Tony 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.
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.
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.”
It’s crime the prosecutor says “destroyed” the 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.
With people around the country waiting on the decision, and planning rallies or protests depending on the decision, Philadelphia Police are planning accordingly.
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.
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.
The daycare operation was a sham from the beginning, according to prosecutor Joan Burnes.
There was no plea today from the defendant. His only words were that he wanted a court-appointed attorney.
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.
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.
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.
Although not specifically named, Congressman Fattah is linked to the ongoing federal investigation by two people who used to work for him.
Prosecutors say the man cheated customers and endangered their lives although, fortunately, no victims in this case were injured.
Despite pleading guilty, neither defendant specifically admitted giving the drugs to the baby.