"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 (29), 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 sixth season, the show continues to deliver exclusive, long-form interviews and unprecedented access to many of the biggest names in sports. This season, as recent examples, Bensinger spent a day with Shaquille O’Neal at his Orlando home, two days with Alex Ovechkin in his hometown of Moscow and toured decades of memories with Arnold Palmer at his office and warehouse in Latrobe, Pa.
Season six of “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” premiered September 2015 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. The weekly sports interview series now reaches more viewers than ever with 100 million households (a 13 percent increase over the previous season) and 81% of the United States covered. The show’s compelling interviews and continually growing audience has helped attract corporate sponsors including Bank of America, AT&T, Snickers, GEICO, Bud Light and Hugo Boss, among others.
While once sportscasting’s teen prodigy, Bensinger’s resume reads like that of a 30-year industry veteran. His list of interview subjects ranges from legends Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose, Jim Brown, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Pete Sampras, Charles Barkley and John Madden, to prolific figures including Tony Romo, Clayton Kershaw, Aaron Rodgers, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Venus and Serena Williams, UFC President Dana White, Shaun White, Barry Bonds, Tony Hawk and Steph Curry. The most notable of his past interviews include spending time with Mike Tyson at his Las Vegas home, an interview which earned Bensinger 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.
Bensinger will travel anywhere in the world to capture raw, honest conversations and to showcase his guests’ personalities beyond the sit-down interview setting. He’s taken the show to New Zealand to be the first to talk with Tiger Woods’ former caddie, Steve Williams, after the pair parted ways. He went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to tour Dikembe Mutombo’s new hospital and to the Philippines to talk with Manny Pacquiao as he was training for a fight.
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 with O.J. 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.