Ed Randall is one of the foremost journalists in the history of baseball and the host of the radio program Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball which airs on New York's WFAN-AM Sunday Mornings and nationally on Sirius XM Radio's MLB Home Plate channel Saturday Mornings. Ed is also the Television Post Game Host for the New York Yankees on My9 Network in the New York Tri-State area. During his broadcast career he has called television play-by-play for New York minor-league teams and served as a “pinch-hitter”, the only time it had ever been allowed, for the legendary Public Address announcer for the New York Yankees, Bob Sheppard. Ed is a survivor of prostate cancer and founder of Bat for the Cure.
Ed Randall’s name is known to the world as synonymous with baseball, held in the highest esteem as one of the game’s foremost authorities by cultivating a winning national broadcasting career. He is considered one of the nation’s preeminent baseball interviewers on television and radio, which attests to his regular appearances as a valued contributor on ESPN Classic’s anthology shows and now, on the new MLB Network.
His critically-acclaimed television series, ED RANDALL’S TALKING BASEBALL, developed an enviable heritage of journalism, the result of more than 500 compelling interviews with the Who’s Who of baseball. The program aired on various regional sports networks across the country and was seen locally on the MSG-Network.
In March of 2002, he began hosting the only weekly radio show in the #1 media market devoted entirely to baseball, ED RANDALL’S TALKING BASEBALL, on 1050- ESPN-Radio.
One year later, he was privileged to have that franchise lured to WFAN-Radio, the nation’s leading sports radio station, where the wildly popular program has been heard on Sunday mornings at 9AM. With its audience growing exponentially, it is in its eighth season.
He also entertains a national audience on the MLB Home Plate Channel of Sirius/XM Radio Channel 175 where he hosts TALKING BASEBALL. He is also on staff at MLB.com as an anchor/reporter/play-by-play reporter Thanks to his extraordinary access within the baseball community, Mr. Randall wrote his first book at the invitation of Sports Publishing LLC, MORE TALES FROM THE YANKEE DUGOUT. The original stories of 75 people presently or formerly associated with the franchise received critical acclaim.
In 2003, he completed the text for Tom Seaver’s book, “THE OLD BALLGAME.” Ed asked Hall of Famers and contemporary players to reminisce about their careers in baseball. He later contributed numerous interviews for Donald Trump’s “The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received” for Triumph Books and wrote portions of Larry King’s book, again interviewing celebrities for “My Dad and Me: Life’s Lessons Learned from My Father.”
His newest entry, “BASEBALL FOR THE UTTERLY CONFUSED,” has just been published by McGraw-Hill. Throughout his career, he has been a committed and active participant in many charitable causes. His most important life’s work is as a cancer survivor, having established ED RANDALL’S BAT FOR THE CURE, a 501-c3 charity established in 2003 dedicated to promoting awareness, prevention and benefiting prostate cancer research at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. This past season, the charity, designated as an Official Charitable Partner of Minor League Baseball, hosted prostate cancer awareness nights in more than 130 minor league ballparks nationwide and complimentary prostate cancer screenings in concert with the Chicago Bulls, Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.
He is a distinguished alumnus of All Hallows High School and Fordham University