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.
Sentencing is scheduled for May for a Navy veteran from Brooklyn convicted this week in Philadelphia of conspiracy to export restricted high tech military weapons scopes to Russia.
The defendant was convicted of the savage rape and beating of two small children, children of his girlfriends, in 2011.
As of late yesterday afternoon, no PECO customers in Yardley had power and many residents say it is a nightmare revisited.
Prosecutor Jason Bologna says actions by law enforcement led to money seizures of over a half million dollars from the trunk of the car and over a million dollars buried in the yard of ringleader Joseph Vito Mastronardo.
In this case she wrote 244 bad checks for a total of about $36,000, many of them while she was in a halfway house following a previous conviction.
Defendant David Toledo had claimed to be a victim, repeatedly granting interviews about the crimes and the impact on his family and the community.
Former court administrator William Hird pleaded guilty to 18 counts of mail and wire fraud and lying to investigators.
After weeks of off-and-on deliberations, a federal court jury in Philadelphia has acquitted Joseph Ligambi on one count and confirmed it was deadlocked on three others against him. The jury also acquitted co-defendant George Borgesi of the one count against him.
Police have released video of events leading up to the instant of the shooting, and more.
The chilling, sad video, which police were not yet prepared to release to the public, captures a cold-blooded, senseless murder.
Federal authorities are now seeking a longer sentence for a former Charter School president who has admitted stealing more money after pleading guilty.
Officer Gregory Kravitz, now on patrol and walking a beat in Philadelphia, proudly wears badge number 3722. It has been in his family for decades.
The jury reported to the judge that it had reached a verdict on two of the five counts against alleged mob boss Joseph Ligambi and alleged co-conspirator George Borgesi.
Officer Frederick Cione was gunned down when he stopped three males near 17th and Oxford Streets in North Philadelphia, Police say one of them opened fire. The killers fled, and have never been identified.
A federal judge has revoked bail for Masai Skief after the defense conceded he took more money while awaiting sentencing after a guilty plea in the case.