Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Questlove Klein Awards

Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication will honor Oscar- and Grammy-winning musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson with its 2022 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award. Tune in LIVE Sunday, October 23, at 5:30 PM on TUTV or Templetv.net

Each year, Klein College honors one luminary from the media world whose work and career inspire its students. Previous winners have included comedian Tina Fey, sports icon Charles Barkley, CNN anchor Jake Tapper and New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet.

Questlove, a Philadelphia native, will receive the honor on Sunday, October 23, 2022, during the college’s Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards banquet. At that event, six prominent Klein College alumni will be inducted into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame, and one younger alumnus will be honored as a “Rising Star.”

Questlove is renowned for excellence in many forms of media and entertainment. He is best known as the co-founder of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group, The Roots, which is the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In addition, Questlove is the musical director of the show. He has won six Grammy Awards and directed various musicians, including D’Angelo and Jay-Z.

In 2021, Questlove made his directorial debut with the Academy Award-winning feature documentary Summer of Soul, which explores the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The film premiered on the opening night of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary. The movie broke the record for the highest-selling documentary to come out of Sundance when Searchlight/Hulu acquired it, and it has since gone on to win Best Feature Documentary at the 2022 Academy Awards, Best Documentary at the 2022 British Academy Film Awards and Best Music Film at the 2022 Grammy Awards. In addition, former President Barack Obama named Summer of Soul one of his favorite movies of the year.

Questlove has written multiple books, including the New York Times bestsellers Mo’ Meta Blues and Creative Quest, the James Beard Award-nominated “Somethingtofoodabout: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs” and the newly released Music is History.

Additionally, he served as executive music producer and composer on the A&E miniseries Roots and co-produced the Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. He co-starred in a voiceover role in Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated film, Soul.

“Questlove’s accomplishments across forms of media – from music to books to film – are remarkable, and Summer of Soul is an essential piece of cultural history,” said Klein College Dean David Boardman. “As Philadelphia’s public university, we are thrilled to honor Questlove in his hometown, and he honors us by coming to meet with our students and Klein College community.”

Questlove will receive the honor in Mitten Hall’s Great Court, following a panel discussion and conversation with students in the Temple Performing Arts Center.

The Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards ceremony will also honor the professional achievements of seven prominent alums from the media and communication industries. This year’s Alumni in the Media honorees are:

Howard Bryant, KLN ’91: Author, sportswriter, and commentator, Meadowlark Media and ESPN.com
Chris Carl, KLN ’92: Director of news and programming, WDEL Radio in Wilmington
Danielle Cohn, KLN ’95: Vice president of startup engagement, head of LIFT Labs, Comcast NBCUniversal
Nora Gerard, KLN ’74: Director, CBS “Sunday Morning.”
Pete Jones, KLN ’92: Executive Creative Director, Havas New York, a unit of Vivendi, the French mass media holding company
Eugene Kane, KLN ’81: Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (posthumous)
This year’s Rising Star award will be presented to Ray Boyd, KLN ’13: Director of Syndication and Social Media at The Philadelphia Inquirer

Join Temple Update

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Temple Update is a weekly, half-hour news program produced, written, directed, and anchored by Temple students. This semester, join Ahn’yae Hedgepeth, Haya Qubbaj, Jonah Wooten, Kathryn Oleary, Alissa Clausell, Maggie Fitzgerald, Taylor Hess, Kaamil Jones, and  Nathan Mutale for all the news, events, and personalities from campus and the greater Temple community.

Tune in Thursdays at 10:00 AM for LIVE coverage, or watch the replay at 6:00 PM on TUTV and Templetv.net

You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon FIOS Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

The Vibe Returns

Host Alyssa Threadgill and her new cohost Ahn’yae Hedgepeth sit down and get to know Temple alumna and Producer Lindsey Granger. Hear about her Temple experience, the importance of a positive mindset, and more!

Later, Correspondents Safiya Totesau and Amiyah Young review Lil Durk’s newest album and more.

Tune in Friday, September 23rd at 3:30 & 11:30 pm on TUTV and Templetv.net

You can watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon FIOS Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

Join OwlSports Update

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OwlSports Update is our weekly student-run show about Temple University’s intercollegiate athletic programs. This semester join Ajay Patel, Brielle Berry, Matt Rineer, and Erik Jesberger for all the latest in Temple University Sports.

