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"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 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
• 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.

Entries by Graham Bensinger

George Foreman on Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao, Wanting to Kill His Opponents in the Ring, and His Close Relationship With Muhammad Ali

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 3:30 PM

I recently sat down with Former heavyweight champion, George Foreman, at his 40-acre property in the outskirts of Houston, Texas. The interview is for the seventh episode of In Depth. He calls winning the gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics the fondest memory in his boxing career....

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Jerry Rice on the 49ers, Dedication to the Game, and Changing His Past if He Could

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 6:06 PM

I sat down with the legendary, Jerry Rice, in Redwood City, California. The interview is for the fifth episode of In Depth. One of eight children, the Hall of Famer recalls his humble beginnings in Crawford, Mississippi. He shares some memorable moments from his illustrious 20-year career from...

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Brian Urlacher on Retirement, Bears Fallout, Jay Cutler and His Tattoo Snafu

(8) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 10:23 AM

I sat down with Former NFL linebacker, Brian Urlacher, at his home in the Chicago suburbs. The interview is for the second episode of In Depth. Urlacher played his entire NFL career for the Chicago Bears until negotiations for a new contract failed at the end of the...

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Terrell Owens on Financial Loss, His Life Coach, Donovan McNabb, Retirement and Going Pro in Bowling

(4) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 1:06 PM

I recently sat down with Terrell Owens, eight years after our 2005 interview that resulted in his suspension from the Philadelphia Eagles. The interview is for the season premiere episode of In Depth. The wide receiver discusses his suspension from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005, and reflects on...

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Adrian Peterson on NFL Record, Arrest, Injury, Plans to Compete in Olympics, Expulsion From School, Tragic Deaths of Two Brothers

(11) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 7:40 AM

I recently sat down with the Vikings' Adrian Peterson at his Minnesota home. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. The star running back discusses his difficult childhood, touching specifically on the tragic deaths of two of his brothers and the imprisonment of his father....

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Tyler Hamilton: Lance Armstrong Said He'll Make My Life Hell

(55) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 5:44 PM

I recently sat down with cyclist Tyler Hamilton at his Montana home. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. Hamilton opens up about his use of illegal performance enhancing drugs and reveals details about the alleged illegal drug use of his former teammate and close...

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Broadcaster Joe Buck Discusses Charges of Nepotism, His Cancelled HBO Show, Why He Quit Twitter and Losing His Father

(4) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 3:50 PM

I recently sat down with announcer Joe Buck. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. The broadcaster of 14 World Series and three Super Bowls describes the intensity of calling play-by-play in front of a worldwide audience. Buck discusses getting his big break at 20-years-old,...

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Kobe Bryant Opens Up on Retirement, Phil Jackson, Dismissed Sexual Assault Charges and Shaquille O'Neal

(17) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 2:50 PM

I recently sat down with five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. In his only extensive interview leading up to the 2012 London Olympics, the Los Angeles Lakers' All-Star opens up about the likelihood he will retire soon. Bryant speaks...

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Matt Kemp: 'I Can Beat Magic Johnson in Basketball'

(8) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 10:45 AM

Matt Kemp says that he could beat new Dodgers' owner and NBA legend Magic Johnson in basketball: "I can beat him in basketball. Right now, I can beat him in basketball... He knows I can beat him in basketball... I heard he still has a great shot, but I have...

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Matt Kemp: "For Somebody to Say That I'd Just Given Up and Wasn't Trying Is Not True."

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 1:05 AM

I recently sat down with Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp at his Hollywood Hills home. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. The All-Star centerfielder reflects on his poor performance in 2010 and the criticism he received for his play. He also discusses his $160...

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Shaun White: I Was Mistaken for a Lady!

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 5:14 PM

I recently sat down with action sports superstar Shaun White. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. The two-time Olympic gold medalist shares the personal significance of becoming an Olympic champion and the challenges of being a two-sport athlete. White offers insight into his mindset...

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Tiger Woods' Ex-Caddy Steve Williams: "Our Relationship Obviously Deteriorated Very Quickly"

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 11:46 AM

I recently traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to sit down with Tiger Woods' former caddy Steve Williams for his first extensive interview since being fired by Tiger. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. Fired by Tiger in July, Williams opens up about Tiger's scandal,...

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Mike Tyson's Most Revealing Interview Ever?

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 11:20 AM

I recently sat down with boxing legend Mike Tyson for an episode of "In Depth." During the interview at his Las Vegas home over the course of two days, Tyson speaks about his tough childhood, becoming the heavyweight champ, losing everything, and his life today. He additionally goes...

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Bernard Hopkins on 5 Years in Prison, Drug Addict Father and Being Oldest Champion in Boxing History at 46-Years-Old

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 3:06 PM

I recently sat down with boxer Bernard Hopkins for an episode of "In Depth." The 46-year-old recently surpassed George Foreman as the oldest boxer to win a championship. Hopkins, nicknamed "The Executioner," talks about his physical and mental fight preparation, plus his extremely disciplined diet. Hopkins also reflects...

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UFC's Dana White on Alcoholic Dad, Donald Trump, the Mob, John McCain & New York

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 4:43 PM

I recently sat down with UFC President Dana White for an episode of "In Depth." White discusses why the new deal with Fox Sports means so much to him, his worldwide expansion plans for The Ultimate Fighting Championship and how his aggressive personality has helped the company grow...

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Dennis Rodman Talks Anderson Cooper's Sexuality and Sex with Madonna and Carmen Electra

(15) Comments | Posted September 16, 2011 | 2:28 PM

I recently sat down with NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman for an episode of "In Depth." Rodman discusses his emotional speech during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and why he was unable to hold back the tears. "The Worm" looks back at his NBA career and...

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Yao Ming's First Interview Since Retirement

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2011 | 11:00 AM

I recently traveled to Shanghai, China to sit down with Yao Ming for his first extensive interview since his July retirement for an episode of In Depth. The former Houston Rockets' center opens up about what led to his decision to retire, shares the experience of first moving...

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Ozzie Guillen Talks Tough Childhood, Drunken Interviews, and Sean Penn

(3) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 9:18 AM

I recently sat down with Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen for an episode of In Depth. The outspoken skipper, who led the White Sox to their 2005 World Series win, holds nothing back while explaining his volatile relationship with General Manager Kenny Williams and where his future...

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Travis Pastrana's Craziest Weekend

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 1:14 PM

Extreme sports legend Travis Pastrana rightfully calls this coming weekend the craziest of his life. He'll be making his NASCAR debut in Indianapolis on Saturday, yet he's competing in X Games' events in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday and Sunday.

I recently sat down with Pastrana for an episode...

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Floyd Landis Alleges Lance Armstrong Drug Use

(124) Comments | Posted July 20, 2011 | 5:10 PM

Former cyclist Floyd Landis sits down for his first extensive television interview since admitting to drug use. The 2006 Tour de France winner, who was later stripped of his title, talks about the doping scandal that ruined his career. During the exclusive interview, Landis discusses former teammate Lance Armstrong, claiming...

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