“No day is the same!”
Host, producer, and sports reporter Ben Lyons was born in New York City in 1981. He comes from a family tree of entertainment icons: his father is reporter Jeffrey Lyons and his grandfather Leonard Lyons wrote for the New York Post. Ben is an enthusiastic communicator that captures audiences by the ear the minute he gets a microphone in his hand. Ben’s career spans over a decade and a half and has taken him to a number of places. He studied English and Film at the University of Michigan from 2000 to 2002. Shortly after college, he went on to create his own production company. He currently works as the Sports Culture Reporter on CBS Los Angeles and as an On-Air Host for NBA TV.
He aspires for his work to reach audiences beyond everyday limitations. For example, he produced a music documentary in 2012 about South African jazz music. He also sits on the advisory board for Athletes Rock the Vote, an organization that connects athletes with youth to promote healthy social and political activism. He often judges film festivals and coordinates VIP screenings of the films. He has worked with companies such as E! Network, Yahoo, and Nickelodeon. He’s also worked on a number of popular shows in mainstream television such as Hip Hop Nation, Your Movie Show, and The Daily 10. He’s even co-hosted the Backstage Oscars show.
He also is highly passionate about sports. He is an avid New York Knicks fan and can often be seen as a contributing writer on the KnicksNow.com website. In 2012, he became a sportscaster on ESPN. He helped launch The Player’s Tribune podcast in 2014 and spent the next 4 years building the brand from the ground up by networking and securing investors. When he’s not working, he’s splitting his time between golf and basketball. Ben’s high energy is infectious and it is no wonder that he is one of our time’s most engaging storytellers yet.