• David Berson

    President & Chief Executive Officer, CBS Sports

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  • Harold Bryant

    Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Sports

    Harold Bryant was named Executive Producer & Executive Vice President in November 2020 after having been Executive Producer & Senior Vice President, Production since June 2014. Before that he served as Executive Producer & Vice President, Production since August 2011-14. And he was Vice President, Production since June 2008-11. Bryant oversees all creative aspects of production and editorial content for all sports programming at CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, including Super Bowl LV, Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl 50, the most-watched single broadcast in television history on an all-or-part basis; Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, the most-watched program in television history at the time, and Super Bowl XLVII. Bryant also oversees production for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the Masters, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR golf, as well as the Emmy Award-winning show INSIDE THE NFL, now on Paramount+.

     

    Bryant, a 31-time Emmy Award-winner, joined CBS Sports as a Feature Producer/Associate Producer in June 1997. He was promoted to coordinating producer in March 1999 where his responsibilities included overseeing production elements involving THE NFL ON CBS, including Super Bowls XXXV, XXXVIII and XLI, NCAA college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, college football, PGA TOUR golf, including the Masters® and PGA Championship, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, as well as all additional programming, including CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR.

     

    In addition to his duties at CBS Sports, Bryant works closely with production efforts at Showtime, CBSSports.com and CBS Sports HQ.

     

    Prior to joining CBS Sports, Bryant served as a producer for WBIS-TV producing halftime and post-game shows for New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils games, as well as sports features and updates for the network’s business shows. He worked three years as a feature producer producing over 100 features for Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, the host broadcaster for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games (1994-96). From 1991-94, Bryant served as a production assistant at NBC Sports where he worked three seasons of NFL and NBA, as well as the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. While at NBC Sports, he also worked on events including world figure skating championships in Prague, the French Open and Notre Dame football.

     

    Bryant began his career in 1987 working for WWOR-TV as a news and sports production assistant for all New York Mets home games. In 1990 he served as a line producer for the start up sports network, Sports News Network.

     

    Bryant graduated from Rutgers University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a concentration in television.

     

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    Harold Bryant was named Executive Producer & Executive Vice President in November 2020 after having been Executive Producer & Senior Vice President, Production since June 2014. Before that he served as Executive Producer & Vice President, Production since August 2011-14. And he was Vice President, Production since June 2008-11. Bryant oversees all creative aspects of production and editorial content for all sports programming at CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, including Super Bowl LV, Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl 50, the most-watched single broadcast in television history on an all-or-part basis; Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, the most-watched program in television history at the time, and Super Bowl XLVII. Bryant also oversees production for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the Masters, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR golf, as well as the Emmy Award-winning show INSIDE THE NFL, now on Paramount+.

     

    Bryant, a 31-time Emmy Award-winner, joined CBS Sports as a Feature Producer/Associate Producer in June 1997. He was promoted to coordinating producer in March 1999 where his responsibilities included overseeing production elements involving THE NFL ON CBS, including Super Bowls XXXV, XXXVIII and XLI, NCAA college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, college football, PGA TOUR golf, including the Masters® and PGA Championship, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, as well as all additional programming, including CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR.

     

    In addition to his duties at CBS Sports, Bryant works closely with production efforts at Showtime, CBSSports.com and CBS Sports HQ.

     

    Prior to joining CBS Sports, Bryant served as a producer for WBIS-TV producing halftime and post-game shows for New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils games, as well as sports features and updates for the network’s business shows. He worked three years as a feature producer producing over 100 features for Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, the host broadcaster for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games (1994-96). From 1991-94, Bryant served as a production assistant at NBC Sports where he worked three seasons of NFL and NBA, as well as the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. While at NBC Sports, he also worked on events including world figure skating championships in Prague, the French Open and Notre Dame football.

     

    Bryant began his career in 1987 working for WWOR-TV as a news and sports production assistant for all New York Mets home games. In 1990 he served as a line producer for the start up sports network, Sports News Network.

     

    Bryant graduated from Rutgers University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a concentration in television.

     

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  • Kelly Dunne

    Executive Vice President, CBS Sports Marketing

    Kelly Dunne was named Executive Vice President, CBS Sports Marketing in April 2015 after having served as Senior Vice President, CBS Sports Marketing since 2012. She was previously Senior Vice President, Marketing and Creative Services, CBS Sports Network. Dunne has been with CBS Sports Network since its inception, joining the Network as Vice President, Creative Services in August 2002.  

