Sean McManus (television executive)

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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.[1] He is the son of sportscaster Jim McKay.[2] 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.


  1. ^ "Sean McManus". Crunchbase. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Kelly, Jacques. "Margaret Dempsey McManus dies at 89," The Baltimore Sun, Friday, October 16, 2009.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Andrew Heyward
David Kenin
CBS News President
CBS Sports President

Succeeded by
Jeff Fager
David Berson