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.
Convicted former mob boss Joey Merlino is scheduled back in court again this morning and he could learn today whether or not he is a free man.
Philadelphia DA Seth Williams announced that Thomasine Tynes is being charged in another corruption investigation. Earlier charges against her were dropped by the Pennsylvania attorney general, generating controversy.
A Chester woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking three women, including a juvenile victim
The carjack victim testified she was sexually assaulted by both defendants. A mother and three children were killed
There have been several developments this week in the criminal and civil cases resulting from the fatal collapse last year.
Attorneys for a Philadelphia prison inmate says they will file a federal civil rights suit against the city and a correctional officer who allegedly pummeled a handcuffed inmate during an incident which was caught on video at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional facility last month.
Attorney William Hobson, who represents demolition contractor Griffin Campbell, was fined $100 and cautioned about his future conduct.
The underlying allegations are that convicted Philadelphia mobster Joey Merlino violated conditions of his supervised release by meeting with felons and mobsters in Florida, where he now lives.
Convicted former Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino faces a federal hearing today that could put him back in prison.
Trial is now underway in the case of a man charged with murdering a boyhood friend over the proceeds of a stolen video game.
A detective has testified that Charles Sargent admitted stabbing Mark Williams after realizing that the person he picked up for sex, whom he thought was a woman, was a man.
Charged with caring for some of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens, local authorities allege a former DHS Manager stole from the agency again and again and again.
Victim John Paul was shot and killed when he confronted the intruders in March 2012, and his wife Sherrell was shot nearly a dozen times and left for dead. She survived.
The preliminary hearing for defendants Philip Williams, Kevin Harrigan, and Katherine Knott will be the first court test of the prosecution’s evidence in a case that has drawn national attention.
Officer Richard DeCoatsworth had been charged with a long list of crimes including prostitution and human trafficking. Earlier, he was acknowledged by the Obama administration as a hero for his work as a cop.