Tune in LIVE every Thursday at Noon, or watch the replay at 8:00 pm on TUTV and templetv.net

You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon FIOS Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

For more information on OwlSports Update, click HERE

Claire Smith: Shine The Light

Claire Smith Shine The Light Pilot

“Find out where you might be of help, and educate others…Shine The Light” ~ Claire Smith

In this pilot episode of Claire Smith: Shine The Light, host Marc Zumoff sits down with the Co-Director of The Claire Smith Center of Sports Media, Claire Smith. Smith has spent four decades covering baseball and has become a pioneer in the sports journalism world. Together, they discuss how she discovered her love for sports journalism, her trailblazing induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and how she cultivated a different kind of storytelling in broadcast media that focuses on what The People NEEDED to hear, not just what they wanted to hear. Later, they talk about the Center for Sports Media and why Honesty, Integrity, and Morality are the touchstones of the center.

Tune in to TUTV Monday, September 26th, at 11:30 am & 7:30 pm and learn more about how the first Woman of Color took Sports Journalism by storm and how she is helping the next generation of students Shine The Light. You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon FIOS Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

*The Claire Smith Center For Sports Media is a world-class academic center focused on teaching, training, and researching the areas of sports journalism, advertising, public relations, and production. *

Temple Smash Returns

Temple Smash returns with an all-new season of hilarity and hijinks! In this premiere episode, writers Abby Barringer, Renata Rabinovich, Charles Anzalone, Ross Aronow, Corinna Boek, Julie Fosco, Andrew O’Neill, and Sophia Stringer jump right in and showcase a mixed bag of comedy skits guaranteed to make you chuckle.

Join the ensemble cast of Nate Wilkie, CJ Snyder, Ryan Jacob, Andrew O’Neill, Josh Berger, Isa Sanguinetti, Charlie Trowbridge, Caris Daneker, Jo Zera, Matthew Charles-Larivaud, Michael Mirville, Morgan Killian-Moseley, Sequoia Gawlik Daria Rylkina, Gabby Natale, Jayla Phelps, Julie Fosco, Ross Aronow, Jordan Atkins, Jackson Sweeney, Renata Rabinovich, Charles Anzalone, Brendan O’Brien, and Jessica Stahl for all of the laughs.

This Episode Includes The Following Skits

  • “Soap” Directed By Charles Anzalone
  • “Secret Santa” Directed By Ross Aronow
  • “Murder Mystery” Directed By Andrew O’Neill & Ross Aronow
  • “Nachos” Directed by Renata Rabinovich
  • “Theater Kids” Directed By Julie Fosco
  • “Book Club” Directed By Sophie Stringer
  • “Freezy” Directed By Corinna Boeck
  • “Banana Peel” Directed By Julie Fosco & Lucas Summers
  • “Couples Therapy” Directed By Renata Rabinovich
  • “Video Store” Directed By Emma Moschetti & Ross Aronow
  • “Baby Be Grounded” Directed By Corinna Boeck & Josh Berger
  • “Lemonade Stand” Directed By Sophie Stringer

Tune in Saturday, September 10th at 5:00 pm on TUTV and Templetv.net

Happy Labor Day From TUTV

FLASH 1954

Labor Day weekend is here! You’ve earned a break! So kick back and relax this holiday weekend with TUTV.

TUTV will be airing a marathon of Flash Gordon on Monday, September 5th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on TUTV and Templetv.net. You can watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon FIOS Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

This 1954 program follows the adventures of Flash Gordon, a handsome polo player, Yale University graduate, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. The story begins in the year 3203. As agents of the Galactic Bureau of Investigation, the team travels the galaxy in their ship, the Sky Flash, battling cosmic villains under the order of Commander Paul Richards.

9/5/22 Lineup

Inside The Nest Returns

Temple Football is back, and that means so is Inside The Nest!

OwlSports Update presents Inside The Nest. A weekly recap of the latest Temple Football game before switching over to Head Coach Stan Drayton’s weekly conference, followed by a comprehensive breakdown of news and comments revealed at the conference.

