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Ray Didinger

Emmy-award winning producer, NFL Hall-of-Famer, legendary sports journalist and current sportscaster Ray Didinger is best known for his 50-year career covering the Philadelphia Eagles.

Meet Ray Didinger

Ray Didinger is a current contributor to the 94.1 WIP sports morning show and stands atop an accomplished career as a producer and sports journalist. 

He won six Emmy Awards while writing and producing NFL Films Presents and the documentary Football America.

His talents for production and storytelling come from his career as a full-time member of NBC Sports Philadelphia writing and appearing on-air. 

Ray Didinger became a household name throughout his 25-year career covering the NFL for the Philadelphia Bulletin and the Philadelphia Daily News

Today, organizations hire Ray Didinger for keynote speeches, fireside chats, and guest appearances. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Ray Didinger’s fees.

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Biography

Ray Didinger was born in Southwest Philadelphia and raised in Delaware County. He is a Temple University alumnus and graduated in 1968. Following graduation, he was a news reporter for the Philadelphia Daily times, but left after only a year to The Philadelphia Bulletin for their sports department. And so began Didinger’s legendary sports writing career. 

Didinger is a life-long Eagles fan, and rather than letting his love of the game bias his writing, it only motivated him further to get the best story. Case in point, even though Didinger was steadily making a name for himself, the athletes were always the focus of his reporting. 

Producing NFL Films, Radio, and Sportscasting

As his career came close to the turn of millennium, Ray Didinger began authoring and co-authoring books. His “Eagles Encyclopedia, Champions Edition” and “One Last Read, The Collected Works of the World’s Slowest Sportswriter” would become best sellers. 

In 1996, Ray Didinger joined NFL Films as a senior producer. He took an active role in the development of concepts, research, interviews, and editing of each show. During his 23-year career with NFL Films, he won four Emmy Awards for his work. 

Throughout the 2010’s, Didinger remained a central figure in Philadelphia sportscasting. He was a full-time member of NBC Sports Philadelphia, appearing on-air for the Eagles Pre Game Live and Eagles Post Game Live shows. 

Notably, in 2014, Didinger broke into playwriting with his critically-acclaimed autobiographical play “Tommy and Me.” The play covers Didinger’s formative friendship with Eagles player Tom McDonald and his efforts to get McDonald recognized in the NFL Hall of Fame. 

Into the 2020’s

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Didinger’s reporting would once again have a resurgence. Didinger was already a seasoned co-host on 94.1 WIP with Glen Macnow. However, the initial 2020 shutdowns had halted all professional sports. Ray Didinger made the bold decision to transform his normal 10-minute sports show to an hour-long interview series. Him and co-host Glen Macnow would invite sports stars onto their show and simply say “Tell us your story.” This format deeply resonated with their audience, and many credit its success not only to Didinger’s journalistic expertise, but also to his relatable love of football. 

In 2022, Ray Didinger announced his retirement from sportscasting. Although he made his return to 94.1 WIP in 2023 as a part-time contributor.

Sports Movies Night

Along with talking about his career, the current state of Philly sports, the NFL draft, or anything else sports-related, one of Ray Didinger’s most popular offerings is Sports Movies Night. Together with his longtime WIP partner Glen Macnow, they developed a night of behind-the-scenes stories from your favorite sports flicks. As you watch famous scenes from iconic movies like Rocky, Hoosiers, Caddyshack, and more, Ray and Glen tell the interesting and otherwise unknown stories behind these films. Sports films are one of Hollywood’s most enduring and bankable themes and this is an amazing event suitable for all ages. Sports Movies Night has sold out multiple shows including events at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Players Club of Swarthmore. Instead of hunting for tickets, you can book Sports Movies Night as a private event. It is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a laid-back sports-centered event.

How to Hire Ray Didinger

Find out how to hire Ray Didinger to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Ray Didinger’s availability and cost. When booking Ray Didinger for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Ray Didinger is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Ray Didinger booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Ray Didinger Booking Price

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