Sean McManus (television executive)

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This article is about the CBS television executive. For other people of this name, see Sean McManus (disambiguation).

Sean J. McManus (born February 16, 1955) is the Chairman of CBS Sports and was the President of both CBS Sports and CBS News from 2005 to 2011. He is the son of sportscaster Jim McKay.[1] Sean graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School, a private Jesuit high school in Fairfield, Connecticut. Sean McManus began his career at ABC News in 1977 following his graduation from Duke University.

Sean McManus was closely associated with Roone Arledge and has paralleled Arledge's path from managing sports broadcasting to managing both sports and news broadcasting.

McManus led the CBS Corporation’s efforts in re-acquiring broadcast rights to the National Football League in January 1998 and, in November 2004 with Leslie Moonves, re-negotiated the contract to retain the rights for CBS until 2011. He serves as executive producer overseeing all aspects of CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL, including production, on-air talent, advertising and promotion.

Sean McManus lives in Connecticut with his wife and children.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Andrew Heyward
CBS News President
2005-2011
Succeeded by
Jeff Fager