More Local Ladue Broadcast Talent: Jay Randolph, Jr., Frank Ladd & Graham Bensinger

Products of the sports, debate and broadcasting programs at Ladue Horton Watkins High.

One of the veterans of local sports broadcasting is Jay Randolph, Jr., also a graduate of Ladue High. Like his dad, Jennings Jr. is a specialist in the game they love, golf.  For years, Jay Junior, who grew up in Olivette was a sports anchor for KFNS Radio and covered all sports including golf, horse racing and the like.

He was a golfer for the Ladue Rams and graduated from the University of South Carolina on a golf scholarship. These days you can find Jay Randolph, Jr. on XM Radio, talking golf, of course.

Frank Ladd

Ladd, another Olivette native is a 1994 graduate of Ladue High. He’s done everything in local broadcasting and these days is the morning producer of the McGraw Millhaven Show on KTRS Radio, the Big 550.

Ladd began his broadcast career as a news/sports reporter for WIL Radio, working with two long-time veterans Jim Bafaro and Monica Adams. He has worked for both AM sports radio stations in St. Louis, KFNS, 590 the Fan and 1380 AM as an anchor, host and producer.

He spent some time with Metro Network’s St. Louis office (a national radio wire service providing traffic, news, weather and sports and entertainment to stations nation-wide).

Graham Bensinger

Bensinger went through Reed School, Ladue Middle and High School and is now a sports reporter/writer, contributing to ESPN and NBC Sports.

On his series "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," Bensinger conducts interviews with sportspeople.

“In Depth with Graham Bensinger” is a multi-platform sports video interview series (television, online, mobile) airing through Yahoo, sports and on regional sports television networks across the U.S.

The program also broadcasts on international television network Setanta Sports which airs in Europe, Australia, Africa, and Canada.

Prior to that, he worked as an NBC Sports and ESPN contributor, Bensinger’s career launched 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” began airing on SIRIUS Satellite Radio in 2006.

Bensinger’s work has aired on “SportsCenter,” “Outside the Lines,” “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “NFL Primetime,” “NFL Live,” “Cold Pizza,” 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 “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” among others.

Monday on Patch, read the first of a two part series with KMOV's Jasmine Huda, Ladue High graduate.


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