    Dunne has over 20 years of experience in sports marketing and creative services.  She was responsible for creating the CSTV brand and identity and oversaw several re-brands – to CBS College Sports Network in 2008 and CBS Sports Network in 2011, both on and off-air. She served as executive producer on multiple brand campaigns and was responsible for strategy, creative and execution of ad sales and affiliate marketing.  Dunne also oversaw the network’s website and all online, print and social marketing. 

    Dunne currently oversees all marketing for CBS Sports across multiple platforms, including branding and on-air promotions.  She will continue to oversee CBS Sports Network’s on-air graphic look, interactive design and development and creative services, including the Network’s internal team of designers, producers, writers, web developers and creative talent.

    Prior to joining CBS Sports Network, Dunne served as Managing Director/Executive Producer at the Diecks Group, a broadcast design and marketing company.  There, she executive produced multiple campaigns and was the main liaison on all accounts, including Disney, Lifetime, Fox Networks, NFL and The Martin Agency. She was also responsible for day-to-day management of the company.

    Prior to the Diecks Group, Dunne worked in various capacities at ESPN marketing for ten years.  She worked across the affiliate marketing, ad sales marketing, special events marketing, creative services and on-air promos departments, and assisted in marketing campaigns and strategy for the launches of ESPN2, ESPNews and ESPN.com. In addition, she worked regularly with ESPN’s external creative and media agencies and was responsible for on –air promos, sales and support videos, and marketing materials.                                                 

    Dunne graduated from LeMoyne College (B.S. in business administration) and has two children, Jake and Lucy.

    Kelly Dunne was named Executive Vice President, CBS Sports Marketing in April 2015 after having served as Senior Vice President, CBS Sports Marketing since 2012. She was previously Senior Vice President, Marketing and Creative Services, CBS Sports Network. Dunne has been with CBS Sports Network since its inception, joining the Network as Vice President, Creative Services in August 2002.  

    Dunne has over 20 years of experience in sports marketing and creative services.  She was responsible for creating the CSTV brand and identity and oversaw several re-brands – to CBS College Sports Network in 2008 and CBS Sports Network in 2011, both on and off-air. She served as executive producer on multiple brand campaigns and was responsible for strategy, creative and execution of ad sales and affiliate marketing.  Dunne also oversaw the network’s website and all online, print and social marketing. 

    Dunne currently oversees all marketing for CBS Sports across multiple platforms, including branding and on-air promotions.  She will continue to oversee CBS Sports Network’s on-air graphic look, interactive design and development and creative services, including the Network’s internal team of designers, producers, writers, web developers and creative talent.

    Prior to joining CBS Sports Network, Dunne served as Managing Director/Executive Producer at the Diecks Group, a broadcast design and marketing company.  There, she executive produced multiple campaigns and was the main liaison on all accounts, including Disney, Lifetime, Fox Networks, NFL and The Martin Agency. She was also responsible for day-to-day management of the company.

    Prior to the Diecks Group, Dunne worked in various capacities at ESPN marketing for ten years.  She worked across the affiliate marketing, ad sales marketing, special events marketing, creative services and on-air promos departments, and assisted in marketing campaigns and strategy for the launches of ESPN2, ESPNews and ESPN.com. In addition, she worked regularly with ESPN’s external creative and media agencies and was responsible for on –air promos, sales and support videos, and marketing materials.                                                 

    Dunne graduated from LeMoyne College (B.S. in business administration) and has two children, Jake and Lucy.

  • Jeffrey Gerttula

    Executive Vice President, Digital, CBS Sports and CBS News and Stations

    Jeffrey Gerttula was promoted to Executive Vice President, Digital, CBS Sports and CBS News and Stations, in May 2022, overseeing all digital properties at CBS Sports as well as CBS News and Stations.

    He was named Executive Vice President for CBS Sports Digital in January 2018, and in May 2022 his role was expanded to oversee the integration of digital and streaming properties with CBS News and Stations. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital, CBS Sports, and Vice President, Programming, CBSSports.com, since joining CBS Sports in 2009.

    Gerttula leads the media business, product, design and engineering for CBS News and Stations and all of CBS Sports’ digital properties, which include CBS Sports HQ, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports mobile and TV apps, CBS Sports Fantasy, SportsLine, 247Sports, MaxPreps, ComicBook.com and PopCulture.com. He oversees all aspects of these properties including live and on-demand video programming, editorial content, product, technology and design across all digital platforms. In conjunction with CBS Sports, Gerttula also leads the acquisition and strategy for exclusive live sports rights in the Paramount+ streaming service and supports sports content streaming on Pluto TV.

