Dan Weinberg Named Senior VP, Programming at CBS Sports Network
Dan Weinberg has been named Senior Vice President, Programming of CBS Sports Network. Weinberg will lead CBS Sports Network’s programming department, working closely with CBS Sports, Showtime Sports and CBSSports.com.
“Dan brings a wealth of experience with a strong track record as an innovator and deal maker,” said David Berson, executive vice president, CBS Sports and president, CBS Sports Network, and to whom Weinberg will report. “I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to grow CBS Sports Network and expand our programming.”
Weinberg, who most recently served as Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball, comes to CBS Sports Network with 17 years of experience in the industry. While at Major League Baseball he managed licensing for all Hard Goods including trading cards, video games and novelties, oversaw corporate partnerships with approximately 200 authorized licensees in multiple product categories and managed contract negotiations.
Prior to Major League Baseball, Weinberg spent four years at Six Flags, where he was Vice President of Entertainment, overseeing all entertainment and licensing for the parks. He created and managed live entertainment across the park system, negotiated third party vendor contracts for major show projects, partnered with Dick Clark Productions’ music archives to create films for the park theaters and coordinated the production of several original features for the Six Flags TV network. Weinberg also managed multi-million dollar licensing partnerships with entertainment brands such as Warner Brothers, DC Comics and MTV.
Weinberg began his career as a production assistant at ESPN, working in various capacities during his 12 years at the company. Most recently he served as Executive Producer, ESPN Original Entertainment, where he created content to serve the company’s emerging media networks. Previously Weinberg was Coordinating Producer, ESPN Classic, where his responsibilities included overseeing more than 50 documentary-style programs.
Weinberg, who assumed his new role on Dec. 5, is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. in Communication).