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.
Khusen Akhmedov has admitted that he played a role in a Medicare fraud of more than $1.5 million.
Defendant Alexander Rodriguez told police he shot and killed 17-year-old Joel Gutierrez in October because he was mad.
Officer Brian Lorenzo was killed in July 2012 when John Leck Jr. came the wrong way up an I-95 exit ramp and slammed into Lorenzo’s motorcycle.
Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a former Philadelphia police officer charged with obstructing a federal drug investigation to help his half brother who was part of the gang.
Twenty-six-year-old Carlos Rivera was ordered held for trial this week for the murder of his girlfriend and her son in their Wissinoming apartment early last month, based on an alleged confession to police.
A Philadelphia prosecutor says six-year-old Khalil Wimes weighed just 29 pounds when he died in March of last year, having been starved and beaten by his parents right up to the day before he died.
Griffin Campbell, owner of the demolition company at the center of accident last June that killed six people, is being charged with six counts of third-degree murder.
The Philadelphia Police Department reports since February of 2011, it has made arrests in nearly 200 crimes, including murders, based on the aggressive pursuit of surveillance video to identify suspects.
Company owners and managers have pleaded guilty to a massive, decades-long tax fraud scheme, and this week they were being sentenced.
At the time, the couple was on probation for the 2009 manslaughter death of a two-year-old son under similar circumstances.
A Philadelphia jury, considering the death penalty, heard chilling testimony on Tuesday of other crimes committed by convicted killer Omar Cash.
A Philadelphia jury, already witness to a cold-blooded execution murder of a 19 year old man in 2008, today will begin considering whether convicted murderer Omar Cash will also die or be sentenced to life for this crime.
The jury must now decide whether Omar Cash, already serving a life sentence for another murder, deserves the death penalty for the murder of Maliek Brown.
A 23-year-old Philadelphia man has now been convicted of a violent 2010 crime wave that will keep him in prison for the rest of his life.
A cooperating co-defendant says her pimp admitted cutting up and disposing of the body of a man who died during a robbery attempt.