    Under Gerttula’s leadership, CBS Sports Digital has grown to reach more than 90 million monthly active users, making it the second-largest sports group in the U.S. He also managed CBS Sports’ record-setting live streams of Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl 50 and Super Bowl XLVII on CBS Sports digital platforms.

    During Gerttula’s tenure, CBS Sports and Paramount+ have become the leading destination for men’s and women’s soccer fans in the U.S., featuring more than 2,500 live matches each year across an extensive portfolio of soccer properties, including UEFA club competitions, NWSL, Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers, Liga Profesional de Fútbol and Serie A. Gerttula helped CBS Sports secure a deal with UEFA to be the English-language home in the U.S. of the UEFA Champions League – the world’s most prestigious club soccer tournament – UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League beginning in 2020 through 2030. The 2022 UEFA Champions League final was the most-watched UEFA Champions League Final in history for English-language coverage in the U.S., and Paramount+ registered its most-streamed soccer match ever.

    Under Gerttula’s direction and development, CBS Sports HQ launched in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind, always-on streaming sports network offering fans new ways to digitally consume sports news and highlights like never before. The 24/7 digital network, easily accessible for free on connected devices, allows sports fans to watch full-day live, anchored coverage featuring game breakdowns and the day’s top sports storylines.

    CBS Sports has long been at the forefront of serving sports fans with sports betting content, and Gerttula strengthened SportsLine in 2015 to cement its place as the leading destination for information, analysis, projections, betting tools, odds and expert picks. Additionally, CBS Sports in 2020 announced a strategic partnership making William Hill the Official Sports Book and Wagering Data Provider across all CBS Sports platforms, extending its digital leadership in the sports betting space and reimagining fan engagement through a unique integration of sports betting, media, product and technology.

    Gerttula also led the acquisitions of Scout and 247Sports, the industry leader in college football, college basketball and recruiting analysis, and under his direction CBS Sports’ award-winning, multiplatform podcast network has also grown to become one of sports’ largest, with more than 65 shows and nearly 100 million downloads in 2021.

    In 2012, Gerttula won a Sports Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming for a 10-part web series ahead of the Showtime feature documentary “A Game of Honor” on the student-athletes participating in the Army-Navy football game.

    Gerttula holds a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

    Jeffrey Gerttula was promoted to Executive Vice President, Digital, CBS Sports and CBS News and Stations, in May 2022, overseeing all digital properties at CBS Sports as well as CBS News and Stations.

    He was named Executive Vice President for CBS Sports Digital in January 2018, and in May 2022 his role was expanded to oversee the integration of digital and streaming properties with CBS News and Stations. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital, CBS Sports, and Vice President, Programming, CBSSports.com, since joining CBS Sports in 2009.

    Gerttula leads the media business, product, design and engineering for CBS News and Stations and all of CBS Sports’ digital properties, which include CBS Sports HQ, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports mobile and TV apps, CBS Sports Fantasy, SportsLine, 247Sports, MaxPreps, ComicBook.com and PopCulture.com. He oversees all aspects of these properties including live and on-demand video programming, editorial content, product, technology and design across all digital platforms. In conjunction with CBS Sports, Gerttula also leads the acquisition and strategy for exclusive live sports rights in the Paramount+ streaming service and supports sports content streaming on Pluto TV.

    Under Gerttula’s leadership, CBS Sports Digital has grown to reach more than 90 million monthly active users, making it the second-largest sports group in the U.S. He also managed CBS Sports’ record-setting live streams of Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl 50 and Super Bowl XLVII on CBS Sports digital platforms.

    During Gerttula’s tenure, CBS Sports and Paramount+ have become the leading destination for men’s and women’s soccer fans in the U.S., featuring more than 2,500 live matches each year across an extensive portfolio of soccer properties, including UEFA club competitions, NWSL, Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers, Liga Profesional de Fútbol and Serie A. Gerttula helped CBS Sports secure a deal with UEFA to be the English-language home in the U.S. of the UEFA Champions League – the world’s most prestigious club soccer tournament – UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League beginning in 2020 through 2030. The 2022 UEFA Champions League final was the most-watched UEFA Champions League Final in history for English-language coverage in the U.S., and Paramount+ registered its most-streamed soccer match ever.

    Under Gerttula’s direction and development, CBS Sports HQ launched in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind, always-on streaming sports network offering fans new ways to digitally consume sports news and highlights like never before. The 24/7 digital network, easily accessible for free on connected devices, allows sports fans to watch full-day live, anchored coverage featuring game breakdowns and the day’s top sports storylines.

