Tony Hanson

Tony HansonTony 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.

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Sixth Defendant Pleads Guilty In Nifty Fifty’s Tax Evasion Conspiracy

Former accountant William Frio has admitted to a scheme that began in 1986, lasted 24 years, involved owners, managers and others.

01/31/2015

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Ex-Philadelphia Judge Gets 2 Years For Influence Peddling

Joseph Waters Jr. has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for using his position to help influence two cases being handled by other judges.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Ironworkers’ Union Boss Guilty on All Counts in Racketeering Trial

After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

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Jury Deliberations Enter 5th Day In Racketeering Trial Of Former Ironworkers’ Boss

The trial judge admonished jurors last week that they must deliberate and they took an oath, after he received a note from the jury foreman.

01/20/2015

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No Verdict Yet as Federal Jury Weighs Corruption Case of Phila. Ironworkers’ Boss

After an apparently rough four days of deliberations, the jury in the federal trial of ironworkers’ union Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty is in recess until Tuesday.

01/16/2015

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Judge Tells Jurors in Racketeering Trial of Ironworkers’ Boss, “You Must Deliberate”

The flurry of activity at the US District Courthouse began when the jury foreman sent a note to Judge Michael Baylson.

01/15/2015

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Federal Racketeering Case Against Ironworkers’ Boss Heads to Jury

Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”

01/13/2015

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More Testimony Against Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Boss in Federal Racketeering Trial

Sean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.

01/12/2015

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Prosecution Winds Down Case Against Former Ironworkers Union Boss

Dougherty is accused of conspiring with the cooperators and others to commit violent acts against non-union job sites and workers.

01/09/2015

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Former Ironworker Offical Testifies Union Boss Knew About Illegal ‘Nightwork,’ Details Construction Site Sabotage

Former Ironworkers business agent Edward Sweeney testified Dougherty was usually told after the fact.

01/08/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Victims Recount Beatings By Union Workers In Trial Of Former Ironworkers Boss

A federal jury in the trial of former Ironworkers Local 401 leader Joseph Dougherty heard from two men Wednesday who were beaten by union members who were upset about work done at a non-union job site.

01/07/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Trial Begins To Determine If Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss Ruled With Iron Fist

A federal prosecutor tells a jury the former Ironworkers Local 401 boss ruled with an iron fist. But the defense denies he ordered the acts of violence committed by others.

01/05/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Racketeering Trial Set To Begin For Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss

Former Philadelphia ironworkers union boss Joseph Dougherty faces federal trial today for allegedly running his union like an organized crime operation to get work for union members.

01/05/2015

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Year In Review: Carjacking, Sexual Assault And The Massacre Of A Family In North Philadelphia

Two young men are now awaiting trial in a case of carjacking, sexual assault, and the massacre of a family.

12/28/2014

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Year In Review: Traffic Court Corruption Exposed In Court In 2014

Corruption brought down Philadelphia’s Traffic court in 2013 and justice for those charged unfolded in 2014.

12/27/2014

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