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.

(Former police officer Richard Decoatsworth gets a hug and kiss from his mother, Evelyn Decoatsworth Myers, following his release on bail.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Charges Dropped Against Philadelphia Cop Once Acclaimed, Later Vilified

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.

09/29/2014

(US attorney Zane Memeger, in file photo by KYW's Paul Kurtz)

Federal Drug Charges Filed Against Dozens in Delco

US attorney Zane Memeger says these 41 gang members carried guns and sometimes used them in the course of their drug trade.

09/26/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Former Philadelphia Judge Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charges

A Philadelphia municipal court judge who resigned Tuesday has now pleaded guilty in federal court to corruption charges.

09/25/2014

(Caryn Kunkle is a friend of the two men who were beaten in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street on September 11th, in a confrontation with a passing group.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Through a Friend, Phila. Gay Couple Express Gratitude For Prosecution of Tormentors

A close friend of the two men was speaking on their behalf this morning.

09/24/2014

(The attack occurred in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street.  File photo by CBS3)

Center City Alleged ‘Gay-Bashing’ Incident Now In Hands of Philadelphia DA

“We concluded our investigation and got the file over to the district attorney’s office yesterday,” says
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey. “They are reviewing it now to determine who, if anyone, should be charged.”

09/23/2014

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Guilty Pleas In Ironworkers Federal Racketeering Case

Two defendants pleaded guilty yesterday, and two more pleas are expected today in the Ironworkers federal racketeering case. A business agent and union worker have admitted to crimes including arson and attempted arson.

09/23/2014

(The defendant's son, Anthony Wright Jr., in red shirt, is comforted following a court proceeding that would allow his father a new trial on rape and murder charges.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Defendant’s Family Relieved as Phila. DA Agrees To Rape-Murder Retrial

The Philadelphia district attorney has agreed to vacate the man’s 1993 verdict and sentence, making way for a new trial based on new DNA evidence.

09/22/2014

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Firebomber Who Killed 6 in North Philadelphia Gets Life Sentence

Robert Merritt was the one who actually set the fire at about 5am, throwing a lit gasoline can into the living room on orders of a local drug kingpin.

09/19/2014

Kaboni Savage File Photo

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.

09/19/2014

(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 Alleged 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.

09/18/2014

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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

regusters guilty

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

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