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.

Tony Hanson, Mainstay of KYW Newsradio, Caps Off Four-Decade Reporting Career

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

Trial Set To Get Underway For Six Former Philly Police Officers Accused Of Corruption

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.

03/30/2015

Convicted Killer Who Disrupted Previous Sentencing By Grabbing For Deputy’s Gun Gets Life in Prison

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Preliminary Hearing Rescheduled For Pair Accused of Killing Philadelphia Police Officer

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

Federal Prosecutor: Concert And Promotions Scammer Behind ‘Wonder Blunder’ At It Again

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.

03/25/2015

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Sentenced For Lying To FBI

A federal judge has sentenced a former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary to 20 months in prison.

03/20/2015

Attorneys in Phila. Cop Corruption Trial Spar Over One Witness’ Testimony

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

Battle Over Prosecution’s Attempt to Drop Some Charges in Phila. Police Corruption Case

The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

Popular Local Restaurants Are Under Review… For Accessibility

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.

03/14/2015

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

‘Black Madam’ Sentencing Scheduled For June

Prosecutor Bridget Kirn says the defendant’s motive was money for her recording studio – performing under the name “Black Madam” – and for expensive cars.

03/10/2015

Guilty Verdict in ‘Black Madam’ Buttocks Enhancement Death Case

Padge Victoria Windslowe was convicted of third-degree murder, aggravated assault, and other crimes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

New Accusations Surface Against Chester County Priest Charged With Explicit Exchanges With Minors

But the prosecutor in the case acknowledges that these new accusations are now outside the statute of limitations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

‘Black Madam’ Trial Suspended When Defendant Falls Ill

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.

03/03/2015

Defendant In Black Market Body Enhancement Trial Expected Back On The Stand For More Cross-Examination Today

On Friday, there were several sharp exchanges, allegations, and counter allegations as the prosecutor grilled her.

03/02/2015

“Black Madam” Faces Cross-Examination In Black Market Body Enhancement Murder Case

Padge Victoria Windslowe is charged with murder in the death of one woman, and assault in a second case in connection with illegal buttocks enhancement injections.

02/27/2015

Defendant Takes The Stand In Fatal Buttocks Enhancement Case

Windslowe will return to the stand in the morning. She still faces cross examination by the prosecution.

02/26/2015

Medical Examiner Testifies In ‘Black Madam’ Silicone Injection Trial

Dr. Fredric Hellman has testified that 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi died from complications of silicone injections into her rear.

02/26/2015

Man Receives Prison Sentence For Role In Shootout Outside Daycare In South Philly

A man on the street was wounded, but fortunately no children were hurt.

02/22/2015

Trial Continues For Montco Woman Charged With Performing Deadly, and Near Deadly, Cosmetic Procedures

The defendant, Padge Victoria Windslowe, is on trial for aggravated assault against one woman who had to be hospitalized for months, and for third-degree murder in the death of another woman.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2015

Trial Opens For Narberth Woman Charged In 2011 Buttocks-Enhancement Death

The prosecution says one woman who traveled from London to Philadelphia died after receiving the treatment when the silicone got into her lungs and brain and killed her.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

Key Witness Not Cooperating As ‘Black Madam’ Murder Trial Begins

A key witness in the murder trial of the “Black Madam” has gone south on the prosecution, and she won’t testify at trial, which is scheduled to start this morning.

02/19/2015

Melée in Philadelphia Courtroom After Conviction in Headset Robbery-Murder

Arkel Garcia was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Christian Massey, during a robbery, for a pair of “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

Jury Selection Scheduled To Begin For ‘Black Madam’ Trial

Padge Victoria Windslowe allegedly injected low grade silicone, and then finished the procedure with crazy glue to keep the silicone from leaking.

02/17/2015

Philadelphia Jury Weighs 2013 ‘Killed-For-His-Headphones’ Murder Case

Arkel Garcia is accused of killing 21-year-old Christian Massey to get his “Beats by Dr. Dre” headset.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

Philadelphia Artist Convicted In Second Explosives Case

A 55-year-old Germantown artist, who blew off part of his right drawing hand playing with a homemade explosive device, has been convicted of possessing Weapons of Mass Destruction.

02/12/2015

Testimony Begins In Philadelphia Headphones Murder Trial

O’Malley says defendant Arkel Garcia confessed and gave information not known to the public, saying the evidence will show he is guilty. But defense attorney Josh Scarpello says Garcia, who has pleaded not guilty, was not there. Scarpello says the alleged confession was coerced and doesn’t fit the facts.

02/11/2015

Prosecution Details Philadelphia Artist’s Familiarity With Firecrackers as It Presses WMD Case

Last May, the prosecutio says, Douglas Ferrin was making bombs at his house. The defense describes them as homemade firecrackers. Ferrin has been charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

At Weapons Trial of Philadelphia Artist, Investigator Describes Encounter With Bomb Materials

Detective Timothy Brooks, an explosives expert, decribed the bloody scene near where a device exploded in the hand of defendant Douglas Ferrin.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

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