Tune in to TUTV LIVE every Tuesday at 12:00 PM for the latest coverage of Temple University Football. You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon FIOS Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

Welcome Dr. Jason Wingard

Wingard Inauguration 2

The Board of Trustees formally welcomes Dr. Jason Wingard as the 12th president of Temple University. The ceremony will reflect President Wingard’s strategic priorities and the university’s role as a leader in higher education, emphasizing the themes of opportunity, the future of learning and work, discovery, and community.

Join us in welcoming President Wingard LIVE at The Liacouras Center Friday, September 16, at 11:00 am on TUTV and Templetv.net. You can also watch it on Comcast Channel 50, Verizon FIOS Channel 45, and Campus Cable 103.

For a more detailed list of all the inauguration events, click HERE.

Want To Get Involved With TUTV?


Klein Fest is back!  Come check out TUTV in the Annenberg Hall Atrium Wednesday, September 14th, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Once you are here,  you can bounce around, ask questions, and peruse the full scope of what Klein College has to offer. All students are welcome; no prior TV experience necessary.

You’ll be able to meet with students representing organizations and media outlets with focuses on the following areas:

Study Away and Global Opportunities
Career Development
TV Production
Music Production & Business
Community Service
Women in Media
Public Relations, Marketing & Advertising
Sports Reporting
LGBTQIA+ in the Media
And more!

2022 Temple University Convocation

2021 Temple University Convocation HOOTER


TUTV will be airing the 2022 Convocation Ceremony live from The Liacouras Center on Friday, August 19th, 2022 at 11:00 am. Tune in to Comcast channel 50, Verizon 45, Campus Cable 103, or watch online. The ceremony will air again on TUTV at 7:00 pm on August 19, 2022.

Convocation at Temple University is a tradition that occurs annually during Welcome Week. This formal ceremony, which follows school and college meetings, celebrates the arrival of the new class of undergraduate students, freshmen, and transfers. Various university leaders will welcome the new class and mark the beginning of students’ academic journey.

Congratulations Mid-Atlantic College Student Production Nominees

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) released the nominations for the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Student Awards, and Temple students received a total of 11 nominations in 5 categories. TUTV original shows Temple Update, OwlSports Update, Inside The NEst, The Temp, Temple Smash, and Feel Good Cooking were included in the list of nominations. You can see a full list of the nominees here and watch the nominated TUTV programs below:


“OwlSports Update: 3/17/2022”- Temple University/TUTV

  • Luke Meli, Anchor
  • Josh Safran, Anchor
  • Hailey Palmer, Senior Producer
  • Coby Noon, Producer
  • Rebecca Sebring, Producer
  • Jojo Chen, Graphics Coordinator
  • Max Gretzula, Reporter
  • Matt Rineer Reporter
  • Jesse Dimich-Louvet, Reporter
  • Matthew Aquino, Reporter
  • Matt Fine, Advisor

“Temple Update, March 17, 2022”- Temple University/TUTV

  • Camryn Duncan, Supervising Producer
  • Porter Deacon, Producer
  • Nicolle Majette, Producer
  • Daniel Kilderry, Director
  • Niccolas Uff, Production Manager
  • Blake Nutis, Managing Editor
  • Peter Jaroff, Faculty Executive Producer

“Inside the Nest: 11/9/2021”- Temple University/TUTV

  • Ray Dunne, Anchor
  • Jackson Neill, Anchor
  • Will Meade, Senior Producer
  • Jake Jesberger, Producer
  • Sara Kisela, Producer
  • Erin Carty, Graphics Coordinator
  • Danny Beaver, Chief Photographer/Editor
  • Jon Gutekunst, Technical Director
  • Emilie Cochrane, Reporter
  • Luke Meli, Reporter
  • Erik Jesberger, Reporter
  • Matt Fine, Advisor

“The Temp- April 2021”- Temple University

  • Mydia Alonso, Executive Producer/Anchor/Multimedia Reporter/Editor
  • Tyra Brown, Executive Producer/Anchor/Multimedia Reporter/Editor
  • Nate Stanley, Anchor/Multimedia Reporter
  • Kamryn Scrivens, Anchor/Multimedia Reporter
  • Kaitlyn Kowalski, Reporter
  • Kaamil Jones, Reporter
  • Renata Kaminski, Reporter
  • Nicolle Majette, Reporter
  • Maddie Key, Reporter
  • Susan Thomas, Reporter
  • Neil Ortiz, Faculty Advisor
  • Erin O’Hearn, Faculty Advisor


