Ed Randall is the CEO and Founder of Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (FFTC), a 501(c)(3) charity he started in 2003 to promote prostate cancer awareness and the life-saving value of screenings and early detection. The charity has conducted over 1,500 prostate cancer awareness days/nights at major league and minor league ballparks over the past nine baseball seasons, providing physician referrals and onsite PSA screenings to over 5,000 men.
In addition, the charity goes on the road around the U.S. to host seminars and town halls with doctors, policy makers, and prostate cancer survivors engaging in panel discussions about how best to diagnose and treat a disease that kills over 27,000 men annually. One of Ed’s and the charity’s stated goals is to reduce the number of late-stage diagnoses and deaths by increasing the percentage of U.S. men who are screened for prostate cancer – a number that dropped to just 31% of men 50 or older being tested in 2015.
While running FFTC, Ed continues to be a leader in the field of baseball broadcasting. He hosts a weekly Saturday morning show (Remember When) with former Red Sox star Rico Petrocelli on Sirius/XM’s MLB Network, as well as Sunday morning’s Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball on New York’s WFAN, where he just began his 14th season on the only talk show in New York City radio that is dedicated solely to baseball. He also hosts a podcast for MLB.com, where he serves as an anchor/reporter and covers over 150 games a season.
Baseball fans across the country were first introduced to Ed through his longtime television show, Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball, which was broadcast nationally from 1988 to 2002 on over twenty regional sports networks nationally, including the MSG Network in the New York area. Among the more than 500 interviews were half-hour (or full-hour) sessions with Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, legendary broadcaster Harry Caray, and actor Bill Murray. Sorted by team, the interviews have been available for purchase on DVD since 2014 through Amazon, the online MLB store, and at talkingbaseball.net.
A minor league baseball radio career in Elmira, Bristol (CT), Spokane, and Vancouver, B.C. from 1974-81 prepared Ed for a memorable five-game run during May 1988 when he was pressed into emergency pre- and post-game duties on the Yankees’ WPIX-TV telecasts. During the 2008 season, he was also honored to serve as the weekend replacement for legendary Yankees’ public address announcer Bob Sheppard. Ed also put in stints with SportsChannel New York (1987-91), CNN (1980), and ESPN Radio, as well as serving as the Yankees’ commercial television post-game host on WWOR-TV from 2010-2013.
The author of three books about baseball, Ed recently released Baseball for the Utterly Confused, published by McGraw-Hill. His interviews with well-known amateur and professional golfers make up the bulk of The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received by Donald Trump. (Crown, 2005)
A graduate of Fordham University, Ed is a member of the school’s College Alumni Board, as well as an inductee in the All Hallows High School Hall of Fame. Ed is a resident of Westchester County, New York.