Posted June 18, 2019

Media industry takes to Twitter to honor “icon” Lew Klein’s generosity and mentorship

Broadcast pioneer Lew Klein, a longtime educator and industry leader for whom Klein College of Media and Communication is named, touched the lives of many, including nationally known professionals Bob Saget, Tamron Hall and Kevin Negandhi.

Lew Klein sitting in a TV studio
Photography By: 
Joseph V. Labolito
Lew Klein influenced many in the media industry and beyond during his celebrated career as a broadcast pioneer and educator.

Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer and longtime educator for whom Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication is named, made an indelible mark on his industry, on Temple and on the world. Generations of alumni in broadcasting and journalism credit him with helping to launch their careers, and his impact was felt deeply in that community and beyond.

Many of those who knew Klein personally took to Twitter to share their memories of him when the news of his passing broke last week. Here’s a roundup of some of their touching posts about the significance Klein had on careers and lives.