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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.

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

(Christina Regusters is accused of donning Muslim garb to impersonate the kidnap  victim's mother.  File photo (credit: Upper Darby Police)

Videotaped Interview Shows Courage Of Upper Darby Girl Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted

Recounting the horror, the prosecution played a long, videotaped recording of a 5-year-old victim describing her abduction from Bryant Elementary School in Upper Darby, a sexual assault and being found abandoned in a playground.

09/02/2014

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

At Trial, Police Describe Search That Led to Kidnap-Rape Defendant Christina Regusters

Testimony in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged with kidnapping a Philadelphia child from her elementary school and then sexually assualting her focused today on the police investigation that led to the defendant.

08/29/2014

Nelson Mandela Myers, who found a missing girl in Upper Darby. (Credit: CBS3)

Samaritan Who Located Young Phila. Crime Victim in Playground Testifies

Imagine this: you’re walking to work early one winter morning when it’s still dark, and you hear a little voice crying out, “Help! Help! Help!”

08/28/2014

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

Mother Of Daughter Kidnapped From School Testifies, Jurors Brought To Tears

The mother of a girl kidnapped from her West Philadelphia elementary school and then sexually abused has taken the stand at the trial of the woman accused in the case.

08/27/2014

(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)

Family of Five-Year-Old Phila. Kidnap-Rape Victim Testifies at Trial

A nine-year-old brother was cleared to testify after the judge determined he understood right from wrong.

08/26/2014

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

Jury Sees Surveillance Video On First Day Of Kidnapping And Abuse Trial

Reginald Littlejohn has testified he just started as a substitute teacher in that kindergarten class, and on that busy morning children had just arrived.

08/26/2014

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

Opening Statements To Begin In Trial Of Woman Accused Of Kidnapping, Abusing School Girl In Upper Darby

Opening statements were scheduled for Monday morning in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged with kidnapping a kindergartener from her West Philadelphia school and then sexually abusing her.

08/25/2014

(File photo from CBS 3)

Heroin Buyer Convicted Despite Testimony From Tainted Phila. Police Officer

The defense argued that arresting officer Christopher Hulmes’ testimony should be rejected in this case because of his admission of perjury in an earlier case.

08/22/2014

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

Stunning New Allegations Against Phila. Woman Charged With Kidnapping Kindergartener

Christina Regusters is accused of donning Muslim garb and veil and posing as the five-year-old’s mother to take her from school in January 2013, then sexually assaulting the girl.

08/21/2014

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Mayor Nutter Heads Initial Witness List Submitted By Defense In Fatal Center City Building Collapse

The defense alleges no wrongdoing by the Mayor but wants testimony and evidence from the city’s Chief Executive and other top city and L & I officials for the defense.

08/20/2014

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced To More Than 20 Years For Sex Trafficking

A 35-year-old Philadelphia man has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for sex trafficking young vulnerable women.

08/19/2014

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

Trial Begins For Woman Accused Of Kidnapping, Abusing Young Girl In Upper Darby

Jury selection got underway Monday in the trial of a daycare worker charged with brutally, physically and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl kidnapped from Bryant Elementary School in Upper Darby in January of 2013.

08/18/2014

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Germantown Man Sentenced To At Least 37 Years In Prison For Gunpoint Rape In North Phila.

A 38-year-old Germantown man has been sentenced to 37-and-half to 65 years in prison for a 1998 gunpoint rape in North Philadelphia.

08/16/2014

(A body camera worn by an Evesham Township, NJ police officer.  File photo by Cleve Bryan/ CBS3)

Philadelphia Police To Begin Testing Officer-Worn Video Cameras

“We still have to develop policy around retention (of video), and when it would be on, when it would be OK to turn it off, all those kinds of things,” Commissioner Ramsey said. “But I think it is the way to go.”

08/15/2014

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