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.

Looking down on Roosevelt Blvd from Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia. (Credit: Tony Hanson)

Road Warriors Check In On The Messy Thanksgiving Eve Travel Day

Temperatures dropped through the morning, and as sleet and snow started to mix in, makign the choice to alter driving plans on the roads were looking better and better.

11/26/2014

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Former Bail Supervisor at Phila. Prison Ready To Fight Embezzlement Charges

A grand jury charged that Martorano took advantage of lax supervision by the now-defunct Clerk of Quarter Sessions to steal the money because struggling business ventures has put him in a “precarious financial state.”

11/24/2014

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Decades More in Prison For Phila. Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking

It’s crime the prosecutor says “destroyed” the victim.

11/21/2014

(Nasheeba Adams holds photos of her son, Tomayo McDuffy.  2013 file photo by Cherri Gregg)

Charges Dropped Against Holmesburg Teen; DA Questions Story of Blind ‘Victim’

It had been a remarkable story of a hero guide dog, calling 911 to save her blind owner during a home invasion. But now charges against the accused neighbor have been dismissed.

11/20/2014

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey File Photo (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Police Preparing For Ferguson Grand Jury Reaction

With people around the country waiting on the decision, and planning rallies or protests depending on the decision, Philadelphia Police are planning accordingly.

11/20/2014

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Philadelphia Man Convicted of Murder After Cold Case Resurrected

A 46-year-old Philadelphia man has been convicted of a 1998 drug murder, a conviction that came exactly 16 years to the day after the crime.

11/19/2014

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Husband Accused of Murdering Wife in a NE Phila. Park To Stand Trial

After the body of Constance Murray was found in Pennypack Park, police conducted a search for the killer for several days — until suspicion turned to the husband.

11/18/2014

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With Her Manslaughter Case Pending, Phila. Woman Sentenced in Daycare Fraud

The daycare operation was a sham from the beginning, according to prosecutor Joan Burnes.

11/13/2014

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Brief Court Appearance For Defendant in Germantown Abduction Case

There was no plea today from the defendant. His only words were that he wanted a court-appointed attorney.

11/12/2014

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Court Appearance Today For Suspect In Caught-on-Tape Germantown Kidnapping

Delvin Barnes, 37, is accused of kidnapping a young woman in Philadelphia earlier this month and taking her to Maryland. She was rescued and he was arrested.

11/12/2014

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Philadelphia Judge Hoping For Home Confinement After Federal Conviction

The defense attorney for former Philadelphia Traffic Court president judge Thomasine Tynes says his client has been cooperating with authorities in their ongoing corruption probe.

11/10/2014

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A Cooperating Mass Murderer Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

It is one of the most horrific, cold-hearted crimes in the history of Philadelphia: a firebombing that wiped out a witness’s family. The final defendant, a cooperator, was sentenced this week.

11/08/2014

Chaka Fattah File Photo (Credit: Michael Buckner/ Getty Images)

Another Former Employee of Chaka Fattah Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Although not specifically named, Congressman Fattah is linked to the ongoing federal investigation by two people who used to work for him.

11/05/2014

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Five-Year Prison Term For Central Pa. Man Who Defrauded Airplane Owners

Prosecutors say the man cheated customers and endangered their lives although, fortunately, no victims in this case were injured.

11/04/2014

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Couple Sentenced in Drug Overdose Death of Infant

Despite pleading guilty, neither defendant specifically admitted giving the drugs to the baby.

11/03/2014

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