When the moon comes out, Ben Maller emerges with the most compelling overnights in sports talk radio. One of the original sports bloggers, Maller brings his token sarcasm, informative insight and stimulating opinions to sports fans each evening, while taking calls from listeners nationwide.
About the host:
Ben Maller is the host of FOX Sports Radio’s The Ben Maller Show. The overnight program broadcasts weekdays from 2 – 6 a.m. ET/11 p.m. – 3 a.m. PT, live from the network’s studios in Los Angeles, Calif.
One of the original sports bloggers, Maller brings his token trademark sarcasm, informative insight, and stimulating opinions to sports fans each evening. In addition to his weekday show, Maller hosts The Fifth Hour with Ben Maller podcast. The weekly program focuses heavily on football and betting topics, and is highlighted by the popular football betting feature, “Benny vs. Penny.” Maller also gives listeners a peak behind the curtain of his nightly radio show, and chats with friends of the program who listeners can’t get enough of.
Nicknamed “Big Ben,” Maller joined FOX Sports Radio a month after the network’s debut in 2000, and served as an update anchor and weekend talk show host for the network until thelaunch of his overnight show in 2014.
Prior to FOX Sports Radio, Maller worked at KXTA/XTRA Sports 1150 in Los Angeles, Calif., where he hosted the popular midday program Ben & Dave Show, in addition to anchoring the post-gameDodger Talk with the former longtime voice of the Dodgers, Ross Porter. Maller has served as an International Correspondent for New Zealand’s Premier Sports Station, Radio Sport, since 2009, and previously worked as a television sports pundit at NBC SportsNetwork in Stamford, Conn., in addition to guest-hosting a number of local sports radio shows in Boston, Mass., Denver, Colo. and Anaheim, Calif.
He began his career as a radio reporter for XTRA Sports 690, the 77,000-watt all-Sports blowtorch signal in San Diego, Calif. (XETRA). Aside from his radio and television assignments, Maller enjoyed a successful career as a provocative sports blogger, launching sports news and gossip website BenMaller.com before writing nationally for FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports (Postgame.com).