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.
Police say defendant Shelton Thomas, 47, stole about $95,000 from victim Raymond Campbell, 93, of West Philadelphia.
The attack was caught on video, which led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
Father Andrew McCormick took the witness stand to say he never sexually molested a former altar boy who is now 26 years old. A prosecutor recounted reprimands the priest had received over improper conduct.
The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.
No one was hurt, but similar reckless and dangerous acts have cost lives — and ruined lives — over the years.
More convictions linked to former Philadelphia narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker are being discarded after the officer guilty plea this week to corruption charges.
There’s emotional, tearful testimony as a 26-year-old man tells a Philadelphia jury he was sexually assaulted by a parish priest when he was a 10-year-old altar boy at St. John Cantius in Bridesburg in 1997.
Four men are in police custody, charged with trying to murder a witness in a shooting case in November, 2010.
Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker is at the center of continuing grand jury investigation and has been cooperating with authorities since shortly after his arrest in May of 2013.
Lynn Nichols has been sentenced for helping remove a truck from “stolen” status to help her boyfriend, then, after they broke up, getting the theft report renewed.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible had previously pleaded “no contest” in connection with the death of their son, Brandon, who died as the couple prayed for him to be healed but never took him to a doctor or a hospital for medical care.
Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy-equipment operator Sean Benschop are charged with six counts of third-degree murder.
A fuming A. Charles Peruto Jr. claims the entire investigation into the death of his girlfriend was the result of poor prosecutorial judgment.
Defendant Phillip Weems has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a check-cashing scheme, despite his claim in his 56-page “Crime Pays” manuscript that he holds the highest degree in criminology.
Masai Skief was sentenced to three years in prison after working out a plea deal for a sentence of about two years.