Senior Vice President, Production and Executive Producer
A 15-year televised-sports veteran and member of the network-management team since 2003, Bob Whyley will oversees all aspects of Tennis Channel’s live, first-run and tournament-coverage programming.
As the primary force behind all Tennis Channel match coverage, Whyley is responsible for special-event telecasts during US Open, Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open, Davis Cup and Fed Cup competition and the men’s and women’s year-end championships. He assigns all on-air talent, interacting with and managing a roster that includes tennis legends Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport, Tracy Austin and Jim Courier, as well as sports broadcasting veterans Bill Macatee, Mary Carillo, Ted Robinson, Ian Eagle, Bud Collins and many others. Whyley also oversees the multi-hour encore, highlight and news shows that air each day during the sport’s four majors: US Open Tonight, Wimbledon Primetime, French Open Tonight
and Australian Open Today
Whyley joined Tennis Channel as director of production in 2003 when the network launched, and has managed the production department’s operational needs since then. He was promoted to coordinating producer in 2007 and vice president of production in 2008, when he saw to planning, scheduling and other process in conjunction with the network’s high-definition transition. Since then, Tennis Channel has heavily expanded its high-definition production to include all domestic tournaments and the four major, “Grand Slam” events.
Since 2007 Whyley has managed all domestic tournament production for Tennis Channel. This has involved producing the world feed, the official tournament telecast that is used by CBS, ESPN2 and all international networks, during almost all Olympus US Open Series events.
At Fox Sports Net in Los Angeles for five years before joining Tennis Channel, Whyley served as a production coordinator, production manager, associate producer or feature producer on that network’s coverage of a wide variety of competitions. These included ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tennis, NASCAR and Formula One auto racing, NCAA football, NCAA basketball, NBA Halftime Report, NFL Europe, and Major League Baseball.