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.

Latest From Tony Hanson

Tony Hanson, Mainstay of KYW Newsradio, Caps Off Four-Decade Reporting CareerOur longtime colleague and friend Tony Hanson is retiring today, ending a storied, 37-year career at <em>KYW Newsradio.</em> Listen to our on-air tribute to this legendary reporter.
Trial Set To Get Underway For Six Former Philly Police Officers Accused Of CorruptionFederal authorities allege the six former officers, Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman and John Speiser were part of a violent racketeering conspiracy.
Convicted Killer Who Disrupted Previous Sentencing By Grabbing For Deputy's Gun Gets Life in PrisonOfficials note that today's proceeding was far calmer than the previous one, during which the defendant had to be subdued by court deputies and police officers.
Preliminary Hearing Rescheduled For Pair Accused of Killing Philadelphia Police OfficerProsecutors say the preliminary hearing for the defendants, charged with the March 5th murder of officer Robert Wilson III, will take at least several hours as prosecutors present video evidence, eyewitnesses, ballistics, crime scene, and autopsy results.
Federal Prosecutor: Concert And Promotions Scammer Behind 'Wonder Blunder' At It AgainHubbard is already awaiting trial in Hawaii for what was dubbed the Stevie Wonder Blunder. Federal authorities allege The University of Hawaii was duped into paying $200,000 upfront in 2012 to secure Wonder's commitment, but authorities say Hubbard didn't represent Stevie Wonder --- it was a con.