    CBS Sports has long been at the forefront of serving sports fans with sports betting content, and Gerttula strengthened SportsLine in 2015 to cement its place as the leading destination for information, analysis, projections, betting tools, odds and expert picks. Additionally, CBS Sports in 2020 announced a strategic partnership making William Hill the Official Sports Book and Wagering Data Provider across all CBS Sports platforms, extending its digital leadership in the sports betting space and reimagining fan engagement through a unique integration of sports betting, media, product and technology.

    Gerttula also led the acquisitions of Scout and 247Sports, the industry leader in college football, college basketball and recruiting analysis, and under his direction CBS Sports’ award-winning, multiplatform podcast network has also grown to become one of sports’ largest, with more than 65 shows and nearly 100 million downloads in 2021.

    In 2012, Gerttula won a Sports Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming for a 10-part web series ahead of the Showtime feature documentary “A Game of Honor” on the student-athletes participating in the Army-Navy football game.

    Gerttula holds a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

  • Patty Power

    Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering

    Patty Power was named Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering in April 2016. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Administration for CBS Sports Network, the first 24-hour college sports network.

     

    Power is responsible for the day-to-day management of Operations and Engineering including production management, technical management, network operations, commercial operations, post production and media services for all CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network’s broadcast and cable properties. She also is responsible for the technical production of over 350 remotes including Super Bowl LVIII, LV and LIII, the AFC Championship Game, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and Final Four, the Masters, PGA Championship and college football’s SEC Championship, hundreds of hours of studio and original programming annually on CBS Sports Network, as well as overseeing and facilitating all major operations-related deals. 

     

    Under Power's leadership, CBS Sports received the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Technical Team Event for Super Bowl LVIII in 2024.

     

    Power, an industry veteran and executive with wide-ranging knowledge of sports television start-ups, has extensive experience in operations, production planning and administration, and has been integral to CBS Sports Network’s growth and success since its inception.  She helped launch the independent Network (then CSTV), which debuted in April 2003 and was acquired by CBS in January 2006. Power helped establish and launch the network’s VOD product.  Under her direction, CBS Sports Network has grown into a multi-media leader in the industry, which is available to over 95 million households.  

     

    Power is responsible for the distribution and quality control of CBS Sports Network’s signal, including affiliate authorization, compliance, NOC and commercial operations.  Under her direction, CBS Sports Network built out a 20,000 square foot production facility at Chelsea Piers in New York City that included studio and post-production facilities, and a state-of-the-art digital archive management system.  In addition, she helped spearhead the CBS Sports Network’s upgrade to High Definition production programming and distribution.

     

    A five-time Emmy Award-winner, Power came to CBS Sports Network from Major League Baseball Productions, where she was Vice President of Operations.  In that role, she managed the day-to-day operations of the production unit,  served as the operations liaison with all 30 MLB teams, managed the footage and licensing department and oversaw the build out of MLB Production’s 25,000 square-foot, multi-level production facility in Chelsea Market in New York City.

     

    Prior to that, Power was Vice President, Operations for Classic Sports Network (ESPN Classic).  As the first employee hired in the Operations department, she was responsible for building the Operations and Engineering department that launched Classic Sports Network.  Power also worked at Showtime Networks as a Production Manager in Operations and at NBC Sports.  In addition, she served as a Production Manager for a variety of major events including the XXVI Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, Ga., the Three Tenors in Concert in Los Angeles, Calif. and Pavarotti in the Park, in Central Park in New York City.

     

    Power is an Executive Board Member of Sports Video Group and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She graduated from Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Power currently resides in New York City with her husband and son.

     

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    Patty Power was named Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering in April 2016. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Administration for CBS Sports Network, the first 24-hour college sports network.

     

    Power is responsible for the day-to-day management of Operations and Engineering including production management, technical management, network operations, commercial operations, post production and media services for all CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network’s broadcast and cable properties. She also is responsible for the technical production of over 350 remotes including Super Bowl LVIII, LV and LIII, the AFC Championship Game, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and Final Four, the Masters, PGA Championship and college football’s SEC Championship, hundreds of hours of studio and original programming annually on CBS Sports Network, as well as overseeing and facilitating all major operations-related deals. 

     

    Under Power's leadership, CBS Sports received the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Technical Team Event for Super Bowl LVIII in 2024.

     

    Power, an industry veteran and executive with wide-ranging knowledge of sports television start-ups, has extensive experience in operations, production planning and administration, and has been integral to CBS Sports Network’s growth and success since its inception.  She helped launch the independent Network (then CSTV), which debuted in April 2003 and was acquired by CBS in January 2006. Power helped establish and launch the network’s VOD product.  Under her direction, CBS Sports Network has grown into a multi-media leader in the industry, which is available to over 95 million households.  

