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.

(Some of the nearly 1,000 toys donated to the Women Against Abuse gift drive through the Philadelphia Police Department.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

A Philadelphia Police Dept. Toy Drive Goes Viral, Netting a Thousand Toys

And it’s about to bring Christmas joy to some of the city’s most vulnerable and desperate residents.

12/22/2014

(Shai Gordon, right, was surprised and delighted to see her sister Schen home for the holidays from USAF training in California.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

More Than Just Academics As Philadelphia School Arranges a Sisters’ Reunion

Airman First Class Schen Gordon, 21, ran and embraced her sister, Shai, as staff and the entire senior class at the Charter High School for Architecure and Design cheered wildly.

12/19/2014

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Former Daycare Operator Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Drowning Death Of 7-Year-Old Boy

A former Philadelphia Daycare operator has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the drowning death of a seven-year-old boy in a dirty in-ground backyard pool.

12/18/2014

(Photo provided by Phila. DA)

Phila. Traffic Judge Pleads Guilty in Another Corruption Case

But the new conviction won’t mean additional prison time. The newly imposed sentence will run concurrently with her previous two-year federal sentence.

12/17/2014

(Photos provided by Phila. PD)

Center City Beating Victim Describes Anti-Gay Slurs He Says Preceded Attack

One of two men beaten in the incident implicated all three defendants — Kevin Harrigan, Kathryn Knott, and Phillip Williams — in the slurs and ensuing violence.

12/16/2014

(Credit: Tony Hanson)

Saying Goodbye To Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter

The flag draped coffin of firefighter Joyce Craig arrived aboard Engine 64 at the Batchelor Brothers funeral home in East Oak Lane Saturday morning.

12/13/2014

(Chaka Fattah Jr. speaks with reporters outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Chaka Fattah Jr. Ignores Judge’s Advice, Insists on Representing Himself at Tax Trial

Chaka Fattah Jr., son of the Philadelphia congressman, is now both client and legal counsel in his federal case.

12/12/2014

(Credit:  Jared Shelly /Philadelphia Business Journal)

Chaka Fattah Jr. Seeks To Represent Himself On Fraud, Tax Evasion Charges

A hearing is scheduled in federal court in Philadelphia today in the case of defendant Chaka Fattah Jr., charged with fraud and tax evasion.

12/12/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

First-Degree Murder Conviction in 2012 Shooting Death of Philadelphia Cop

Judge Jeffrey Minehart found Rafael Jones (right photo) guilty in the attempted robbery and subsequent murder of Moses Walker Jr., who was on his way home after completing his shift in the 22nd police district.

12/11/2014

(Officer Moses Walker.  Phila. PD photo)

Dramatic Testimony In Trial Of Accused Philadelphia Cop-Killer

Witnesses have detailed the final minutes of Officer Moses Walker’s life, and a critical decision to walk from the station house.

12/09/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

Accused Killer of Off-Duty Philadelphia Cop Chooses Non-Jury Trial

Rafael Jones and a co-defendant, Chancier McFarland, were charged with the 2012 robbery and murder of off-duty police officer Moses Walker.

12/08/2014

(Photo provided by Phila. DA)

Former Philadelphia Judge Sentenced For Lying During Ticket-Fixing Probe

An emotional Thomasine Tynes admitted wrongdoing, and apologized.

12/04/2014

(Credit: CBS3)

Sentencing Of Former Traffic Court Judges Begins

The defendants were acquitted of ticket fixing conspiracy, but convicted of lying to authorities about their actions.

12/03/2014

(Phila. PD photo)

Two Defendants Held By Judge In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Aisha Abdur-Rhaman, 15, was on the sidewalk in the area walking home from school at Delaware Valley Charter. She was shot in the back and died. The defense declined comment after the hearing.

12/03/2014

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Trial Ordered For Homeless Man in Stabbing Murder of Mt. Airy Clergyman

The victim, as an act of charity, had taken in two homeless men, but one was trouble, according to authorities.

12/02/2014

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