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.
Prosecutor Lisa Nichols has told the jury defendant Douglas Ferrin made and detonated IED’s — improvised explosive devices or bombs. And one blew up in his hand in May.
US District Court judge Legrome Davis Jr. told defendant Jonathan Garcia that he had done “more harm than I can fathom.”
A federal jury has heard opening statements and the start of testimony, which resumes this morning.
Former accountant William Frio has admitted to a scheme that began in 1986, lasted 24 years, involved owners, managers and others.
Joseph Waters Jr. has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for using his position to help influence two cases being handled by other judges.
After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.
The trial judge admonished jurors last week that they must deliberate and they took an oath, after he received a note from the jury foreman.
After an apparently rough four days of deliberations, the jury in the federal trial of ironworkers’ union Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty is in recess until Tuesday.
The flurry of activity at the US District Courthouse began when the jury foreman sent a note to Judge Michael Baylson.
Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”
Sean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.
Dougherty is accused of conspiring with the cooperators and others to commit violent acts against non-union job sites and workers.
Former Ironworker Offical Testifies Union Boss Knew About Illegal ‘Nightwork,’ Details Construction Site Sabotage
Former Ironworkers business agent Edward Sweeney testified Dougherty was usually told after the fact.
A federal jury in the trial of former Ironworkers Local 401 leader Joseph Dougherty heard from two men Wednesday who were beaten by union members who were upset about work done at a non-union job site.
A federal prosecutor tells a jury the former Ironworkers Local 401 boss ruled with an iron fist. But the defense denies he ordered the acts of violence committed by others.
Former Philadelphia ironworkers union boss Joseph Dougherty faces federal trial today for allegedly running his union like an organized crime operation to get work for union members.
Two young men are now awaiting trial in a case of carjacking, sexual assault, and the massacre of a family.
Corruption brought down Philadelphia’s Traffic court in 2013 and justice for those charged unfolded in 2014.
Jean McIntosh, daughter of the alleged family and criminal leader, has pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy to commit racketeering, hate crimes against the disabled, and kidnapping resulting in death.
And it’s about to bring Christmas joy to some of the city’s most vulnerable and desperate residents.
Airman First Class Schen Gordon, 21, ran and embraced her sister, Shai, as staff and the entire senior class at the Charter High School for Architecure and Design cheered wildly.
A former Philadelphia Daycare operator has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the drowning death of a seven-year-old boy in a dirty in-ground backyard pool.
But the new conviction won’t mean additional prison time. The newly imposed sentence will run concurrently with her previous two-year federal sentence.
One of two men beaten in the incident implicated all three defendants — Kevin Harrigan, Kathryn Knott, and Phillip Williams — in the slurs and ensuing violence.
The flag draped coffin of firefighter Joyce Craig arrived aboard Engine 64 at the Batchelor Brothers funeral home in East Oak Lane Saturday morning.
Chaka Fattah Jr., son of the Philadelphia congressman, is now both client and legal counsel in his federal case.
A hearing is scheduled in federal court in Philadelphia today in the case of defendant Chaka Fattah Jr., charged with fraud and tax evasion.
Judge Jeffrey Minehart found Rafael Jones (right photo) guilty in the attempted robbery and subsequent murder of Moses Walker Jr., who was on his way home after completing his shift in the 22nd police district.
Witnesses have detailed the final minutes of Officer Moses Walker’s life, and a critical decision to walk from the station house.
Rafael Jones and a co-defendant, Chancier McFarland, were charged with the 2012 robbery and murder of off-duty police officer Moses Walker.