Tony Hanson

Tony HansonTony 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.

Former Philadelphia Judge Sentenced For Lying During Ticket-Fixing Probe

An emotional Thomasine Tynes admitted wrongdoing, and apologized.

12/04/2014

Sentencing Of Former Traffic Court Judges Begins

The defendants were acquitted of ticket fixing conspiracy, but convicted of lying to authorities about their actions.

12/03/2014

Two Defendants Held By Judge In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Aisha Abdur-Rhaman, 15, was on the sidewalk in the area walking home from school at Delaware Valley Charter. She was shot in the back and died. The defense declined comment after the hearing.

12/03/2014

Trial Ordered For Homeless Man in Stabbing Murder of Mt. Airy Clergyman

The victim, as an act of charity, had taken in two homeless men, but one was trouble, according to authorities.

12/02/2014

Evesham Township Police Begin Department-Wide Use Of Body Cameras

Beginning today, every Evesham Township Police officer — from the chief to part-time patrol officers — will be wearing body cameras.

12/01/2014

Road Warriors Check In On The Messy Thanksgiving Eve Travel Day

Temperatures dropped through the morning, and as sleet and snow started to mix in, makign the choice to alter driving plans on the roads were looking better and better.

11/26/2014

Former Bail Supervisor at Phila. Prison Ready To Fight Embezzlement Charges

A grand jury charged that Martorano took advantage of lax supervision by the now-defunct Clerk of Quarter Sessions to steal the money because struggling business ventures has put him in a “precarious financial state.”

11/24/2014

Decades More in Prison For Phila. Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking

It’s crime the prosecutor says “destroyed” the victim.

11/21/2014

Charges Dropped Against Holmesburg Teen; DA Questions Story of Blind ‘Victim’

It had been a remarkable story of a hero guide dog, calling 911 to save her blind owner during a home invasion. But now charges against the accused neighbor have been dismissed.

11/20/2014

Philadelphia Police Preparing For Ferguson Grand Jury Reaction

With people around the country waiting on the decision, and planning rallies or protests depending on the decision, Philadelphia Police are planning accordingly.

11/20/2014

Philadelphia Man Convicted of Murder After Cold Case Resurrected

A 46-year-old Philadelphia man has been convicted of a 1998 drug murder, a conviction that came exactly 16 years to the day after the crime.

11/19/2014

Husband Accused of Murdering Wife in a NE Phila. Park To Stand Trial

After the body of Constance Murray was found in Pennypack Park, police conducted a search for the killer for several days — until suspicion turned to the husband.

11/18/2014

With Her Manslaughter Case Pending, Phila. Woman Sentenced in Daycare Fraud

The daycare operation was a sham from the beginning, according to prosecutor Joan Burnes.

11/13/2014

Brief Court Appearance For Defendant in Germantown Abduction Case

There was no plea today from the defendant. His only words were that he wanted a court-appointed attorney.

11/12/2014

Court Appearance Today For Suspect In Caught-on-Tape Germantown Kidnapping

Delvin Barnes, 37, is accused of kidnapping a young woman in Philadelphia earlier this month and taking her to Maryland. She was rescued and he was arrested.

11/12/2014

Philadelphia Judge Hoping For Home Confinement After Federal Conviction

The defense attorney for former Philadelphia Traffic Court president judge Thomasine Tynes says his client has been cooperating with authorities in their ongoing corruption probe.

11/10/2014

A Cooperating Mass Murderer Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

It is one of the most horrific, cold-hearted crimes in the history of Philadelphia: a firebombing that wiped out a witness’s family. The final defendant, a cooperator, was sentenced this week.

11/08/2014

Another Former Employee of Chaka Fattah Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Although not specifically named, Congressman Fattah is linked to the ongoing federal investigation by two people who used to work for him.

11/05/2014

Five-Year Prison Term For Central Pa. Man Who Defrauded Airplane Owners

Prosecutors say the man cheated customers and endangered their lives although, fortunately, no victims in this case were injured.

11/04/2014

Philadelphia Couple Sentenced in Drug Overdose Death of Infant

Despite pleading guilty, neither defendant specifically admitted giving the drugs to the baby.

11/03/2014

Local Serial DUI Offender Sentenced To 4-8 Years In Prison

Prosecutor Mark Gilson says this was defendant Jason Kohler’s fourth DUI and he’s a menace to society.

11/01/2014

Alleged Corrupt Philly Cop Fights For Freedom While Awaiting Trial

The defense for an allegedly corrupt former Philadelphia police officer Thomas Liciardello is fighting for his freedom — very limited freedom — pending trial.

10/31/2014

Former Phila. City Hall Clerk Sentenced For Stealing Elderly Neighbor’s Benefits

The 88-year-old victim was left to live in squalor and roam the streets with bags on her feet for shoes.

10/30/2014

Collegeville Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting Teen and Pre-Teen Boys

Defendant Matthew Krapf admitted to having sex with four of the five victims, and having contact via computer with the fifth.

10/29/2014

In Surprising Move, Former Phila. Traffic Judge Thomasine Tynes Waives Hearing

The strategy sometimes indicates a possible guilty plea down the road. But what does it mean here?

10/28/2014

Mobster Joey Merlino Headed Back to Prison For Parole Violations

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.

10/24/2014

Back To Court, And Maybe Prison, For Convicted Former Mob Boss Merlino

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.

10/24/2014

New Corruption Charges Against Former Phila. Traffic Court Judge

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.

10/23/2014

Sex Trafficker Sentenced As Juvenile Victim Speaks About The Trauma

A Chester woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking three women, including a juvenile victim

10/23/2014

Trial Ordered For Alleged Gunman in Carjack, Assault, and Crash That Killed 4

The carjack victim testified she was sexually assaulted by both defendants. A mother and three children were killed

10/21/2014

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