Golf has and I hope still is a place where respect and competition and the discussions surrounding these aspects are challenged to meet higher standards. It was the case with Jack and Arnie and Lee and Gary. When Tom Weiskopf popped up on top one week everyone applauded it.
In this role, he will focus on the expanding portfolio of sports properties across all CBS Sports operations. Television for Bloomberg, to President of the News Division.
He departs this aspect of his post with CBS News boasting the 1 news program, the 1 Sunday morning broadcast and an award-winning and highly regarded evening news broadcast. I want to thank him for his leadership, and for maintaining the highest standards of journalism throughout his tenure.
At the same time, I am very excited about the prospect of focusing solely on the many opportunities before CBS Sports.
The role of sports is an integral and growing part of our Company's success, and I look forward to working even more closely with my colleagues in CBS's cable and interactive divisions as we build on all we've accomplished.
I also want to thank Leslie for giving me the opportunity to serve as President of CBS News, where I've been lucky enough to work alongside some of the most talented, dedicated and hard-working journalists in the business, and for this greater role at CBS Sports.
He is only the second person in the industry to hold both division titles simultaneously; Roone Arledge held both at ABC from He designated and assigned key beats while also adding strong veteran correspondents to round out the group.
During his tenure, CBS News won more major awards than any other network's news division, including one of electronic journalism's most prestigious honors for an innovative, division-wide news initiative that he conceived and oversaw, "CBS Reports: Children of the Recession.
In November , he led CBS to an unprecedented landmark agreement with the NCAA that extended the Network's exclusive over-the-air broadcast rights, as well as rights to the Internet, marketing and corporate sponsorship, merchandising, licensing, cable television, radio, satellite, digital and home video to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship through The year pact was the most comprehensive sports agreement in history.
He will continue to serve as executive producer overseeing all aspects of CBS Sports' coverage of the NFL, including production, on-air talent, advertising and promotion.
McManus is a five-time Emmy Award-winner. He also extended broadcast rights to the PGA Championship through Open through , extended the agreement with the Big Ten to broadcast the conference's basketball games through and extended the Southeastern Conference SEC football and basketball agreements in another landmark deal--a year extension through the season.
Television Sales and Programming for Trans World International, the television division of International Management Group, the world's largest sports marketing firm McManus is the son of the late legendary sports broadcaster Jim McKay.
He graduated cum laude from Duke University in with a degree in English and history. A and CBS is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
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