Jennifer Sabatelle, CBS Sports
Senior vice president, communications
Sabatelle has been entrusted with guiding the CBS Sports brand in this era of media disruption. A key adviser to CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, Sabatelle started at CBS in March 2000 as a programming and marketing coordinator and was promoted to senior vice president of communications in December 2013. Sabatelle is not one to be at McManus’ side — CBS PR strategy frequently allows executives to speak to media without PR help. But she’s an important cog in CBS Sports’ business, someone who top executives rely on.