     

    Power is responsible for the distribution and quality control of CBS Sports Network’s signal, including affiliate authorization, compliance, NOC and commercial operations.  Under her direction, CBS Sports Network built out a 20,000 square foot production facility at Chelsea Piers in New York City that included studio and post-production facilities, and a state-of-the-art digital archive management system.  In addition, she helped spearhead the CBS Sports Network’s upgrade to High Definition production programming and distribution.

     

    A five-time Emmy Award-winner, Power came to CBS Sports Network from Major League Baseball Productions, where she was Vice President of Operations.  In that role, she managed the day-to-day operations of the production unit,  served as the operations liaison with all 30 MLB teams, managed the footage and licensing department and oversaw the build out of MLB Production’s 25,000 square-foot, multi-level production facility in Chelsea Market in New York City.

     

    Prior to that, Power was Vice President, Operations for Classic Sports Network (ESPN Classic).  As the first employee hired in the Operations department, she was responsible for building the Operations and Engineering department that launched Classic Sports Network.  Power also worked at Showtime Networks as a Production Manager in Operations and at NBC Sports.  In addition, she served as a Production Manager for a variety of major events including the XXVI Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, Ga., the Three Tenors in Concert in Los Angeles, Calif. and Pavarotti in the Park, in Central Park in New York City.

     

    Power is an Executive Board Member of Sports Video Group and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She graduated from Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Power currently resides in New York City with her husband and son.

     

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  • Jen Sabatelle

    Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS Sports

    Jennifer Sabatelle was named Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS Sports, in January 2021. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Communications since 2013 and Vice President, Communications since 2010. Sabatelle oversees all communications functions for CBS Sports. In her position, she supervises the overall media relations efforts and strategy at CBS Sports and the CBS cable property CBS Sports Network, including corporate communications, social media and the promotion of all CBS Sports’ personalities and programming.

     

    In February 2019, Sabatelle oversaw the year-long promotion of Super Bowl LIII featuring shows across the CBS Corporation on multiple platforms including broadcast, cable and premium television and digital leading up to exclusive game coverage of Super Bowl LIII. In 2016, Sabatelle also oversaw the year-long promotion of the landmark Super Bowl 50 featuring shows from nine CBS divisions with week-long, around-the-clock coverage from San Francisco and the Bay Area. She also led the promotion of a comprehensive redesign of CBS Sports’ iconic logo that implemented a new on-air graphics look for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network which debuted as part of the Network’s Super Bowl Week programming and Super Bowl 50. In addition, when CBS acquired the rights to the NFL’s new THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL package in 2014, Sabatelle planned and oversaw the execution of the corporation-wide extensive media plan for the primetime property.

     

    Under Sabatelle’s guidance, CBS Sports and Turner Sports collaborated in 2011 on the most extensive and unprecedented media strategy for the new landmark 14-year partnership to broadcast the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship until 2024. Sabatelle directed the multimedia partnership with CBS Sports, Turner Sports and the NCAA to address the wide-ranging issues surrounding the introduction of the brand new model for the way the NCAA Tournament was presented on television with every game seen in its entirety on four channels across two networks.

     

    Additionally, in her role, Sabatelle oversaw and implemented the announcement and strategy of multi-year deals between CBS Sports and the PGA TOUR in 2020 keeping the network as the dominant broadcast partner, and CBS Sports and the PGA of America in 2018, keeping the PGA Championship on CBS until 2030.

     

    Sabatelle helped institute all social media for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, working closely with CBS Interactive and executives, talent and production on education, promotion, branding and breaking news on all properties. In addition, she works closely with all the communication divisions within the CBS Corporation including CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Radio to cross promote and unify press and breaking news.

     

    Sabatelle planned and coordinated the media strategy for the rebranding of CSTV to CBS College Sports Network in 2008 and of CBS College to CBS Sports Network in 2011. Both successful rebranding efforts resulted in significant coverage that has contributed to the Network growth across all fronts.

     

    In 2019, Sabatelle was named one of the Cynopsis Top Women in Sports for “Sports Centric Brands,” honoring an executive who has demonstrated an innovative approach to connecting with and engaging the sports audience.

     

    Prior to serving as Vice President of communication, Sabatelle was Director, Communications, CBS Sports, since 2007. In that role, she was responsible for CBS Sports’ college-related properties, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the SEC ON CBS and regular-season basketball. In addition she oversaw the publicity efforts for CBS College Sports Network. Sabatelle also worked closely with Showtime Sports on promotion for the CBS Sports-produced INSIDE THE NFL.

