Scott Ferrall

z0-mZWB4Scott Ferrall (born July 29, 1965) is an American sports talk radio personality who currently broadcasts for CBS Sports Radio with the program Ferrall on the Bench. His raspy voice is easily recognizable.

Scott Ferrall’s career began at the University of Indiana where from 1983-1987 he covered their legendary basketball and soccer teams while also DJ’ing on local commercial radio station WBWB for which he eventually earned a broadcasting scholarship. In 1987, after college, Ferrall got a job at KQV in his hometown of Pittsburgh as a news reporter and quickly moved up to Sports Director where he did morning and afternoon drive sports updates as well his covering his beloved Pirates, Penguins and Steelers.  Ferrall left KQV in 1990 to go to go to Chicago where he covered the Chicago Blackhawks and White Sox.  In 1992, Scott worked on the Sports Entertainment Network out of Las Vegas.  In 1993, he went to Atlanta to work on WCNN (The Fan) as their afternoon drive host.

In 1994, Ferrall made the move back out west where he hosted Ferrall OnThe Bench nightly on KNBR in San Francisco and was simulcasted on TV nationally on SportsChannel.  Things really took off for Ferrall from there as he moved his show to Los Angeles in 1995 to be nationally nationally on Westwood One and continued here until 1999.  During this time he also co-hosted “This Week in the NHL” nationally on Westwood One with Don Crique (’94-’99), did sports for MTV (’95-’98) and Co-Hosted TV’s “Battledome” (’98-’99) with Steve Albert.


In 1999 Scott decided to accept a new challenge and follow the sport that held his deepest passion by being the radio play by play voice of that NHL’s expansion Atlanta Thrashers.  Ferrall went back to national sports talk to following year when he became the evening host on Sportsfan Radio Network in Las Vegas.  When Sportsfan went under a year later, Ferrall went to New York where he worked on the legendary WFAN, then ESPN Radio New York and then took over mornings on WNEW.  After a scandal with another show on WNEW caused massive changes at the station, Ferrall made his way down to Miami where he hosted mornings on WQAM.  Next, he moved back up to Atlanta where he hosted on WMAX while also being part of “Mancow’s Morning Madhouse”.  After his station flipped formats, Ferrall moved over to Fox Sports Radio where he was again nationally syndicated.

In 2006, Scott was brought over to the newly created Howard 101 on Sirius Satellite Radio to host The Ferrall Show, even though Howard Stern was not a fan of sports.  Ferrall had earned the legendary broadcaster’s respect while competing against him during his time at WNEW (when Stern was nationally syndicated out of WXRK) and felt that like himself, Ferrall was a great radio talent that had been treated poorly by the industry.

In 2013, Ferrall went back to terrestrial radio to revive Ferrall on the Bench, and become part of the newly launched national sports network CBS Sports Radio as their 10PM-2AM ET host where he can still be heard weeknights.

Ferrall On The Bench
Ferrall On The Bench12 hours ago

Last Night the Orange County Register's Bill Oram told Ferrall it's hard to judge Doc Rivers but he may be a fall guy if they fail in the first round

Ferrall On The Bench
Ferrall On The Bench13 hours ago

Last Night NFL Network's Adam Rank told Ferrall that not only does he not see Mitchell Trubisky as being the top pick, he doesn't see him as the top quarterback

Ferrall On The Bench
Ferrall On The Bench13 hours ago

ICYMI: Last Night Scott Ferrall talked about how sports tv is ruined with just constant debate shows with people yelling at each other

Marshall Weaver Bayless is the biggest wanker.
Erik J. Fardette Nailed it, Ferrall On The Bench. Can't stand those shows.
David Thomas THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Don Freeman Nice one Scottie !!!
Mark Erskine i usually just mute it and listen to the people at my house.....Lmao #samething
Rich Love That's why we come see Ferrell!!! DaMan wit da plan !!! Shake it up!!
Brian Tavenier Last nights rant on the topic was spot on. Great show guys. Keep up the awesomeness
Lee Hakes Taylor Hakes
CG Byrne Every sports show that isn't a game blows.
Ryan McCallum Ferrell on the Bench, the new home of NHL Coverage in USA
Samir سمير حنيف Hanef Exactly! Makes it unbearable to watch, so i just look forward to Tha Man, Ferral every night instead!
Ben Myers I will still tune into Sportscenter for a few minutes here and there, but in truth 30 for 30 or live sports is all I really watch anymore on ESPN.
Brian Gross I agree that's pretty much how a sports talk show is....the individuals on the show berate each other trying to argue why they are right and why the other is wrong
Don Finstad Absolutely. The banter is so contrived.
Terry Parker Thank you Scott for stating what I felt for years. They are fake arguments too. Just for the sake of having people take opposite sides of an issue. None of them really believe what they're saying either.
Ferrall On The Bench
Ferrall On The Bench13 hours ago

ICYMI: Last Night Scott Ferrall talked about how he is done with Doc Rivers in Los Angeles because he hasn't produced enough in his time there