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.
Alvarez, a former assistant DA, says Williams has wasted a chance to make the city better by focusing on public corruption.
An iconic statue representing the best of police work has been restored and rededicated outside Philadelphia police headquarters at 8th and Race Streets.
Defendant Harry Gaines will be sentenced in January on 168 counts of criminal mischief, conspiracy, and possession of an instrument of crime. His half-sister awaits trial.
The horror of human trafficking has a face — and a voice — and a federal judge has heard victim impact from a minor victim of a convicted sex trafficker.
Auhorities say Khusen Akhemdov was driving more than 70 mph when he smashed into a family crossing the street, hitting 28-year-old Samara Banks and her four small boys.
Philadelphia Police continue to hold a possible crime scene, near 4th and Westmoreland Street in North Philadelphia, as investigators search for clues to a suspected 2012 murder in which the victim is still missing. And this case is linked to a now benched homicide detective under investigation for his conduct in several murder investigations.
The victims, indentified in court only as Minor 1, Minor 2, and Minor 3, were in their mid teens when they were lured into child prostitution.
The defense concedes the defendant is the shooter but says it was justified.
Commissioner Edward Davis shared his personal account of that deadly and dreadful day, during a talk at the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
The victim’s mother, who had dated the defendant for five years, says she wanted a longer sentence for this monster.
“To save lives, the first officers to arrive must sometimes be the first ones to directly engage an active shooter,” attorney general Eric Holder acknowledged.
A judge has sentenced a South Philadelphia man to up to five years in prison for violating probation in an endangering a child case, based on the extraordinary testimony of a 63-year-old man who can’t hear or speak, read or write, and who has minimal sign language skills.
In the latest video, an officer identified as Nace moves a sidewalk basketball backboard, then knocks it over.
One woman, the first known victim, was sexually assaulted. Two others managed to break free and run to safety.
John Leck Jr. is pleading guilty to the murder of officer Brian Lorenzo, killed in July of last year when his motorcycle was hit head-on by Leck, intoxicated and driving in the wrong direction.