PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

 

JIM RIKHOFF (Videotape Producer)

Jim Rikhoff serves as videotape producer for CBS Sports’ golf coverage including the Masters® and the PGA Championship.  He also serves as producer for THE NFL ON CBS and served as replay director for the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLI, XLIV and XLVII.  A six-time Emmy Award-winner, Rikhoff joined CBS Sports in 1985 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 covered the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship since 1987. Rikhoff’s credits include associate director of THE NFL TODAY (1990-93), the Daytona 500, Major League Baseball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. He also served as an associate producer (1992, 1994) and producer (1998) for the Network’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games.  Born November 1, 1961, in Princeton, N.J., Rikhoff graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University in 1985 with a degree in Journalism and Psychology.  He lives in Washington, Conn., with his son, Kellen, and daughter, Avery.

 

 

BOB MANSBACH (Highlight Show Producer)

Bob Mansbach has produced the Masters® highlight show since 1983 and the PGA Championship highlight show since 1991.  His assignment for the first two days of the PGA Championship is to condense the day’s play, interviews, features and studio segments into a 30-minute highlights program.  A nine-time Emmy Award-winner, Mansbach has considerable experience producing highlights programs.  He produced the Network's late-night broadcasts of the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games, as well as the "U.S. Open Tennis Highlights" show for six years.  Since 1990 Mansbach serves as coordinating producer in charge of CBS Sports’ U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which was nominated for Emmy Awards for 2002 (Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi to win his fifth U.S. Open title) and in 1991 (Jimmy Connors’ run to the semi-finals).    CBS Sports received Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2010 for its U.S. Open coverage, winning the George Wensel TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for its use of “FloMotion” digital technology in 2009 and 3D broadcasts in 2010. In addition, CBS Sports received the 2005 USTA Media Excellence Award and was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for the women’s final in 2001. Mansbach joined CBS Sports in 1981 as a writer and features producer. He also serves as producer of THE NFL ON CBS, college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.  His credits at CBS include replay director for the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLI, XLIV and XLVII, as well as contributing to coverage of Super Bowl XVI, XVIII, XXIV, XXVI, XXXV and XXXVIII. Mansbach’s other credits include producer of college football, speed skating at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, and Major League Baseball.  Mansbach also produced AT THE HALF for the Network's NBA coverage (1983-88).  A 1978 Journalism graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, Mansbach began his broadcasting career at San Francisco's KNBR Radio as a tennis play-by-play announcer.  Later he became the voice of Wimbledon Radio Network and provided play-by-play for television coverage of many pro tennis tournaments.  Mansbach was born October 10, 1955, in San Francisco and lives in New York City, with his wife, Jody, and their two children, Allison and Jonathan. 

 

 

JIM CORNELL (Director, Highlight Show)

Jim Cornell has served as director of CBS Sports’ PGA Championship Highlight Show since 2012.  He joined CBS Sports in 1989 as a researcher.  During his 25 years 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, U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the Masters®, PGA Championship, college lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse.  He has worked in various capacities on Super Bowls XXVI, XXXVIII and XLII; nine NCAA Men’s Division I 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 has been the coordinating director for the “world feed” for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships since 2005.  Cornell is a four-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. 

 

 

CHRIS SVENDSEN (Replay Director)

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 starring Gary McCord and David Feherty.  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.  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 four-time Emmy Award-winner, Svendsen lives in Ridgefield, Conn., with his wife, Donna, and two children. 

 

 

BOB MATINA (Director)

Bob Matina, a seven-time 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 (2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013).  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 WCNYTV Syracuse as a cameraman.  He was born in Benton Harbor, Mich., and lives in Wyckoff, N.J., with his wife, Susan.  They have two children. 

 

 

DAVID WINNER (Producer)

David Winner has been part of CBS Sports' golf production team since 1984.  He has served as producer for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships since 1981, as well as the Network's college basketball regular-season and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship studio shows.  As the Network's lead producer for figure skating, Winner's credits include the 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games, as well as several additional skating specials.   He also produced the primetime broadcasts and Opening Ceremony at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.  As senior producer, CBS Sports (1989-91), Winner was responsible for the overall editorial content of the Network’s wrap-around programs.  He joined CBS in 1980 and has won three Emmy Awards as a producer of NFL broadcasts, one for his role in the 1990 NCAA Tournament and one for his role in the 2004 Masters®. Winner has served as coordinating producer of CBS SPORTS SATURDAY/SUNDAY and coordinating producer of the 1987 Pan American Games.  His broadcast career began in 1974 at KNXT (now KCBS-TV), the CBS Owned television station in Los Angeles, where he was a production assistant and, two years later, a sports producer.  Winner is a 1972 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.  He was born February 21, 1949 in Gary, Ind. He lives in New York City.