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.
KYW’s Tony Hanson reports authorities say it was a sophisticated scam.
The jury foreman has told the court emotions ran high and tears were shed during deliberations.
Authorities say Byron Mitchell terrorized women in the Juniata Park neighborhood last October.
The 58-year-old defendant admitted using secret cameras to photograph his daughter and her friends without their knowledge.
Colleen LaRose, 50, of Pennsburg, Pa., admitted that she plotted to kill a Swedish artist over a cartoon that offended Muslims.
Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of decades in prison for the 50-year-old defendant, instead of the formal life sentence.
There were nearly 160 flight cancellations this morning at Philadelphia International Airport, and arriving flights were delayed an average of about 3½ hours.
Alleged ringleader Linda Weston and four others are accused of keeping disabled adults and children caged in the basement of a Tacony home while stealing their benefit checks.
A Philadelphia Grand Jury continues to investigate the deadly collapse of the Center City Salvation Army store in June.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible are awaiting sentencing after admitting they chose prayer over medicine, leading to the death of their seven-month-old son last April.
Philadelphia DA Seth Williams says, simply, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was a monster.
A federal jury in Philadelphia convicted Kaboni Savage of 12 murders, the most in modern Philadelphia history, and then sentenced him to death
Beginning later this week, New Year’s day, Philadelphia police will enact new interview policies to protect the rights of suspects and witnesses. And police officials see other benefits in upcoming policy changes.
Siarei Baltutski, 41, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in shipping the devices to Belarus.
Nadera Batson, right, and a codefendant were accused in the death of three-year-old Jaquinn Brewton, who was beaten repeatedly and burned with a blowtorch.