     

    Sabatelle served as the liaison between CBS Sports and CBS’s affiliated television stations. In addition, she contributed to the publicity efforts for the Network’s coverage of the NFL, PGA TOUR, including the Masters, the PGA Championship, the CBS SPORTS SPECTACULARS and other ancillary programming. Sabatelle was promoted to Manager, Communications, in October 2006 after joining the CBS Sports Communications Department in May 2002, as Senior Press Representative, working on promotion of the personalities and programming related to NCAA basketball, SEC football and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

     

    She joined CBS Sports in May 2000 as Coordinator of Programming and Marketing. In her role she was responsible for coordinating more than 600 hours of sports programming per year. In addition, she coordinated schedules and affiliate regionalization for the NFL and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and implemented NFL broadcast policies for the CBS Television Network. She also managed web inventory for NFL, NCAA, and AOL on CBS.com and CBSSportsline.com.

     

    Sabatelle joined CBS Sports, from the NFL where she was a Broadcast Assistant serving as a liaison between the League and its member clubs. In addition, she assisted in the construction of the NFL schedule and managed the NFL Instant Replay Communicators and Technicians. She began her career at Grey Advertising in Public Relations. A graduate of Ithaca College (B.A., Television-Radio), Sabatelle resides in New York City.

     

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    Jennifer Sabatelle was named Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS Sports, in January 2021. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Communications since 2013 and Vice President, Communications since 2010. Sabatelle oversees all communications functions for CBS Sports. In her position, she supervises the overall media relations efforts and strategy at CBS Sports and the CBS cable property CBS Sports Network, including corporate communications, social media and the promotion of all CBS Sports’ personalities and programming.

     

    In February 2019, Sabatelle oversaw the year-long promotion of Super Bowl LIII featuring shows across the CBS Corporation on multiple platforms including broadcast, cable and premium television and digital leading up to exclusive game coverage of Super Bowl LIII. In 2016, Sabatelle also oversaw the year-long promotion of the landmark Super Bowl 50 featuring shows from nine CBS divisions with week-long, around-the-clock coverage from San Francisco and the Bay Area. She also led the promotion of a comprehensive redesign of CBS Sports’ iconic logo that implemented a new on-air graphics look for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network which debuted as part of the Network’s Super Bowl Week programming and Super Bowl 50. In addition, when CBS acquired the rights to the NFL’s new THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL package in 2014, Sabatelle planned and oversaw the execution of the corporation-wide extensive media plan for the primetime property.

     

    Under Sabatelle’s guidance, CBS Sports and Turner Sports collaborated in 2011 on the most extensive and unprecedented media strategy for the new landmark 14-year partnership to broadcast the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship until 2024. Sabatelle directed the multimedia partnership with CBS Sports, Turner Sports and the NCAA to address the wide-ranging issues surrounding the introduction of the brand new model for the way the NCAA Tournament was presented on television with every game seen in its entirety on four channels across two networks.

     

    Additionally, in her role, Sabatelle oversaw and implemented the announcement and strategy of multi-year deals between CBS Sports and the PGA TOUR in 2020 keeping the network as the dominant broadcast partner, and CBS Sports and the PGA of America in 2018, keeping the PGA Championship on CBS until 2030.

     

    Sabatelle helped institute all social media for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, working closely with CBS Interactive and executives, talent and production on education, promotion, branding and breaking news on all properties. In addition, she works closely with all the communication divisions within the CBS Corporation including CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Radio to cross promote and unify press and breaking news.

     

    Sabatelle planned and coordinated the media strategy for the rebranding of CSTV to CBS College Sports Network in 2008 and of CBS College to CBS Sports Network in 2011. Both successful rebranding efforts resulted in significant coverage that has contributed to the Network growth across all fronts.

     

    In 2019, Sabatelle was named one of the Cynopsis Top Women in Sports for “Sports Centric Brands,” honoring an executive who has demonstrated an innovative approach to connecting with and engaging the sports audience.

     

    Prior to serving as Vice President of communication, Sabatelle was Director, Communications, CBS Sports, since 2007. In that role, she was responsible for CBS Sports’ college-related properties, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the SEC ON CBS and regular-season basketball. In addition she oversaw the publicity efforts for CBS College Sports Network. Sabatelle also worked closely with Showtime Sports on promotion for the CBS Sports-produced INSIDE THE NFL.

