JIM RIKHOFF (Replay Producer
Jim Rikhoff serves as a producer for CBS Sports’ golf coverage including the Masters and the PGA Championship. He also was named lead game producer of THE NFL ON CBS in April 2017 and produces CBS Sports’ marquee games on Sundays. He joins director Mike Arnold on the lead production team, working with the lead NFL ON CBS announce team of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson. He produced Super Bowl LIII (2019), and will produce Super Bowl LV in February 2021. Rikhoff produced the CBS Television Network’s Thursday Night Football package for one season (2017). Rikhoff previously served as replay director for the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLI, XLIV, XLVII and Super Bowl 50.
Rikhoff joined CBS Sports in 1985 and has since worked on every major event at the Network. He began producing NFL games in 1998 when CBS re-acquired the NFL broadcast rights and produced NFL games with the announce team of Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl. In addition, for three seasons (2014-16) he served as replay producer for Thursday Night Football, and served as replay director for the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLI, XLIV, XLVII and Super Bowl 50.
An 11-time Emmy Award-winner, he joined CBS Sports as a researcher and was promoted to broadcast associate in 1986 and then associate director in 1990. In 1991, Rikhoff assumed a full-time role as associate producer/director for CBS’s golf coverage. He also has served as videotape producer for the Network’s golf coverage including the Masters and PGA Championship. Rikhoff covered the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship since 1987. His credits include associate director of THE NFL TODAY (1990-93), the Daytona 500, Major League Baseball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Rikhoff also served as an associate producer (1992, 1994) and producer (1998) for the Network’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, Lillehammer, Norway and Nagano, Japan, respectively.
Born November 1, 1961, in Princeton, N.J., Rikhoff graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1985. He lives in Washington, Conn., with his son, Kellen, and daughter, Avery.
SELLERS SHY (Producer, Highlight Show)
Sellers Shy became staff at CBS Sports in 1997. In December, 2019 it was announced that following this golf season he would succeed Lance Barrow as the Network’s lead golf producer beginning in 2021.
Shy serves in many roles throughout CBS Sports’ golf coverage. The Emmy Award-winner works as replay producer, associate director and producer for the PGA TOUR, the Masters and PGA Championship Highlight Shows, Masters Preview, Asia Pacific Amateur Championship and Latin America Amateur Championship. He also currently serves as producer for THE NFL ON CBS, NCAA Basketball on CBS, and Navy football on CBS Sports Network. A two-time high school golfer of the year and three-time golf state amateur qualifier, Shy started his career at CBS Sports as a golf spotter in 1987 at the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic and travelled to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway as a journalism intern. He has covered numerous events as a broadcast associate, associate director, or producer including the Masters, PGA Championship, PGA TOUR, THE NFL ON CBS, SEC ON CBS, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, and the 1998 Daytona 500. Born on December 2, 1971 in Memphis, Shy graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Mississippi in 1994, and following college he was mentored by 3 time major champion Dr Cary Middlecoff.
He has served on the board of the University of Mississippi Journalism School and currently has an endowment to the Broadcast Journalism Honors College. Shy is on the board of the PGA TOUR’s World Golf Championship FedEx St Jude Invitational and has served on the parents association board of Memphis University School. He lives in Memphis with his wife, Stephanie, and his three children Sellers, Edwin, and Gracie.
CHRIS SVENDSEN (Replay Producer)
Chris Svendsen joined CBS Sports in 1986 and has worked on golf since 1993. From 1999 to 2006 he directed the critically-acclaimed “LATE NIGHT” highlight shows. Svendsen produced the opening tease for the Masters from 1997 to 2010, and since 2006 has teamed up with Jim Nantz to produce the Emmy-nominated JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA series. He also has produced the "Official Film of the Masters" documentary for Augusta National since 2018. In addition to directing golf, THE NFL ON CBS, NCAA Basketball, and U.S. Open Tennis Championships, his list of credits as chief researcher, associate director and director include THE NFL TODAY, Daytona 500, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Final Four and Championship games, Major League Baseball, college football and the Olympic Winter Games (1992, 1994 and 1998). At the 1998 Olympic Winter Games he was a segment producer for the primetime show. He served as coordinating features producer for the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XXXV, Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl XLIV. Svendsen has produced CBS Sports’ horse racing coverage since 1999, including the 2006 Hambletonian, which was named the winner of the International Media Award as the world’s best harness racing television program. A seven-time Emmy Award-winner, Svendsen lives in Ridgefield, Conn.
TODD KERYC (Producer)
Todd Keryc serves as Coordinating Producer of Remote Production for CBS Sports Network, overseeing all live game production for college football and college basketball.
Keryc joined CBS Sports as an intern in 2003 and started full-time in 2004. He has worked as a researcher, broadcast associate, associate producer and producer on a variety of properties, including the NFL on CBS, SEC on CBS, The Masters, PGA Tour, PGA Championship, US Open Tennis, and NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four and Championship.
Keryc, a two-time Emmy Award winner, has worked three Super Bowls - including as a sideline producer for Super Bowl XLVII – eight Final Fours, nine Masters, and 10 PGA Championships.
He graduated from Columbia University and currently resides in Norwalk, Conn.
JIM CORNELL (Director, Highlight Show)
Jim Cornell serves as director of CBS Sports’ Masters Highlight Show since 2016 as well as director of CBS Sports’ PGA Championship Highlight Show since 2012. He joined CBS Sports in 1989 as a researcher. During his career with CBS Sports, Cornell has worked as a broadcast associate and associate director, before becoming a full-time director in 2009. Cornell directs CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL, college football, college basketball, the Masters, PGA Championship, college lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse. He has worked in various capacities on Super Bowls XXVI, XXXVIII, XLI, Super Bowl 50 and LIII; 11 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships, Dale Earnhardt’s sole Daytona 500 victory in 1998, figure skating coverage of the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, and the 2008 Army-Navy football game. From 2011-13, Cornell directed 3D coverage of the Masters. He was the coordinating director for the “world feed” for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships since 2005. Cornell is a six-time Emmy Award-winner and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vanderbilt
University. He lives in Darien, Conn. with his wife, Kelly, and their two sons, Kyle and Ryan.
BOB MATINA (Director)
Bob Matina, an 11-Emmy Award-winner, has covered the Masters as associate director, late night director and director since 1987. He also has directed the PGA Championship since 1991. Matina serves as the director of THE NFL TODAY. He joined CBS Sports in 1981 and directed THE NFL ON CBS from 1985-93. Matina served as director of THE SUPER BOWL TODAY studio show for Super Bowl XXXV, XXXVIII, XLI, XLIV, XLVII, 50 and LIII. He served as coordinating director of CBS Sports’ coverage of the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games, and also directed the Network’s primetime coverage in 1994 and 1998, and weekend daytime broadcasts in 1992. Matina was responsible for the placement of cameras and equipment at the Olympic venues, as well as coordinating many aspects of the Network’s production, including the studio sets and the development of new production equipment. He also served as CBS Sports’ liaison with ORTO, the host broadcaster of the Games, which provided the world feed. Matina’s other directing assignments have included THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, golf and college basketball broadcasts, as well as several winter sports competitions – figure skating, alpine skiing, ski jumping and speed skating. He was the producer of the Emmy Award-winning Lillehammer: An Olympic Diary in 1995. A 1978 journalism graduate of Syracuse University, Matina began his broadcast career the following year at WCNY‑TV Syracuse as a cameraman. He was born in Benton Harbor, Mich., and lives in Wyckoff, N.J., with his wife, Susan.
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