New CBS News Prez: From The Sports Div.

By Brian 

Today’s NYT asks CBS Sports personnel what their colleagues at CBS News should expect from Sean McManus. Some answers:

> Lance Barrow, the lead producer of golf and football for CBS Sports: “What News will learn is that Sean knows what producers and directors and on-air talent want; he knows what they’re going through.”

> CBS announcer Jim Nantz: “He came in and didn’t make sweeping changes.” The sports division had to increase its credibility, events and audience. “And as much as you’d like it to happen next Monday, it takes time to develop that attitude. We’re at that place right now, and Sean made that happen.”

> The N.F.L. Today host Greg Gumbel: “I’ve seen previous regimes where people seemed a bit lost,” but “Sean maintains terrific relationships with the N.F.L., the P.G.A. Tour and the N.C.A.A. You can’t put a price or a value on that.”