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.
A 23-year-old Philadelphia man, charged with dumping debris on Septa’s Broad Street subway line causing an off-hours accident, has been ordered held without bail pending trial.
The case came to light amid charges that workers had disturbed the nesting area of protected Peregrine falcons on the bridge.
The judge’s ruling is expected this afternoon.
The case will just be delayed just a couple of days. Jury selection is now scheduled to begin Wednesday.
The prosecution alleges they took part in a pervasive ticketfixing conspiracy assisting the politically connected, as well as influential business, labor or industry people and family, friends and associates.
A federal judge has ordered a 69-year-old man held without bail pending trial on charges he lied to get U.S. citizenship, failing to disclose a role in a rebel group federal authorities allege committed atrocities in Liberia in the early 1990’s.
Nicolas Colon, 23, allegedly roamed the tracks under North Broad Street, between the North Philadelphia and Girard stations, dumping work materials, wooden ties, metal spikes, and other debris onto the tracks.
Joel Stout admitted that he conspired with his father in a scheme that charged owners of small, private airplanes in Lancaster County, Pa., for inspections and repairs that were not done by FAA-certified personnel.
A 68-year-old Delaware County man has been indicted on charges he lied on U.S. citizenship applications, allegedly failing to disclose his affiliation with a violent political group linked to war crimes in Liberia in the early 1990’s.
Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 5-10 years in prison, and the probation sentence was even less than the defense sought. Judge Edward Wright did not explain why he decided on probation.
Lamar Rayson was serving a 32 year federal sentence for carjacking and armed robberies in 2005 and 2006, when DNA from that case linked him to an armed 2004 rape and robbery.
A Philadelphia police civilian dispatcher has been indicted on charges she took bribes to steer car towing work to those who allegedly paid the bribes.
The Pennsylvania Supreme court has announced it will hear the case of Monsignor William Lynn, whose conviction on felony child endangerment was overturned on appeal.
A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Philadelphia to charges of running an international diploma “mill” for nearly a decade.
The mother points blame for the attacks on her longtime boyfriend, but there’s evidence that the girl was pummelled for days and weeks — perhaps even years — before she died from a ruptured liver last July.