In addition to his role as the Co-Director of the Claire Smith Center for Sports Media, John DiCarlo is Klein College's Managing Director of Student Media and an adjunct instructor in the college's journalism department. He advises more than 400 students across three of the college’s student media outlets – The Temple News, the Templar Yearbook and WHIP Radio - and also teaches the Sports Writing and Advanced Sports Reporting classes, two of the courses available to students in the Center's Sports Media Certificate. DiCarlo oversees the Certificate program, which has tripled its student enrollment and participation in its first year.
DiCarlo, a two-time Temple graduate who earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1998 and a master's degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media in 2006, returned to his alma mater in 2001 after four years as a reporter at The Daily Journal, a Gannett newspaper in New Jersey where he covered high school, college and professional sports and was part of Gannett New Jersey’s Philadelphia Eagles coverage. During his time at The Daily Journal, DiCarlo won a New Jersey Press Association award as part of its Better Newspaper Contest in 2000. He stays involved in the world of sports writing on a freelance basis as the editor of OwlScoop.com, a website in the Yahoo! Sports network that covers Temple football and basketball. Through his work, he has made appearances as a guest commentator on sports talk radio shows at stations like 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia and KDKA-FM 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.
After nearly 15 years as part of Temple’s Division of Student Affairs, DiCarlo and The Temple News, Templar and WHIP became part of the Klein College of Media and Communication. He is working with students, faculty and staff in helping the college create an integrated student media center that will have Temple’s student media outlets working together on multiple media platforms.
In 2014, DiCarlo was recognized with the Keith P. Sanders Outstanding Service Award for leadership in student media by the Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has worked as a committee member and facilitator of the Klein College Sports Media Summit since 2013 and is also a member of several professional organizations, including the College Media Association, the Associated Collegiate Press, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the Online News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and College Media Business & Advertising Managers.