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 checks messages from well-wishers on his last day on the job at KYW Newsradio.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

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

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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.


Arkel Garcia.  Photo from Phila. PD)

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

(Defendants Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams.  Photos from Phila. PD)

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

File photo: Stevie Wonder warms up the crowd during a rally in 2012. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.


(Former judge Willie Singletary speaks with reporters after his acquittal on corruption charges in federal court.  He was convicted of lying to investigators.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

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.


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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

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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

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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.


(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

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

(Padge Victoria Windslowe, in file photo provided by Phila. PD)

‘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.


(Padge Victoria Windslowe, in file photo provided by Phila. PD)

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

(Padge Victoria Windslowe, in file photo provided by Phila. PD)

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

(Photo provided by Chester County DA)

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

(Padge Victoria Windslowe, in file photo provided by Phila. PD)

‘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.



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