Matt Leon '96
Sports Broadcaster KYW Newsradio
"York College taught me the basics of the business. Most importantly, YCP gave me opportunities that I don't know that I would've gotten at other schools."
Current City: Clayton, NJ
YCP Degree: BA Mass Communications
- As a student, developed live on-air coverage of soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball as well as two sports talk shows focusing on national as well as YCP sports news for WVYC-FM
- Increased the volume of sports content as Sports Editor of The Spartan (campus newspaper)
- Worked in broadcasting in York, State College, and as the Sports Director of the Missouri State Radio Network
- Over the last 16 years, has become firmly entrenched on air at KYW, also has appeared on WKYW TV, and did radio play-play for University of Pennsylvania football and basketball and Philadelphia University (Jefferson) Basketball
- Wrote a book about local sports titled Under Your Nose: Great Philadelphia Sports Stories You’ve Never Heard
- YCP Day of Giving Ambassador, Success After College Panelist, and site visit host during the #SpartaNation 2019 tour
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