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CBS Sports names David Berson president

David Berson, president of CBS’ sports cable network, has been promoted to president of CBS Sports as well.

Berson fills a slot that has been vacant since 2011 when Sean McManus was promoted from president to chairman of CBS Sports.

“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,” McManus said in a statement.

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Berson, who will continue to report to McManus, joined CBS in 2011 to oversee the CBS Sports Network. Since then, he also became something of a strategist for the entire unit and formed a close bond with McManus.

“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.
Berson joined CBS from ESPN, where he spent 16 years and rose to executive vice president of program planning and strategy.

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