     

    Sabatelle served as the liaison between CBS Sports and CBS’s affiliated television stations. In addition, she contributed to the publicity efforts for the Network’s coverage of the NFL, PGA TOUR, including the Masters, the PGA Championship, the CBS SPORTS SPECTACULARS and other ancillary programming. Sabatelle was promoted to Manager, Communications, in October 2006 after joining the CBS Sports Communications Department in May 2002, as Senior Press Representative, working on promotion of the personalities and programming related to NCAA basketball, SEC football and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

     

    She joined CBS Sports in May 2000 as Coordinator of Programming and Marketing. In her role she was responsible for coordinating more than 600 hours of sports programming per year. In addition, she coordinated schedules and affiliate regionalization for the NFL and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and implemented NFL broadcast policies for the CBS Television Network. She also managed web inventory for NFL, NCAA, and AOL on CBS.com and CBSSportsline.com.

     

    Sabatelle joined CBS Sports, from the NFL where she was a Broadcast Assistant serving as a liaison between the League and its member clubs. In addition, she assisted in the construction of the NFL schedule and managed the NFL Instant Replay Communicators and Technicians. She began her career at Grey Advertising in Public Relations. A graduate of Ithaca College (B.A., Television-Radio), Sabatelle resides in New York City.

     

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  • Dan Weinberg

    Executive Vice President, Programming

    Dan Weinberg joined CBS Sports in 2011 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Programming, managing all programming for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network.

     

    Weinberg is responsible for all programming acquisitions, strategy and scheduling across broadcast and cable, including all event and studio hours. In that capacity he manages the division’s relationships with various partners including the NFL, NCAA, Augusta National Golf Club, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, UEFA, SEC, Big Ten, Atlantic 10, American Athletic Conference, Big East, Mountain West, WNBA, NWSL, CONCACAF, Serie A, as well as Army and Navy, PBR, Big 3 and many more. He also works closely with Showtime Sports, CBSSports.com and Paramount+. 

     

    Before joining CBS Sports, Weinberg served as Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball, where he managed licensing for all hard goods, including trading cards, video games and novelties, oversaw corporate partnerships with approximately 200 authorized licensees in multiple product categories and managed contract negotiations.

     

    Prior to Major League Baseball, Weinberg spent four years at Six Flags, where he was Vice President of Entertainment, overseeing all entertainment and licensing for the parks. He created and managed live entertainment across the park system, negotiated third party vendor contracts for major show projects, partnered with Dick Clark Productions’ music archives to create films for the park theaters and coordinated the production of several original features for the Six Flags TV network. Weinberg also managed multi-million dollar licensing partnerships with entertainment brands such as Warner Brothers, DC Comics and MTV.

     

    Weinberg began his career as a production assistant at ESPN, working in various capacities during his 12 years at the company. He served as Executive Producer, ESPN Original Entertainment, where he created content to serve the company’s emerging media networks. And he was Coordinating Producer, ESPN Classic, where his responsibilities included overseeing more than 50 documentary-style programs.

     

    Weinberg is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. in Communication) and lives in Westfield, N.J. with his wife and four children.

     

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    Dan Weinberg joined CBS Sports in 2011 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Programming, managing all programming for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network.

     

    Weinberg is responsible for all programming acquisitions, strategy and scheduling across broadcast and cable, including all event and studio hours. In that capacity he manages the division’s relationships with various partners including the NFL, NCAA, Augusta National Golf Club, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, UEFA, SEC, Big Ten, Atlantic 10, American Athletic Conference, Big East, Mountain West, WNBA, NWSL, CONCACAF, Serie A, as well as Army and Navy, PBR, Big 3 and many more. He also works closely with Showtime Sports, CBSSports.com and Paramount+. 

     

    Before joining CBS Sports, Weinberg served as Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball, where he managed licensing for all hard goods, including trading cards, video games and novelties, oversaw corporate partnerships with approximately 200 authorized licensees in multiple product categories and managed contract negotiations.

     

    Prior to Major League Baseball, Weinberg spent four years at Six Flags, where he was Vice President of Entertainment, overseeing all entertainment and licensing for the parks. He created and managed live entertainment across the park system, negotiated third party vendor contracts for major show projects, partnered with Dick Clark Productions’ music archives to create films for the park theaters and coordinated the production of several original features for the Six Flags TV network. Weinberg also managed multi-million dollar licensing partnerships with entertainment brands such as Warner Brothers, DC Comics and MTV.

