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.
Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday, followed by jury deliberations.
After the trial judge dismissed three of the eight murder counts against abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell because of insufficient evidence, the defense has begun.
The judge overseeing the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell said there was insufficient evidence in some of the cases.
Kenneth Smith Jr. admitted he made the hoax call, the culmination of a feud involving a woman.
A man and woman have been sentenced for their roles in the kidnapping, robbery and beating of a man who was lured to Philadelphia from Wilkes Barre in 2008.
Philadelphia prosecutor Emily Rodriguez, who argued for a one- to two-year sentence for defendant Shaquana Outlaw, says Outlaw nearly hit children crossing the street, then stopped her car and confronted guard Alicia Carranco.
Another former worker at the West Philadelphia abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell today testified for the prosecution about the gruesome work and the alleged murders that took place there.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell is charged with third-degree murder in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, and seven counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing late-term fetuses born alive.
The grand jury alleges that 47-year-old Lamont Lucas, a tool room supervisor at the federal prison at 7th and Arch Streets, had sex with a female prisoner assigned there as a clerk.
According to a statement read in court, the alleged killer of a Children’s Hospital pediatrician says she pleaded for her life as he strangled her inside her Center City home in January.
Sherry West, who pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement, testified that she and other workers routinely inserted intravenous lines and administered medications while Gosnell was not at the medical center.
Dwayne Stewart is charged with forging documents to illegally transfer several houses and vacant lots to his own ownership, selling properties he didn’t own, and collecting rents under false pretenses.
Witness Lamont Lewis has admitted to committing 11 murders, including the arson murders of a witness’s family, but the defense contends he is lying about others to help himself.
Cooperating witness Lamont Lewis says he knew his role in the gang, and did it without question.
Lamont Lewis, 36, says he started cooperating with prosecutors to save his own life — to take the death penalty off the table.
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