Graham Bensinger

Sports writer

"Looks like Doogie Howser, acts like Morley Safer" - Steve Rushin, Sports Illustrated

"Asks well-articulated questions" - Michael Smerconish, Philadelphia Daily News

“There’s a decent chance he could end up ruling the world someday.” - Bill Simmons, ESPN

At the age of 27, 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," Bensinger continues to deliver sports’ biggest names through exclusive interviews and unprecedented access. Season Four of “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” airs thru national over-the-air syndication and regional sports television networks across the U.S., thru Yahoo! Sports, thru Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, and thru international television network Setanta Sports in Australia, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Now in its 4th season, In Depth with Graham Bensinger reaches more viewers than ever with 80 million households and 70% of the United States covered.

Bensinger’s experience is more like that of a seasoned veteran. His list of interview subjects reads like a “Who’s Who” of sports’ most notable figures ranging from legends Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose, Jim Brown, Dan Marino, Pete Sampras, and John Madden, to today’s newsmakers including Manny Pacquiao, Barry Bonds, Ozzie Guillen, Tony Romo, Yao Ming, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Venus & Serena Williams, Aaron Rodgers, Commissioner David Stern, Joe Namath, Jimmie Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Mike Krzyzewski, Shaun White, 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 leading up to the Olympics with Kobe Bryant.

In November 2005 at the age of 19, Bensinger secured an exclusive one-hour 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.

Previously working as an NBC Sports and ESPN contributor, 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 August 2003, Bensinger’s 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 in 2006 and 2007.

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 (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
• 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.

Bensinger, a native of St. Louis, MO, attended Syracuse University and has traveled extensively internationally.