to 17-34 years in prison for a 2011 attack in South Philadelphia on a ten-year-old girl and her toddler brother. The children fought back as he tried to grab the girl.
Larissa Hlukha, 57, pleaded guilty to federal charges of arranging phony marriages to help others evade US immigration laws.
Dominic Verdi is charged with using his position to extort additional sales for a beer distributorship he co-owned.
Joel Stout, the son, has testified that he forged the signature of an FAA-certified inspector on several occasions because his father, Jay Stout, had told him to.
A Lancaster County man and his former company, Flying Tigers, are charged with conspiracy, fraud involving airplane parts and other offenses.