David Berson has been promoted to President of CBS Sports. He will continue to report to CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus and will be involved in all aspects of CBS Sports’ day-to-day management and will also continue to lead CBS Sports Network. Berson joined CBS Sports in 2011 as EVP, CBS Sports and President, CBS Sports Network. “David’s contributions and expertise in all areas of our business, including programming, production and business affairs, have managed to exceed our high expectations since he joined CBS Sports,” said McManus. “This is a natural evolution for David to assume additional responsibilities at CBS Sports, working alongside me on the day-to-day management of both CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network.” Since joining CBS Sports after 16 years at ESPN, Berson spearheaded CBS Sports Network’s rebrand (previously CBS College Sports Network). In addition, Berson bolstered the network’s programming, more than doubling the number of live hours, while launching such shows as NFL Monday QB, the first NFL programming to be featured on CBS Sports Net, Rome and Lead-Off. Berson also added new programming for CBS Sports Network around CBS Sports’ major events including Super Bowl XLVII, the NCAA Final Four, The Masters, PGA Championship and U.S. Open Tennis Championship. Berson also was instrumental in bringing to the company popular sports personalities Jim Rome and Doug Gottlieb. Under Berson’s leadership, CBS Sports Network’s distribution also has increased more than 25% and the network earned its first-ever Emmy.
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