Harold Bryant

CBS Sports, EP and SVP, Production

In his current position since June 2014, Bryant oversees all creative aspects of production and editorial content for all sports programming at CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, including Super Bowl 50, the most-watched single broadcast in television history on an all-or-part basis; Super Bowl XLIV, the most-watched program in television history at the time; and Super Bowl XLVII. Bryant also oversees production of the Emmy Award-winning Inside the NFL on Showtime.

Bryant became the vice president of production in June 2008, and the executive producer and vice president of production in August 2011. A 25-time Emmy Award winner, he joined CBS Sports as a feature producer/associate producer in June 1997. In March 1999, he was promoted to coordinating producer for CBS Sports, overseeing content and quality control for all sports programming on the CBS Television Network. His responsibilities included overseeing production elements involving The NFL on CBS, including Super Bowls XXXV, XXXVIII, and XLI; NCAA basketball, including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship; college football; PGA TOUR golf, including The Masters and PGA Championship; the US Open tennis championships; and additional programming, such as CBS Sports Spectacular. Bryant has also worked closely with production efforts at Showtime and the CBS Sports Radio Network.

Prior to joining CBS Sports, Bryant served as a producer for WBIS-TV, producing halftime and postgame shows for New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and New Jersey Devils games; sports features; and updates for the network’s business shows. In addition, he worked for three years as a feature producer on more than 100 features for Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, the host broadcaster for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. Bryant served as a production assistant at NBC Sports, working three seasons of NFL and NBA, the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, world figure-skating championships in Prague, French Open tennis, and Notre Dame football.

Bryant began his career in 1987 working for WWOR-TV as a news and sports production assistant for all New York Mets home games. In 1990, he served as a line producer for the startup Sports News Network.

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