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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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Monday Hearing Set For Six Arrested Phila. Cops To Plead For Bail Release

The prosecution says the defendants are flight risks and a danger to the community.

08/01/2014

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Trial Ordered in Alleged South Philadelphia Backpack Murder

A police sergeant testified that he pulled up on the scene right after the shooting last September and found Jose Gabino Aparicio dying in a friend’s arms.

07/29/2014

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Unexpected Guilty Plea In Sex Trafficking Case

There was a surprise guilty plea in federal court this past week as a 30-year-old Chester man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges as the trial was about to begin.

07/27/2014

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Michael Sullivan smiles outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia after his acquittal on all charges.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

6 Traffic Court Judges Cleared After 2 Month Trial

There was high drama this past week in federal court, as a jury acquitted six former Philadelphia traffic court judges of ticket fixing after a two month trial.

07/27/2014

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Sentencing For Airline Employee Who Made Skies Friendly…For A Violent Drug Gang

A former US Airways baggage claim handler was sentenced this week to 11 years in prison for his role in a violent drug gang including using his position with the airline to help smuggle drugs and money.

07/26/2014

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Michael Sullivan smiles outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia after his acquittal on all charges.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Six Philadelphia Traffic Court Judges Acquitted of Corruption Charges

The verdicts were mostly “not guilty,” although four of the judges were convicted of lying to investigators about providing “consideration” in Traffic Court to certain VIPs.

07/23/2014

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Jury Deliberations Underway In Federal Ticket-Fixing Case

After nearly two months of trial, jury deliberations are now underway in a federal ticket-fixing case.

07/21/2014

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Phila. Police Dispatcher Pleads Guilty To Taking Cash For Tow-Truck Jobs

Former police dispatcher Dorian Parsley admitted she was the wreck chasers’ inside connection, taking more than $35,000 in bribes.

07/21/2014

(Former Philadelphia traffic court judge Willie Singletary, right, and attorney William Brennan, left, face reporters outside the US courthouse in center city.  2013 file photo by Tony Hanson)

Prosecution Expected To Rest In Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Trial

The prosecution is expected to rest later today in the trial of six former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges who allegedly fixed tickets.

07/08/2014

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US Govt. Hopes To Keep Disgraced Politician Vince Fumo on Short Leash During Probation

Fumo, convicted of corruption and forced out of his position as one of the area’s most powerful politicians, wants more freedom to travel without checking with his probation officer.

07/03/2014

(Former Philadelphia traffic court judge Willie Singletary, right, and attorney William Brennan, left, face reporters outside the US courthouse in center city.  2013 file photo by Tony Hanson)

Defense in Phila. Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Case Expected To Open Next Week

These six defendants have pleaded not guilty, although three other judges and a court administarator charged in the case pleaded guilty earlier.

07/02/2014

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74-Year-Old Philadelphia Woman Sent To Prison For Social Security Fraud

74-year-old Nancy Gonzalez was sentenced Monday to six months in prison — and then six months house arrest after she admitted stealing more than $155,000 in Social Security checks.

06/30/2014

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

Bail Rejected in Fatal Center City Building Demolition Collapse

Defense attorney William Hobson argued that defendant Griffin Campbell, the demoliton contractor on the site that day, is no danger to the community and no risk of flight.

06/27/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Longtime Phila. Traffic Court Worker Defends ‘Consideration’ on Tickets

Six former judges are on trial in the alleged ticket-fixing conspiracy.

06/26/2014

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Ga. Man Held For Trial in 2 Philadelphia Cold-Case Murders From 1989

A DNA test resulting from an arrest in Georgia linked defendant Rudolph Churchill to the murders.

06/25/2014

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