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.
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.
Police say the Pre-K student at Thomas Mifflin School had $173 in cash and several bags of cocaine when he was searched at the school.
A Philadelphia man who fled overseas after the killing of his wife’s female lover in a Germantown restaurant two decades ago will now be tried on murder charges.
Ashley Hackett received 100 stitches to her face after being attacked with a 10-inch knife last year.
The jury deliberated little more than an hour before finding defendant Wayne James, 47, guilty of all charges against him including first-degree murder.
A Philadelphia jury today heard closing arguments in the trial of a man charged with killing one person and wounding five others after he was thrown out of a Nicetown bar in June 2011
Blake Bills, 25, has pleaded guity and will be sentenced later. His girlfriend, Shayna Sykes, pleaded guilty earlier and was sentenced to 3-8 years in prison.
The 47-year-old defendant, Wayne James, is representing himself at trial.
The female half of the couple, that led police in Camden and Philadelphia on a wild and dangerous ride in March, has been sentenced to prison.
The Frankford man was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for killing his son by giving him drugs in a baby bottle at bedtime.
A judge rejects prosecution arguments for first degree murder verdicts, instead finding a Point Breeze couple guilty of third degree murder in the horrific abuse death of their son.
Federal authorities have gotten a conviction in a human trafficking case that spanned the east coast, and reached our area.
The prosecutor calls it a case of “drugs, guns and death,” and now the drug dealer who started it all with a straw gun purchase has been sentenced to two to six years in prison.