Sports Media All-star
For Angelise Stuhl, KLN ’14, STH ’16, whose father was an avid Philly sports fan and mother was an award-winning local TV news director, anchor and reporter, a career in sports journalism seemed well within reach. While earning her master’s in sports business at Temple, Stuhl set out to fulfill her destiny—launching a Philadelphia high school sports website that now earns 1 million Twitter impressions a month.
In the cards
When she was 6 years old, Stuhl’s father and uncle took her to her first Eagles game and parked in Lot D5 of the Wells Fargo Center—where NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcasters Michael Barkann and Ray Didinger also parked. Soon after, she started arriving at the games armed with a microphone and loudspeakers to do her “Live at D5” tailgating show surrounded by fans.
“My early confidence with a microphone came from watching my mother anchor the news. It was extremely fun interviewing Michael and Ray before the games,” she said. “Little did I know this was just the beginning of creating my sports media career in Philadelphia.”
Today, Stuhl is the founder, CEO and sports director of Philadelphia Sports Digest (PSD), a multimedia website she launched in 2015 while earning her master’s degree in sports business at Temple. PSD fills a void by focusing on both male and female high school sports, as well as the six major Philadelphia area universities. Her website’s mix of interviews, photos, stories and video highlights attracts over 75,000 website views and more than a million Twitter impressions a month. Her staff of more than 30 freelance reporters, photographers and videographers includes both Temple alumni and student interns.
“Philadelphians focus much of their attention on the Eagles and Phillies, but there are historic high school programs and nationally ranked teams that all deserve coverage. I’m proud that the attention we give to female high school athletes has made other media outlets step up their game.”
A family affair
Many of Stuhl’s older cousins, including Debbie Campbell, the senior vice dean of the Fox School of Business, are Temple alumni, as are her parents: George Stuhl, FOX ’88, and Angela DelVecchio, KLN ’89, a journalism graduate. With so much family history, studying at Temple felt like a natural fit for her.
“With working professionals teaching you, Temple truly prepares its students to be ‘real-world ready.’ My undergraduate career taught me to be a multimedia journalist, and my sports business master's program trained me to be a strong businesswoman,” said Stuhl.
That training included internships as a sports broadcaster with a Reading TV station and as a Philadelphia Inquirer sports editor. Before launching PSD, multiple Temple professors and administrators also advised her. Additionally, Stuhl gets daily advice from the website’s managing editor—her mother.
Angelise at a glance
Passing the baton
When she attended the master’s graduation ceremony in May 2016, Stuhl delivered the student Commencement address for the Fox School of Business and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STH). Two years later, she became an STH adjunct professor and went on to win STH’s Crystal Apple Award for outstanding teaching and innovation among adjunct professors.
Stuhl has created her own undergraduate course on sports media skills and co-taught a business leadership course with Fran Dunphy, Temple’s longtime former head men’s basketball coach. She has even given her Temple students the chance to propose how to increase her website’s revenue—and paid commissions to students whose ideas were successful.
“When I started teaching, I was the youngest STH professor,” said Stuhl. “I absolutely love passing on my real-world experience and advice to the next generation of sports media and business professionals.”