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Executive Profile: Rob Correa (CBS Sports)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 3:17 PM, under , ,

Athens, GA (Dec 4, 2007) - Rob Correa was named Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports in June 2000. This is his profile as published by CBS Sports.

Rob Correa joined CBS Sports as Vice President, Programming, in September. He is responsible for managing the division's acquisitions, scheduling and strategic planning for the NFL, golf, tennis, auto racing, winter sports, anthology programs, specials and other new sports programming.

Most recently, he was instrumental in reaching a new multi-year agreement with the PGA TOUR to extend its broadcast rights through 2012 and to remain the TOUR's dominant broadcast partner. In addition, Correa played a key role in extending CBS's agreement with the PGA of America for the rights to the PGA Championship through 2011.

Correa, who is responsible for the scheduling and planning of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the ATP Tour and other tennis events, also was instrumental in extending CBS's agreement with the United States Tennis Association to broadcast the U.S. Open through 2008.

He oversees the division's golf programming which includes more than 20 events and two of the four majors, the Mastersâ and PGA Championship. Since joining CBS Sports, Correa has been responsible for scheduling and developing a wide variety of sports properties, including NASCAR and the Pepsi 400, the first primetime auto race, "Ice Wars" and other primetime figure skating events, pre-Olympic anthologies, boxing and anthology programming with skiing, women's soccer, horse racing, gymnastics and track & field.

Correa joined CBS Sports from USA Network where during his 13-year career he created and secured the cable sports rights to the Ryder Cup, the Masters, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the French Open, world championship boxing, figure skating, college football and basketball and sports specials.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.A., English, 1979). Correa lives in Ridgefield, Conn. with his wife, Rosemary and four children.

Photograph courtesy of CBS Sports.

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