February 28, 2015 |
Temple Senior Associate AD/Communications Larry Dougherty was reflective after receiving the news that he was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA) Hall of Fame. Dougherty will be inducted on June 15 in Orlando. Upon hearing the news on Wednesday, Dougherty spoke about the influence his late father Andy has had on his career and life. The senior Dougherty was a highly respected Sports Information Director at St. Joseph's and is a member of the St. Joseph's and Big Five Hall of Fames.
October 16, 2013 |
WHEN YOU do what you love for a living, 30 years can feel like a moment. After identifying her love for sports and turning it into a career in Philadelphia, Suzanne Smith worked her way up with CBS to become a sports director and the only woman directing NFL games for any of the five networks televising the NFL. Since joining CBS Sports in 1983 as a broadcast associate, Smith, now 55, served in many capacities before becoming the sports director....
February 17, 2013
Marvin Schlenker, 85, an Emmy Award-winning TV news and sports director, has died. Mr. Schlenker, a resident of Chestertown, Md., died Jan. 16 while on vacation in Florida. He was director of Nightline from its inception in the opening days of the Iran hostage crisis and won an Emmy for ABC's coverage of the 1968 Olympics. - The Record of Hackensack
January 15, 2013 |
TEMPLE will honor longtime sports information director Al Shrier at its Jan. 23 basketball game against Penn. Shrier has worked for the Owls for nearly 60 years. "There is no more beloved figure in Temple University, or for that matter Philadelphia collegiate athletics than Al Shrier," athletic director Bill Bradshaw said in a statement. "Al graduated from Temple in 1953 and never left, dedicating his life to promoting what is positive in college athletics and in particular Temple student-athletes and coaches.
October 10, 2012 |
LOVE, IT'S been noted, is lovelier the second time around. But how about being Fox29's sports director and lead fun-and-games anchor? "It's intriguing the second time around," said sports-broadcasting titan Howard Eskin who, earlier this month, began his second tour of duty at the local Fox outlet. "Is [it] better the second time around? It was great both times. " The 61-year-old mouth that roars, who appears weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m., was initially seen on Channel 29 between 1986 and 1991, when he served as the first sports anchor-director on the station's then-groundbreaking "Ten O'Clock News.
September 13, 2012 |
NBC 10'S "10! SHOW" comes to an end Friday after more than 10 years. Starting Monday, the 11 a.m. news will run until noon, wiping out the 11:30-to-noon show, station general manager Eric Lerner told his staff Wednesday. He cited the station's commitment to strengthening its newscasts for the switch. Four off-air "10! Show" staffers could lose their jobs, although they are being encouraged to apply for open jobs at the station, says an NBC10 spokeswoman. "The 10! Show" started with hosts Steve Levy and Sharon Reed . In 2004, meteorologist Bill Henley and musician Lauren Hart began broadcasting it live from the Loews Hotel in Center City.
July 14, 2011 |
Donna McQuillan Luongo, 52, of Ridley Park, a former radio sports reporter in the Philadelphia region, died Sunday, July 10, at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park of complications from a blood clot to the heart. Born in Upland, Mrs. Luongo was a 1976 graduate of Ridley High School and attended Temple University. She began her career as a desk assistant at KYW-AM (1060) in 1976 after she won the station's news study award, said her husband, Michael. From 1977 through 1979, he said, Mrs. Luongo was a sports reporter at WRTI-FM (90.1)
April 18, 2011 |
Montgomery County officials this morning announced the arrest of Archbishop Carroll High School's athletic director on charges of seeking sexual favors from a former male student in exchange for gifts. Francis Murphy, 39, of the 1000 block of Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, was arrested Friday morning at the Frosty Falls Ice Cream Shop in Bridgeport when he went to what he thought was a meeting with the youth for sex. Instead, Montgomery County detectives had taken over the former student's identity on Facebook, and took Murphy into custody at 10:35 a.m. Murphy, coach and athletic director at the parochial school in Radnor Township since 1999, was charged with unlawful contact with a minor, promoting prostitution, and attempted corruption of minors.
June 20, 2009 |
Action News sports director Gary Papa, 54, died yesterday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, more than five years after telling viewers that he was losing his hair due to treatment for prostate cancer. His last appearance on Action News was May 13. Mr. Papa, a Buffalo, N.Y., native who lived in St. Davids, joined WPVI-TV in April 1981 as a weekend sportscaster. His first story was a recap of a 76ers playoff game from Milwaukee. He became Action News' sports director in 1990.
April 16, 2009 |
Les Keiter, 89, the local broadcaster whose inventive catchphrases provided a soundtrack for the Big Five's Palestra heyday and whose popularity once caused The Inquirer to briefly halt its 76ers coverage, died Tuesday in Hawaii. His wife of 61 years, Lila, said her husband died at Honolulu's Castle Medical Center surrounded by his family. In addition to his memorable stint as the Big Five's radio and TV voice during the 1960s, Mr. Keiter also served as sports director for Channel 6. As a boxing announcer, he called several championship fights, including the historic 1964 victory by Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay)