SBJ/January 9 - 15, 2006/This Weeks Issue

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    Sean McManus is wearing two hats these days. As president of CBS Sports since 1996, he led the acquisition (and later renegotiation) by the network of broadcast rights to the NFL and extended its rights for the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament and the PGA Tour. As the new president of CBS News, he takes on a dual role made famous at ABC in 1977 by Roone Arledge, with whom McManus’ father, legendary sports broadcaster Jim McKay, collaborated. That same year, McManus began his professional career at ABC Sports as a production assistant before moving to NBC two years later as associate producer and to Trans World International in 1987 as senior vice president.

    McManus spoke recently with SportsBusiness Journal New York bureau chief Jerry Kavanagh.

  • People

    John Browne has been involved in pro baseball for most of his career, but now he has turned his focus toward the NHL and the Phoenix Coyotes. As executive vice president of business development for the Coyotes and Glendale Arena, Browne’s responsibilities include overseeing the corporate and suite sales departments of the Coyotes and Glendale Arena, managing the company’s relationship with the Bonham Group and working on Westgate City Center sponsorship opportunities with the Ellman Cos. and Clear Channel Spectacolor. Throughout his career Browne has had the good fortune of working with such stars as Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan and now Coyotes managing partner and coach Wayne Gretzky.

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