Each year, select Temple alumni are honored for their significant professional achievements in the university's Gallery of Success. Steve Capus (SMC '86) will be inducted into the gallery at a ceremony on October 9.
Steve Capus is the Executive Editor of CBS News and the Executive Producer of the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley." In his role as Executive Editor, Mr. Capus' multi-platform expertise, as well as his decades of newsgathering and production experience, provides a key resource to the entire news division. Mr. Capus also brings his extensive management and award-winning journalism experience to the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" as Executive Producer.
Mr. Capus is also Executive in Residence at IESE Business School, where he is involved in numerous business and innovative educational programs.
With Capus at the helm, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" has been honored with five prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards and two Emmys. The broadcast also experienced year-to-year viewership growth in the 2014-15 television year.
Mr. Capus has added longer, in-depth segments to the broadcast and spearheaded the development of special news series with a focus on investigative journalism, feature storytelling and original reporting. One such project is the Emmy Award-winning "Challenge Academy" series, which followed high school dropouts trying to turn their lives around.
Previously, he spent eight years as President of NBC News and four years as Executive Producer of "NBC Nightly News." At NBC, he had oversight of the network's news broadcasts, newsgathering, talent management, MSNBC, NBCNews.com digital and mobile properties and syndicated programming. Also at NBC, Mr. Capus managed or helped produce "The News with Brian Williams," "Today," "NBC News at Sunrise," and "NBC Nightside."
Mr. Capus' tenure at NBC News was marked by years of robust ratings and equally notable success on a business level. He also expanded the news division's reach through new programming and business initiatives. Mr. Capus served on The Weather Channel Board of Directors and the NBC/Microsoft Joint Venture Board, which governed MSNBC.com and NBC News digital and mobile properties. He later helped negotiate an agreement to buy out Microsoft's stake in the joint venture. In addition, Mr. Capus launched specialty websites targeted toward black and Latino audiences and created and established the NBC News Education Nation and NBC News Learn properties. Under his leadership, NBC News was honored six years in a row with the esteemed Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in the network news category.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Capus worked at Philadelphia's WCAU (then a CBS station) and at KYW-TV. He also worked for newspapers and radio stations in the Philadelphia area following his graduation from Temple University with a degree in Journalism. Currently, Mr. Capus serves his alma mater as a member of the Board of Visitors for the School of Media and Communication.