     

    Weinberg began his career as a production assistant at ESPN, working in various capacities during his 12 years at the company. He served as Executive Producer, ESPN Original Entertainment, where he created content to serve the company’s emerging media networks. And he was Coordinating Producer, ESPN Classic, where his responsibilities included overseeing more than 50 documentary-style programs.

     

    Weinberg is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. in Communication) and lives in Westfield, N.J. with his wife and four children.

     

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  • Ndidi Massay

    Vice President of Workplace Culture and Diversity Initiatives, CBS Sports

    In her role as Vice President of Workplace Culture and Diversity Initiatives for CBS Sports, Ndidi Massay drives the strategic planning, development, execution and measurement of CBS Sports’ initiatives for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Among her responsibilities is developing and executing tailored strategies, programs, and experiences that include diverse staffing, education, training, employee development, community engagement, social impact, and diverse content that together, cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture while promoting real transformation within CBS Sports. Additionally, Ndidi works closely with the Paramount Offices of Global Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility to align CBS Sports with Paramount Global efforts. 

    Ndidi joined CBS Sports after running her own consulting business where she provided Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) counsel, services and training to corporate entities, national governing bodies and collegiate athletic departments. She also served as the Commissioner of the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), AKA the New York Boxing Commission, for 5 years, where she set and regulated policies that govern professional combat sports to ensure safe and fair play throughout the state. Before joining the NYSAC, Massay helped launch the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), a nonprofit organization that works to improve race relations throughout sports by promoting understanding, respect and equality. Prior to RISE, Massay was a DEI consultant for the NFL where she advised senior management on diversity and inclusion trends, best practices and talent engagement strategies. 

    Ndidi also spent time as a business affairs executive for ABC News and both a business operations executive and editorial advisor for ESPN. Earlier in her career, she specialized in sports and entertainment law matters as an attorney. 

    Currently a member of the USA Wrestling Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Big Ten Conference Equality Coalition, Ndidi has served on numerous boards, including the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Sports Section, RISE and Beat the Streets New York. She is also a member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) and Women in Sports and Events (WISE). Massay has been recognized as a Betsy Magnes graduate, Game Changer by the Sports Business Journal, Top Women in Media by Cynopsis, one of the 100 most influential Black women in Sports by Sport Illustrated Ell-evate and a Big Ten Conference Impact Pioneer.

    Ndidi received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she led the softball team to the NCAA World Series as a catcher. She was inducted into Northwestern’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. She also received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, where she served as an assistant softball coach. Ndidi is admitted to practice law in New York and California.

    Ndidi resides in New York with her husband, Marc, and sons Miles and Mateo.

    In her role as Vice President of Workplace Culture and Diversity Initiatives for CBS Sports, Ndidi Massay drives the strategic planning, development, execution and measurement of CBS Sports’ initiatives for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Among her responsibilities is developing and executing tailored strategies, programs, and experiences that include diverse staffing, education, training, employee development, community engagement, social impact, and diverse content that together, cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture while promoting real transformation within CBS Sports. Additionally, Ndidi works closely with the Paramount Offices of Global Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility to align CBS Sports with Paramount Global efforts. 

    Ndidi joined CBS Sports after running her own consulting business where she provided Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) counsel, services and training to corporate entities, national governing bodies and collegiate athletic departments. She also served as the Commissioner of the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), AKA the New York Boxing Commission, for 5 years, where she set and regulated policies that govern professional combat sports to ensure safe and fair play throughout the state. Before joining the NYSAC, Massay helped launch the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), a nonprofit organization that works to improve race relations throughout sports by promoting understanding, respect and equality. Prior to RISE, Massay was a DEI consultant for the NFL where she advised senior management on diversity and inclusion trends, best practices and talent engagement strategies. 

    Ndidi also spent time as a business affairs executive for ABC News and both a business operations executive and editorial advisor for ESPN. Earlier in her career, she specialized in sports and entertainment law matters as an attorney. 

    Currently a member of the USA Wrestling Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Big Ten Conference Equality Coalition, Ndidi has served on numerous boards, including the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Sports Section, RISE and Beat the Streets New York. She is also a member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) and Women in Sports and Events (WISE). Massay has been recognized as a Betsy Magnes graduate, Game Changer by the Sports Business Journal, Top Women in Media by Cynopsis, one of the 100 most influential Black women in Sports by Sport Illustrated Ell-evate and a Big Ten Conference Impact Pioneer.

    Ndidi received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she led the softball team to the NCAA World Series as a catcher. She was inducted into Northwestern’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. She also received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, where she served as an assistant softball coach. Ndidi is admitted to practice law in New York and California.

    Ndidi resides in New York with her husband, Marc, and sons Miles and Mateo.

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