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.

Germantown Artist Charged With Arson, Possession Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Prosecutor Lisa Nichols has told the jury defendant Douglas Ferrin made and detonated IED’s — improvised explosive devices or bombs. And one blew up in his hand in May.

02/10/2015

Jonathan Garcia.

Corrupt Philadelphia Cop Gets Long Prison Sentence For Ripping Off Drug Dealers

US District Court judge Legrome Davis Jr. told defendant Jonathan Garcia that he had done “more harm than I can fathom.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

Federal Human Trafficking Trial Resumes In Philadelphia

A federal jury has heard opening statements and the start of testimony, which resumes this morning.

02/03/2015

Sixth Defendant Pleads Guilty In Nifty Fifty’s Tax Evasion Conspiracy

Former accountant William Frio has admitted to a scheme that began in 1986, lasted 24 years, involved owners, managers and others.

01/31/2015

Ex-Philadelphia Judge Gets 2 Years For Influence Peddling

Joseph Waters Jr. has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for using his position to help influence two cases being handled by other judges.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Philadelphia Ironworkers’ Union Boss Guilty on All Counts in Racketeering Trial

After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

Jury Deliberations Enter 5th Day In Racketeering Trial Of Former Ironworkers’ Boss

The trial judge admonished jurors last week that they must deliberate and they took an oath, after he received a note from the jury foreman.

01/20/2015

No Verdict Yet as Federal Jury Weighs Corruption Case of Phila. Ironworkers’ Boss

After an apparently rough four days of deliberations, the jury in the federal trial of ironworkers’ union Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty is in recess until Tuesday.

01/16/2015

Judge Tells Jurors in Racketeering Trial of Ironworkers’ Boss, “You Must Deliberate”

The flurry of activity at the US District Courthouse began when the jury foreman sent a note to Judge Michael Baylson.

01/15/2015

Federal Racketeering Case Against Ironworkers’ Boss Heads to Jury

Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”

01/13/2015

More Testimony Against Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Boss in Federal Racketeering Trial

Sean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.

01/12/2015

Prosecution Winds Down Case Against Former Ironworkers Union Boss

Dougherty is accused of conspiring with the cooperators and others to commit violent acts against non-union job sites and workers.

01/09/2015

Former Ironworker Offical Testifies Union Boss Knew About Illegal ‘Nightwork,’ Details Construction Site Sabotage

Former Ironworkers business agent Edward Sweeney testified Dougherty was usually told after the fact.

01/08/2015

Victims Recount Beatings By Union Workers In Trial Of Former Ironworkers Boss

A federal jury in the trial of former Ironworkers Local 401 leader Joseph Dougherty heard from two men Wednesday who were beaten by union members who were upset about work done at a non-union job site.

01/07/2015

Trial Begins To Determine If Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss Ruled With Iron Fist

A federal prosecutor tells a jury the former Ironworkers Local 401 boss ruled with an iron fist. But the defense denies he ordered the acts of violence committed by others.

01/05/2015

Racketeering Trial Set To Begin For Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss

Former Philadelphia ironworkers union boss Joseph Dougherty faces federal trial today for allegedly running his union like an organized crime operation to get work for union members.

01/05/2015

Year In Review: Carjacking, Sexual Assault And The Massacre Of A Family In North Philadelphia

Two young men are now awaiting trial in a case of carjacking, sexual assault, and the massacre of a family.

12/28/2014

Year In Review: Traffic Court Corruption Exposed In Court In 2014

Corruption brought down Philadelphia’s Traffic court in 2013 and justice for those charged unfolded in 2014.

12/27/2014

Guilty Plea From 1 Defendant in Phila. ‘Basement of Horrors’ Case

Jean McIntosh, daughter of the alleged family and criminal leader, has pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy to commit racketeering, hate crimes against the disabled, and kidnapping resulting in death.

12/23/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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