Bob Matina
Director, THE NFL TODAY, PGA ON CBS

Bob Matina serves as the director of THE NFL TODAY. He joined CBS Sports in 1981 and directed THE NFL ON CBS from 1985 to 1993.

 

Matina served as director of THE SUPER BOWL TODAY studio show for Super Bowls XXXV, XXXVIII, XLI, XLIV, XLVII, 50 and LIII (2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019). 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, including the Masters® and PGA Championship, and college basketball broadcasts, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, 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.

 

The eight-time Emmy Award winner began directing PGA TOUR events in 1988 and has worked as an associate director, late night director and co-director of the Masters® (1988-89, 1991-93 and 1997-present), and the PGA Championship (1991-1993 and 1997-present).

 

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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