She wouldn’t call herself a “pioneer,” but CBS Sports Director Suzanne Smith definitely knows who she is. Whether directing an NFL game, US Open Tennis or NCAA Basketball, Suzanne is at the top of her game. I am so proud to have seen her grow at CBS Sports from a production assistant to one of our business’ top professionals. Suzanne is skilled and talented, and warm and generous.
I dropped by her production truck at last weekend’s Patriots vs. Jets game at Met Life Stadium, where we caught up on recent events. I found her in the “camera meeting” where she was talking with her camera crew, forecasting what the game could be like and the key players to cover. The broadcast was flawless, exciting and even went to overtime. It’s easy to see why I’m such a big fan.
She recently gained some notoriety in this Sports Illustrated profile. Please check it out!