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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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Federal Prosecutors Seek Life Sentence For Final Defendant In Fatal Firebombing

Authorities are seeking a life sentence for the final defendant convicted at trial the 2004 firebombing that killed six people.

6 mins ago

(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

Feds Await Local Police Findings on Center City Beating of Gay Couple

While Philadelphia police continue to investigate last week’s attack on a gay couple in center city, federal authorities are waiting in the wings to press their own case, if warranted.

18 hours ago

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Guilty Plea From Misbehaving Passenger Aboard Phila.-to-London USAir Flight

Defendant Robert Coppack admitted to a series of abusive, obscene, and profane actions.

09/17/2014

(A police car sits near the block where a pregnant woman was shot by a gunman apparently aiming at someone else.  File photo by Mike Dougherty)

$40,000 Reward Offered In Frankford Shooting Death Of Mother, Unborn Baby

Investigators say a stray bullet hit the woman in the face from nearly a block away. Investigators think the gunman was aiming at a car passing by.

09/15/2014

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Regusters Convicted of Kidnapping, Molesting West Philadelphia Kindergartener

A Philadelphia jury has found Christina Regusters guilty of kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class, molesting her, then leaving her in an Upper Darby playground.

09/12/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Deliberates West Philadelphia Kindergarten Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her kindergarten class by a woman impersonating her mother, then taken to a house and abused in unspeakable ways, causing horrific physical injuries.

09/11/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Defense Presents Closing Argument in West Phila. Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her West Philadelphia school by a woman posing as her mother, then sexually assaulted.

09/10/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Prosecution Rests In Kindergarten Kidnapping Case

The prosecution has rested and the defense has begun with a single character witness in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl taken from her West Philadelphia school in January of 2013.

09/09/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

FBI Computer Expert Testifies In Kindergarten Kidnapping Case

An FBI computer expert testified to disturbing evidence found on the computer used under the user names Christina and Guest.

09/09/2014

(A law enforcement official points to surveillance photo of a woman dressed in Muslim garb picking up a kindergarten student who was sexually assaulted a short time later.  File photo)

Aunt Says She Realized Her Niece Was Probably West Philadelphia Kidnapper

The defendant lived with her aunt in West Philadelphia, near the school, at the time of the kidnapping. Christina Regusters is also charged with molesting the abducted kindergartener.

09/05/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

DNA Link In Kindergartner Kidnap Case

A Philadelphia Police Department forensic scientist says DNA linked defendant Christina Regusters to clothing worn by a five-year-old kidnap victim.

09/05/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Prosecution in Philadelphia Trial Paints Picture of Deceptive Kidnapper

The five-year-old victim, blindfolded during most of her kidnap ordeal, has testified that she was aware of three people: the disguised woman who kidnapped her, a man, and another woman who identified herself as “China.”

09/04/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Phila. Kidnap-Rape Suspect Disrupts Her Trial With Outbursts

Prosecutors presented testimony by an 11-year-old cousin of the defendant who testified Regusters touched her inappropriately years ago, on a couple of occasions.

09/03/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Judge Tosses Suspect’s Statement Because Phila. Police Failed to ‘Mirandize’ Suspect

Prosecution argued unsuccessfully that the statement should be allowed because Regusters had been given Miranda warnings twice previously.

09/03/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Hears Police Testimony From Search Of House Where Upper Darby Girl Was Allegedly Held

The jury has now seen crime scene photographs of the house and the bedroom where a 5 year old girl was allegedly taken and abused after she was kidnapped from school last year.

09/03/2014

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