CBS Sports Chairman To Get NYF Achievement Award


New York Festivals TV & Film Awards will honor the Chairman of CBS Sports with the twelfth annual New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes prominent industry leaders, innovators, and driving forces in the broadcast industry whose accomplishments have advanced their field and made a lasting impression on the industry.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award, which is a tribute to the outstanding women and men with whom I’ve worked alongside my entire career,” said honoree Sean McManus. “I have been fortunate to have some of the greatest mentors in sports television history and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to them all. It all goes back to the enormous influence my father had on my personal and professional life. Without the guidance from him and my mom and finally the constant support and love from my wife Tracy and my children, Maggie and Jackson, I would never have been in a position to receive this incredible honor.”

McManus was named Chairman of CBS Sports in February 2011 and served as President of CBS News and Sports for more than five years before taking his current role.

McManus was named President, CBS Sports, in November 1996 and President, CBS News, in October 2005 and is only the second person at any network to hold both division titles simultaneously. (Roone Arledge held both at ABC from 1977-86.)

McManus also serves as executive producer for INSIDE THE NFL, which moved to Paramount+ this year after 13 years on SHOWTIME.


The 2022 New York Festivals Storyteller’s Gala will be a virtual event taking place on April 26th in association with the annual NAB Show. Award-winning entries will be showcased at the Storytellers Gala.