"Looks like Doogie Howser, acts like Morley Safer" - Steve Rushin, Sports Illustrated
“There’s a decent chance he could end up ruling the world someday.” - Bill Simmons, ESPN
Emmy award-winner, Graham Bensinger, is quickly becoming one of the sports community’s highly-regarded journalists. As creator and host of "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," it is Bensinger’s reputation as a journalist and businessman that has elevated the program to the forefront of the sports landscape. He not only hosts, but his company handles all aspects of the show, including production, syndication and ad sales. Now in its fifth season, “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” continues to deliver exclusive, long-form interviews and unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in sports.
This season, Bensinger features top current and former athletes including Charles Barkley, Caroline Wozniacki, Emmitt Smith, Ray Lewis, Aaron Rodgers and Dikembe Mutombo, among many others. Season five of the weekly show premiered September 6/7, 2014 through national, over-the-air syndication and regional sports television networks across the U.S., Yahoo! Sports, and through international television network Setanta Sports in Canada, Australia, Africa, Europe and Asia.
“In Depth with Graham Bensinger” now reaches more viewers than ever with 90 million households and 77% of the United States covered. The show’s compelling interviews and continually growing audience has helped attract corporate sponsors including Bud Light, Snickers, Subway, Bank of America, GEICO and Hugo Boss, among others.
While once sportscasting’s teen prodigy, Bensinger is now 28 with a resume that reads like that of a 30-year industry veteran. His list of interview subjects ranges from legends Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose, Jim Brown, Dan Marino, Pete Sampras, Joe Namath and John Madden, to prolific figures including Manny Pacquiao, Tony Romo, Clayton Kershaw, Dennis Rodman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Venus & Serena Williams, UFC President Dana White, Jimmie Johnson, Mike Krzyzewski, Shaun White, Barry Bonds, Tony Hawk, and Joe Torre. The most notable of his past interviews include spending time with Mike Tyson at his Las Vegas home, an interview which earned Graham an Emmy award, as well as an extensive interview with Kobe Bryant leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Click here to view the show’s sizzle reel.
In November 2005 at the age of 19, Bensinger secured an exclusive interview with Terrell Owens. It was Owens’ comments in the interview that led to his suspension from the Philadelphia Eagles for the final nine games of the NFL season. Bensinger was also granted rare interviews by OJ Simpson in February 2004 and July 2005.
At just 14, Bensinger was described as a “whiz kid” and “boy wonder” by national media when he first launched his career with an internet-based sports radio station he developed in 8th grade. In 2003, His show began airing on Sporting News Radio and moved to ESPN Radio the following year. “The Graham Bensinger Show” also aired on SIRIUS Satellite Radio for multiple years.
Bensinger’s work has aired on “SportsCenter,” “Outside the Lines,” “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “NFL Primetime,” “NFL Live,” and “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.” He has made guest appearances on programs such as “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and “Conan O’Brien,” among others.
Additional credits include:
- Contributor to ESPN.com (Interview of the Week “The Weekly Conversation” and “Page 2 Burning Questions,”) Fox Sports’ “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” and was ESPNU Sideline Reporter
- Contributor at NBC Sports
- Writer for Maxim, FHM Magazine, The Huffington Post
- Hosted “Time Out w/ Graham Bensinger,” a weekly commentary on News 10 Now in Syracuse from 2006 – 2008.