U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

CBS SPORTS 2013 U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS PRODUCTION TEAM

 

 

BOB MANSBACH

Coordinating Producer, U.S. Open Tennis Championships

 

Bob Mansbach is working his 33rd U.S. Open Tennis Championships. This is his 24th year as coordinating producer in charge of CBS Sports’ live U.S. Open coverage which was nominated for Sports Emmy Awards in 2002 (Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi to win his fifth U.S. Open title) and in 1991 (Jimmy Connors’ run to the semifinals). 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 previously produced the U.S. Open highlight show for six years. Before that, he served for three years as a feature and associate producer and writer for the U.S. Open broadcasts. An eight-time Emmy Award-winning producer Mansbach joined CBS 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, and produces the Masters and PGA Championship highlight shows. Mansbach’s other credits at CBS Sports include producer of college football, speed skating at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games and Major League Baseball.  He also has produced AT THE HALF for the Network's NBA coverage (1983-88), and late night coverage of 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games.  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 Oct. 10, 1955, in San Francisco and lives in New York City, with wife, Jody, and their two children, Allison and Jonathan.

 

 

ROBERT FISHMAN

Lead Director, U.S. Open Tennis Championships

 

This is Bob Fishman’s 26th year as lead director for CBS Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and his 38th year with CBS Sports. He has served as lead director of CBS Sports’ college basketball coverage, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and Final Four since 1982.  Fishman also continues to serve as a director for the Network’s coverage of the NFL, which he has done for more than 27 years. Fishman directed figure skating at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics, as well as the ’98 Nagano, Japan Opening Ceremony. His auto racing credits include 20 years at the Daytona 500 (1979-2000), as well as various Formula One and Indy car races. Fishman was the first American director to utilize the Race Cam (remote controlled in-car cameras) when the technology was introduced to the U.S. by Australian engineers.  During his tenure at CBS Sports, he has directed the World Series (1992-93) and for many years, the NBA playoffs, The Belmont Stakes, College Football, the original NFL TODAY, the CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR anthology show, and countless horse races from coast-to-coast.  Fishman also directed swimming and track and field at three Pan American games. He has received 14 Emmy Awards, including six for the NCAA basketball tournament, as well as for the Daytona 500, U.S. Open Tennis, NFL football, THE NFL TODAY and the World Series. Fishman has also received two Eclipse Awards for horse racing coverage, and three Directors Guild of America awards. He has directed various CBS primetime skating specials, including the “Ice Wars” series, “Scott Hamilton, Back on the Ice” and in 1996, was nominated in the DGA’s  Music and Variety category for “Sergei Grinkov, Celebration of a Life.” Fishman also co-produced and directed “Dolphins, Whales and Us,” a CBS entertainment documentary, which was awarded the international Cine Golden Eagle award. Fishman began his career at CBS News as a production assistant in 1972, and moved to CBS Sports in 1975.

 

 

KEN MACK

Producer, U.S. Open Tennis Championships

 

This is Ken Mack’s 23rd U.S. Open for CBS Sports and 24th overall having previously worked at USA Network. Mack serves as producer for U.S. Open coverage and as producer for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day and served as producer of the Emmy-nominated U.S. OPEN LATE NIGHT SHOW for six years. He has produced features on Andre Agassi, Martina Hingis, Pete Sampras, Venus, Serena and Richard Williams during his career for CBS Sports’ U.S. Open coverage. His credits at CBS include producer for figure skating, college basketball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and the NFL and college football. In 2010, Mack produced CBS Sports coverage of the Final Four and Championship game in 3-D.  It was the first time the event was produced in 3-D.  Later that year, he also produced the first ever coverage of the U.S. Open in 3-D on CBS.  Mack has also served as producer for DirecTV’s coverage of the Masters® and PGA Championship. In addition, he is a producer for basketball and football at CBS Sports Network, including the cable Network’s extensive coverage of the U.S. Open qualifying tournament.  Mack has served as associate director on college basketball and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, Daytona 500, NFL, Tour de France, 1998 Olympic Winter Games, Masters®, PGA Championship and college football. He is a seven-time Emmy Award winner, most recently for work on the 2010 U.S. Open for 3D broadcasts of the tournament and 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, as well as 2009 U.S. Open for “FloMotion”, the 2009 NCAA Tournament and Tour de France (2001-2003). Mack began his career at CBS Sports as a broadcast associate, working on THE NFL ON CBS, THE NFL TODAY, the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games, Masters® PGA Championship, Major League Baseball, College World Series, college football and auto racing. Mack is a 1990 cum laude graduate of Harvard University, earning a bachelor’s degree in American History. He was born April 25, 1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio and lives in Bedford Hills, N.Y. with his wife, Laura, and two children, Ava and Ryan.


 

DAVID WINNER

Producer, U.S. Open Tennis Championships

 

David Winner has been a producer for CBS Sports' U.S. Open Tennis Championships since 1981. Winner also serves as the studio producer for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. He has produced the CBS Television Network's figure skating coverage of the 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games, as well as several additional skating specials. Winner was the producer for the primetime broadcasts and Opening Ceremony at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. He has won three Emmy Awards as the producer for NFL broadcasts and one for his role in the 1990 NCAA Basketball Championship.  Winner has served as senior producer, CBS Sports, with overall editorial responsibility for the Network's wrap-around programs. He joined CBS Sports in 1980 as a producer and served as coordinating producer for CBS SPORTS SATURDAY/SUNDAY. Winner started as a production assistant at KNXT-Los Angeles (now KCBS-TV) in 1974 and was named sports producer in 1976. He is a 1972 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. and was born Feb. 21, 1949 in Gary, Ind. Winner lives in New York City.