“World Cafe Live Reopens After Months Of COVID-19 Health Restrictions”

  • Sarah Weitzman, Reporter/Digital Content Producer
  • Neil Ortiz, Faculty Advisor
  • Denise James, Faculty Advisor

“Businesses Still Struggling to Recover One Month After Hurricane Ida”

  • Denise James, Executive Producer – Reporter
  • Neil Ortiz, Faculty Advisor
  • Nicolle Majette, Faculty Advisor


“Built on Broad: 50 Years of Franke”- Temple University/TUTV

  • Ray Dunne, Host
  • Hailey Palmer, Senior Producer
  • Ismail Taylor-Kamara, Graphics Coordinator
  • Jack Lynch, Technical Director
  • Ajay Patel, Reporter
  • Sage Hurley, Reporter
  • Jake Gabel, Reporter
  • Lindsey Moppert, Reporter
  • Erik Jesberger, Reporter
  • Matt Fine, Advisor


“Feel Good Cooking”- Temple University/TUTV

  • Samantha Tedesco, Executive Producer/Editor/Host
  • Riley Flanagan, Producer/Social Media Director
  • Muyang Morfaw, Director
  • Seth Carney, Host
  • Jake Greiner, Editor
  • Meghan Bonner, Editor
  • Jaycee Bullock, Camera Operator
  • Dante Burke, Camera Operator
  • Jenna Downey, Writer
  • Kristine Chin, Writer
  • Paul Gluck, Faculty Advisor
  • Edward Dress, Faculty Advisor

“Temple Smash”- Temple University/TUTV

  • Rebekah Santos, Co-Executive Producer
  • Julie Fosco, Co-Executive Producer
  • Brendan O’Brien, Managing Producer
  • Will Shires, Director
  • Abby Barringer, Co-Head Writer
  • Renata Rabinovich, Co-Head Writer
  • Adina Munin, Technical Director
  • Josh Berger, Art/Stage Drew Head
  • Zoe Hinton, Co-Digitals Executive Producer
  • Robert Starzynski, Co-Digitals Executive Producer
  • Katie Agnello, Floor Manager
  • George Cummings, Faculty Advisor


Come See TUTV At TempleFest!


TempleFest is back, and we want to see you! So stop by our tables on Liacouras Walk and hear from the students behind some of our most notable TV shows Thursday, August 25, from 1-5 pm.

Come by and find out how you can get involved with TUTV. Remember, you do NOT need to be a Klein Student, Journalism, or MSP major to help. TUTV welcomes all students within Temple University. The following programs will be participating in TempleFest 2022:

Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved with TUTV and launch your media career!

Power Hour with the Pros

Stan Sansweet Mentor

Steve Sansweet, KLN ’66, is the chief executive officer of Rancho Obi-Wan Inc., a not-for-profit museum in northern California’s Petaluma that houses what the Guinness World Records calls the world’s most extensive private collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world. In 2011, Sansweet was awarded the prestigious Inkpot Award for Service to Fandom by San Diego Comic-Con International. Sansweet left his newspaper career as a former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and then the Wall Street Journal in 1966 to work for 15 years at his dream job: head of fan relations and director of content management at Lucasfilm Ltd., where he continues as a consultant.

Join us for a conversation with distinguished Klein College of Media and Communication alumnus Steve Sansweet, KLN ’66, journalism graduate and former editor of the Temple News, discussing a career that has taken him from newspapers to a life promoting the Star Wars franchise.


We Need To Talk Is Recruiting


We Need To Talk is TUTV’s first all-female talk show. A group of diverse female hosts brings their unique perspectives to topics such as current events, the latest trends in beauty and fashion, and their own lives.

We Need To Talk TUTV is seeking to recruit new faces! If you are interested in working on a TV show, this info session is for you. Join the team Sunday, August 7th at 8 pm for an informal meeting via Zoom. They are looking for students interested in working in production, communications, and on-camera.  To sign up for the session, fill out this Google form so they can have some information about your interest before the meeting.

Click HERE for more information about We Need To Talk.

Register for the meeting HERE.

Join the Zoom meeting directly HERE Sunday, August 7th at 8 pm.

Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.