2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Assistant Professor, Temple University

Former Anchor and Reporter, CBS 3/ KYW Newsradio

An assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production, Amy Caples proudly returned to her alma mater in 2005 after spending more than 20 years in broadcast news as an anchor and reporter.

Caples was the co-anchor of the CBS 3 TV morning show in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2005 and an Emmy-nominated reporter. While at CBS 3, she covered breaking news throughout the Delaware Valley and managed reporting franchises on parenting and consumer issues. A versatile reporter, Caples’ assignments ranged from covering the announcement of a new cardinal in St. Louis, Mo., to training with u.s. Marine recruits in Parris Island, S.C., to sideline reporting for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. At the anchor desk, she fondly remembers setting a record for continuous anchoring (7.5 hours!) during a particularly nasty snowstorm.

Her news career began in radio as a reporter and anchor at stations in northern New Jersey and central Pennsylvania. In 1988, Caples returned to Philadelphia for a coveted position at KYW Newsradio where she worked variously as a writer, reporter and anchor. In 1994, she made the switch to television to launch the Delaware Valley’s first weekend morning newscast on CBS 3.

Since 2005, Caples has been teaching radio, television and professional development at Temple. She advises dozens of students and serves as a mentor to countless young alumni. Caples was recognized in 2011 with the school’s Senior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Caples serves as the director of recruiting for the Department of Media Studies and Production, meeting with high school students and their families, hosting weekend open houses and facilitating sessions for transfer students.

Caples firmly believes the motivation and preparation provided by her instructors at Temple paved the way for her industry success and she is honored to have returned to her alma mater to continue that legacy.