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 Mark Gilson says this was defendant Jason Kohler’s fourth DUI and he’s a menace to society.
The defense for an allegedly corrupt former Philadelphia police officer Thomas Liciardello is fighting for his freedom — very limited freedom — pending trial.
The 88-year-old victim was left to live in squalor and roam the streets with bags on her feet for shoes.
Defendant Matthew Krapf admitted to having sex with four of the five victims, and having contact via computer with the fifth.
The strategy sometimes indicates a possible guilty plea down the road. But what does it mean here?
A judge in Philadelphia has ruled that Merlino violated the terms of his supervised release by meeting with a convicted felon and a former co-defendant inside the Havana Nights Cigar Bar, in Boca Raton.
Convicted former mob boss Joey Merlino is scheduled back in court again this morning and he could learn today whether or not he is a free man.
Philadelphia DA Seth Williams announced that Thomasine Tynes is being charged in another corruption investigation. Earlier charges against her were dropped by the Pennsylvania attorney general, generating controversy.
A Chester woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking three women, including a juvenile victim
The carjack victim testified she was sexually assaulted by both defendants. A mother and three children were killed
There have been several developments this week in the criminal and civil cases resulting from the fatal collapse last year.
Attorneys for a Philadelphia prison inmate says they will file a federal civil rights suit against the city and a correctional officer who allegedly pummeled a handcuffed inmate during an incident which was caught on video at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional facility last month.
Attorney William Hobson, who represents demolition contractor Griffin Campbell, was fined $100 and cautioned about his future conduct.
The underlying allegations are that convicted Philadelphia mobster Joey Merlino violated conditions of his supervised release by meeting with felons and mobsters in Florida, where he now lives.
Convicted former Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino faces a federal hearing today that could put him back in prison.