Petitti receives Haverford award
Tony Petitti, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer, CBS Sports, will receive the prestigious Lawrence Forman Award on Saturday, May 27 from Haverford College. The award goes to a superior Haverford athlete who, through his or her career or volunteer time, has devoted a significant portion of their efforts to the betterment of society. Petitti was a standout catcher on the Haverford baseball team from 1980-83, including serving as co-captain in his junior and senior years. He was graduated from Haverford College in 1983 with a degree in economics and from Harvard Law School in 1986. Tony Petitti was named Executive Vice President, CBS Sports in December 2005 and oversees all day-to-day operations of CBS Sports. He was named Executive Producer, CBS Sports, in July 2002. He is also responsible for all creative aspects of production, including graphics, set design and camera coverage, and for the staffing of all production and talent personnel. Petitti also oversees editorial content for all sports programming including the National Football League and Super Bowl XXXVIII, the NCAA Men s Basketball Championship, the PGA TOUR, including the Masters and the PGA Championship, college football and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. A four-time Emmy Award winner, Petitti is responsible for instituting many critically acclaimed technological innovations such as StatTrax and GameTrax for the network s coverage of the NFL and SwingVision, the super-slow motion breakdown of golf swings. In 2000, he was honored by being named as one of Sports Business Journal s 40 Under 40 top executives in the industry.