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CBS Sports Names Steve Karasik Coordinating Producer

Thursday, July 31, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 4:32 PM, under ,

Athens, GA (July 31, 2008) - Thirteen years ago, Steve Karasik joined CBS Sports as a Broadcast Associate. The University of Pennsylvania graduate, with a degree in communications and psychology in hand, came to the place known as Black Rock to begin his career in this entry level position.

Today, Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports and Harold Bryant, Vice President, Production, CBS Sports announced that Karasik has been promoted to Coordinating Producer, CBS Sports.

CBS Sports has promoted Steve Karasik, seen here in this 2004 photograph, to Coordinating Producer.
Photograph by David M. Russell/CBS. ©2004 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

In this new role, Karasik will be responsible for overseeing content and quality control for all sports production elements involving THE NFL ON CBS, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, college football, PGA TOUR golf, including the Masters® and PGA Championship, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, as well as all ancillary programming, including CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR and Showtime’s INSIDE THE NFL. He will report directly to Bryant.

“Steve is an extremely talented and creative producer, with a great understanding of the sports television business,” said Bryant. “His production knowledge and experience working on both our remote broadcasts and studio shows will make him a tremendous asset to our management team.”

A three-time Emmy Award-winner, Karasik He was promoted to Associate Director in 1998 and then Producer in 2006. Karasik has served as producer for CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. In addition, he also produced CBS College Sports Network’s college football broadcasts in 2007.

He was the senior associate director for CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XXXVIII and XLI and served as associate director for THE NFL ON CBS from 1999-2006. In 2004 and 2007, he produced and directed the Phil Simms “All Iron Team.” Karasik assumed a full-time role as associate director for CBS Golf coverage, including the Masters® and PGA Championship, in 1999. During his tenure at CBS Sports, Karasik also has covered the Daytona 500, U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.

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