PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
Vice President, Talent, Production Planning & Development, CBS Sports
Ross Molloy was named Vice President, Talent, Production Planning and Development in June 2013 for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network after serving as Vice President, Remote Production for CBS Sports Network from 2006-12. In his current role, Molloy oversees all CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network talent, which includes recruitment, assignments, feedback and development. He also is responsible for helping incubate, find, develop and deploy new and advanced technologies including Next Gen Stats on the NFL, various tracing technology on golf, 4D Replay, Green Reader Technology, as well as virtual reality for all network and cable sports broadcasts. Molloy began in the CBS Sports family with CBS Sports Network’s (CSTV – College Sports Television) launch in 2003 where he served as a coordinating producer until 2006 producing college football, basketball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and water polo including several Division I, II and III national championships in these sports. Prior to joining CBS, Molloy served as a producer, associate producer and broadcast associate at ABC Sports from 1994-2003 where he covered college football (including four National Championship games); auto racing (10 Indianapolis 500); golf (U.S. Open and British Open), horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Little League World Series and the Rose Parade. A two-time Emmy Award-winner, Molloy earned a degree from St. Lawrence University in 1998 where he was a four-year letterman and captain of the varsity tennis team in his junior and senior years and was nationally-ranked in the Top 30 in the country of Division III tennis. He and his wife, Kimberly, along with their kids, Selby and Thomas, reside in Darien, Conn.
Vice President, Remote Engineering & Planning, CBS Sports
Michael Francis joined CBS Sports in July of 2016 to oversee remote engineering. He leads all technical planning for the marquee events on CBS including Super Bowls, the Masters, the PGA Championship, the Final Four, and the SEC Championship. In addition to his engineering responsibilities, Francis also helps find and implement new technologies to all of CBS Sports’ properties. Prior to joining CBS, Francis spent 14 years working in live sports and entertainment broadcasting for companies such as Game Creek Video, serving as the director of technology, engineering manager, and engineer-in-charge. He also served as the engineer-in-charge for Mobile TV Group. At Game Creek Video, Francis played an integral role in the design and configuration of the first uncompressed IP router truck, Encore. He was also part of the leadership team for live telecasts such as The Masters, the PGA Championship, the US Open, the World Series, the NBA Finals, and the College Football National Championship.
Vice President, Remote Technical Operations, CBS Sports
Jason Cohen joined CBS Sports in 2018 and serves as the Vice President of Remote Technical Operations for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. He manages the CBS Sports remote broadcast facilities and technical management which includes management of the television mobile units, field technical managers and broadcast equipment. Cohen came to the Network with a strong background in researching, studying, implementing and executing various television enhancement breakthroughs in order to give the Production department more tools and technologies to enhance their story telling for the viewers. His career is highlighted by 15 years of work at HBO Sports, where he won two Emmy Awards and served a similar role of Vice President of Sports Production. After graduating from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Cohen also served stints in local news in Las Vegas and ESPN in Bristol, Conn. Born November 8, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio, he now currently resides in Syosset, N.Y. with his wife, Lori, son, Jack, daughter, Molly and dog, Brody.