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Sports Columnist, Analyst, Author and Podcaster; Editor-in-Chief for Grantland.com

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 Ben Simmons Biography

“The Sports Guy” Bill Simmons, is a columnist, author and podcaster whose prolific writings, rants and insights have become the voice for a generation of American sports fans.

Simmons is the Editor-in-Chief of Grantland.com, the sports and pop culture web site he created, which includes a mix of original columns, long-form features and blog posts by an accomplished and diverse lineup of the Internet’s leading writers and editors. Grantland.com, which launched in June 2011, is also home to every Simmons column and podcast published on ESPN.com.

A pioneer of sports writing on the Internet, Simmons is the most popular writer on ESPN.com, where his columns, podcasts and other content have been featured on the site’s Page 2: The Sports Guy’s World. With a signature style that reflects sports and pop-culture from the view of a deeply-engaged sports fan, Simmons’ informative and entertaining columns are read by millions each month, and his podcast, The B.S. Report, is the No. 1 sports podcast on iTunes, with more than 42 million downloads last year. He is also highly popular on Twitter, with more than 1.3 million followers.

Simmons is the author of the New York Times No. 1 best-selling book "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy," and "Now I Can Die In Peace: How The Sports Guy Found Salvation Thanks to the World Champion (Twice!) Red Sox."

Simmons also consults on original programs and projects for ESPN. He is a special contributor to ESPN’s newsmagazine "E:60," and he is an executive producer of ESPN’s critically acclaimed documentary series "30 for 30."

Simmons began writing for ESPN.com in 2001, and for seven years starting in 2002 he was the lead columnist for "ESPN The Magazine." Simmons also served as a writer for the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show on ABC from 2002 to 2004.

Before joining ESPN.com, Simmons hosted his own Web site, BostonSportsGuy.com, which began as a page on AOL’s Digital City Boston in 1997. He has also written for the "Boston Herald" and "Boston Phoenix."

Simmons received a Masters Degree in Journalism from Boston University and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Ben Simmons

Sports Columnist, Analyst, Author and Podcaster; Editor-in-Chief for Grantland.com

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Ben Simmons Biography

“The Sports Guy” Bill Simmons, is a columnist, author and podcaster whose prolific writings, rants and insights have become the voice for a generation of American sports fans.

Simmons is the Editor-in-Chief of Grantland.com, the sports and pop culture web site he created, which includes a mix of original columns, long-form features and blog posts by an accomplished and diverse lineup of the Internet’s leading writers and editors. Grantland.com, which launched in June 2011, is also home to every Simmons column and podcast published on ESPN.com.

A pioneer of sports writing on the Internet, Simmons is the most popular writer on ESPN.com, where his columns, podcasts and other content have been featured on the site’s Page 2: The Sports Guy’s World. With a signature style that reflects sports and pop-culture from the view of a deeply-engaged sports fan, Simmons’ informative and entertaining columns are read by millions each month, and his podcast, The B.S. Report, is the No. 1 sports podcast on iTunes, with more than 42 million downloads last year. He is also highly popular on Twitter, with more than 1.3 million followers.

Simmons is the author of the New York Times No. 1 best-selling book "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy," and "Now I Can Die In Peace: How The Sports Guy Found Salvation Thanks to the World Champion (Twice!) Red Sox."

Simmons also consults on original programs and projects for ESPN. He is a special contributor to ESPN’s newsmagazine "E:60," and he is an executive producer of ESPN’s critically acclaimed documentary series "30 for 30."

Simmons began writing for ESPN.com in 2001, and for seven years starting in 2002 he was the lead columnist for "ESPN The Magazine." Simmons also served as a writer for the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show on ABC from 2002 to 2004.

Before joining ESPN.com, Simmons hosted his own Web site, BostonSportsGuy.com, which began as a page on AOL’s Digital City Boston in 1997. He has also written for the "Boston Herald" and "Boston Phoenix."

Simmons received a Masters Degree in Journalism from Boston University and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross. He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • How to book Ben Simmons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ben Simmons for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ben Simmons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ben Simmons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ben Simmons?

    Booking fees for Ben Simmons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Simmons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ben Simmons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Simmons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Simmons for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Simmons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Simmons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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